UK Apartment Association Launches London and South East Hub in New Year Celebration

The UK Apartment Association (UKAA), a leading membership organisation for the UK Build to Rent (BTR) and Single-family Rental (SFR) sectors, welcomed the New Year with the inauguration of its London and South East Hub. The event, sponsored by Chapman Taylor, took place on Thursday, January 18, 2024, at the Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP offices.

Director Michael Swiszczowski of Chapman Taylor, addressed the audience at the inaugural event, emphasising the significance of the new hub and the collaborative efforts to drive growth in the industry.

Chapman Taylor, a supporter and member of the UKAA, expressed their excitement about being involved in the launch of the London and South East Hub. The event drew a significant crowd, comprising familiar faces and new introductions, making the evening's networking session a resounding success.

The event served as a platform for industry leaders and professionals to connect, exchange knowledge, and set the stage for a prosperous year in the Build to Rent sector. The discussions and collaborations during the inauguration underscored the collective commitment to the growth and success of the BTR and SFR sectors across the UK.

Michael Swiszczowski (BA(Hons), MArch, ADPPA, ARB, RIBA)

Director, UK

Michael joined Chapman Taylor in 2016 to strengthen the practice’s residential expertise. He joined the UK Board in 2022 and continues to take an active role in developing the practice’s residential and hospitality sectors across the UK business.

He has experience working on award-winning residential projects, with a particular focus on Build-to-Rent, student accommodation, hotels, serviced apartments and modular construction.

Michael is a regular speaker at residential and property conferences where he articulates Chapman Taylor’s design approach and skill-sets. He is also an RIBA-elected member of the Regional Council for RIBA North West.

Areas of expertise:

Residential / Build-to-Rent / Student Accommodation / Hotels

Simon Pitt (BA(Hons), DipArch, ARB, RIBA)

Associate Director, UK

Simon joined Chapman Taylor in 2021 and brings a wealth of residential experience.

Simon has successfully designed and delivered a wide range of Residential and Hospitality projects and has over twenty years’ experience.

Areas of expertise:

Residential / Hospitality / Build to Rent / Modular

Richard Daw (BA(Hons), DipArch, ARB, RIBA)

Associate Director, UK

Richard joined Chapman Taylor in 2021 with a particular focus on helping to grow Chapman Taylor’s residential design capability in Manchester. Richard brings a unique perspective to holistic living and workplace trends thanks to his former experience in managing a flexible workspace start-up.

Richard is highly experienced in several sectors, including residential, workplace, retail and education projects, and is skilled at blending the different uses in mixed-use projects. He is well placed to offer our clients a unique view on the growing Build-to-Rent sector from both an architectural and management perspective.

Areas of expertise:
Residential / Workplace / Build-to-Rent / Student Accommodation

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