Get Living appoints Rick de Blaby to grow its platform

March 20, 2017

Get Living Group, the UK’s leading large scale residential investment company, backed by clients of Delancey, Qatari Diar and APG, has appointed Rick de Blaby as Executive Vice Chairman.

Focused on growing Get Living Group’s platform, Rick will work alongside CEO Neil Young and Non-Executive Chairman Stuart Corbyn.  Get Living Group has 2,000 homes for rent at East Village, E20 and its soon-to-launch second location in Elephant and Castle.

Stuart Corbyn, Non-Executive Chairman of Get Living Group, commented: “With a strong track record in urban regeneration, Rick brings more than 35 years of development and customer focused management experience, across both residential and commercial property. His expertise, both at the real estate and corporate level, is highly complementary to the existing skills of our management team. We have been pioneers in the large scale residential investment sector since our start and will continue be at the forefront of this exciting, innovative sector, setting new standards of experience for those renting homes.”

Rick de Blaby, who was CEO at MEPC for nine years before joining London residential developer United House to direct its restructure, said: “The opportunity to work with three such insightful investors and the dynamic team at Get Living couldn’t be more exciting. The team’s focus on creating experiences that people love and places they’ll call their own is embedded throughout the business, and is an extremely attractive proposition.”

Neil Young, CEO Get Living Group, added: “We’re absolutely delighted to welcome Rick to the business. He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience. I’m very much looking forward to working closely with him in further growing the Get Living Group footprint and management expertise.”

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