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iQ Student Accommodation appoint Chief Development and Investment Officer

iQ Student Accommodation has appointed a new Chief Development and Investment Officer – as part of its UK operational team.

iQ Student Accommodation has announced it has appointed Peter Holden as Chief Development and Investment Officer. Peter will serve as part of the UK operational team, reporting to CEO Rob Roger. 

Peter joins iQ Student Accommodation from Round Hill Capital, where he spent five years establishing and leading the company’s investment and development programme in Europe and USA. 

Peter Holden, Chief Development and Investment Officer, iQ Student Accommodation
Peter Holden, Chief Development and Investment Officer, iQ Student Accommodation

“I am delighted that Peter has chosen to join iQ as Chief Development and Investment Officer, bringing with him over 20 years of international real estate development experience. With his track record of successfully delivering multi-site development projects, Peter will be an excellent addition to our management team. 

“With a strong development pipeline in cities of highest student demand and our disciplined and focused approach to investing in our portfolio, we are well positioned for the future as we continue delivering high-quality accommodation for the thousands of students who choose to live with iQ.”

Rob Roger, CEO, iQ Student Accommodation

At Round Hill Capital, Peter was responsible for delivering over 40 development projects in eight countries – totalling over 13,000 purpose-built student accommodation (PBSA) and Build to Rent (BTR) homes, large scale master planned communities, strategic land, logistics and commercial developments. Peter has previously held senior leadership roles with Hines Europe, Arcadis NV and BAA plc. 

“iQ has built a market leading portfolio of purpose-built student accommodation in the UK, and has an excellent track record for investment and growth across the portfolio. I am really delighted to join the team and continue to grow the business as high quality student accommodation continues to be in high demand for occupiers and investors.”

Peter Holden, Chief Development and Investment Officer, iQ Student Accommodation

Peter is a Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, and a regular contributor to international conferences on real estate investment and development. He holds a BSc in Construction Management from Manchester University and an MSc in European Real Estate from Kingston University.

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