In his 32 years at CBRE Chris Lacey has led in many of the largest / 1st mover projects within the Residential Capital Markets.
1st to lead on Land Assembly Strategy
1st major institutional UK entrant to PRS
1st London Platform Development/Investment Fund created
1st major London hybrid PRS/For Sale Funding
1st major Regional PRS Platform Deal
Henry Boot/Capital & Centric
Largest Manchester PRS Funding/JV deal
US Pension Fund
Strategic advisor for one of the largest funds
Atlas Building, London Build-for-Sale tower
1st major Scottish PRS Deal Agreed
It wasn’t long ago that Akelius went looking for advice as to how to enter the UK market. We needed to know what and where to buy, how to set up our platform, team of advisors and what to expect as risk and reward. We chose Chris to help lead our way and haven’t looked back. It all worked very well. Our Global £8.5 billion Residential Investment portfolio is solid and successful. Time has shown that our UK decisions and Chris’s advice was excellent. We still meet to talk business and opportunities.
Lars Lindfors – Vice President (Akelius)
Chris has been hugely helpful and heavily instrumental in the setting up of our market leading and 1st mover Regional Build to Rent business, Moda. We now have £1.4 billion worth of GDV projects under control. He’s a performer and a really solid strategic development and investment advisor. That’s not easy to find in this new and fast growing market
Johnny Caddick – Managing Director (MODA)
South Central Management
The team at South Central Management have delivered two substantial Central London Residential mixed use projects over the past 3 years with a combined GDV of around £700 million. Chris Lacey was the “go to” advisor in helping successfully joint venture and finance both projects; firstly a 450 unit PRS/student/mixed use scheme adjoining the Elephant & Castle station and secondly a 335 unit, 41 storey tower for private sale known as TWO FIFTY ONE, also within the Elephant & Castle.
Chris is a real trusted expert and we feel that his deep market knowledge and wide ranging connections provides rare but insightful advice producing a much appreciated added value service.
Martin Lent – Chief Executive (SCM)