London Strategic Land, the investment company working to bring more and better housing to London, has appointed Hillbreak co-founder, Jon Lovell, to its Advisory Board. He will bring an independent perspective on ESG trends and priorities, advising on the integration of pertinent factors into fund strategy and the investment process.
Commenting on the appointment, Jon said: “Addressing the acute housing crisis in and around London is one of the most pressing and systemic challenges for the city region and the wider UK economy. It is crucial that all new homes built for the Capital are fit for the future, whilst also meeting the needs of today. I’m therefore delighted to be taking on this role with London Strategic Land, a business with great potential to be part of the solution, and I look forward to helping the team to integrate rigorous attention to relevant environmental and social factors into its investment processes.”
He continued, “Increasingly, institutional and private investors are looking for investment solutions that deliver positive environmental and social outcomes alongside a competitive financial return. With quality, sustainability and accessibility as central guiding principles to the planning, design and delivery of new homes, there’s a significant opportunity for investors to realise these combined objectives.”
Mark Tagliaferri, Chairman of London Strategic Land, said: “We are delighted that Jon has agreed to join our advisory board. We believe Jon and the team at Hillbreak can assist us in our objective of achieving high social impact on our sites. The team at LSL strive to create places which are sustainable environmentally and socially. Jon’s experience will be invaluable in helping us demonstrate, validate and measure these important objectives on our sites and as we develop and grow as a business.”
Lovell joins Robin Hoyles, former Group Land and Planning Director at Crest Nicholson plc, Claire Fielding, Partner at Town Legal LLP, Karen Alcock, Managing Director at Kanda Consulting, and Jennifer Ross, Founding Director of Tibbalds Planning & Urban Design, on the Advisory Board.
Lovell brings a wealth of independent advisory experience to the role. He currently sits on the ESG Committees of Round Hill Capital, BMO Real Estate Partners and the Responsible Property Investment Group of Royal London Asset Management, as well as the Advisory Board of the Urban Land Institute in the UK.