Project Student appoints Operations Director as it prepares for growth

Project Student appoints an Operations Director as it prepares for growth, focusing on becoming a major player in the sector.

Shelley Bellett, Operations Director, Project Student | PBSA News
Shelley Bellett, Operations Director, Project Student.

Purpose-built student accommodation (PBSA) operator – Project Student – appoints Shelley Bellett as Operations Director, as the company prepares for growth. With ambitious plans for growth this year, the operator is focused on becoming a major player in the sector – meeting the growing need for a diverse portfolio.

Shelley brings with her 17 years’ experience in the PBSA sector, which includes positions at Yugo, Greystar, iQ and Liberty Living. Having progressed through multiple roles in the industry, her latest appointment as Operations Director will provide the operator with strategic and operational expertise in all areas.

“I am thrilled to join Project Student at a very exciting time. I am used to working across a diverse mix of PBSA portfolios so joining Project Student complements my experience. With this challenge comes great opportunity to introduce new processes and efficiencies for the client whilst also elevating the service standard for our residents.”

Shelley Bellett, Operations Director, Project Student

Project Student was founded by CEO and Founder Oliver Rayns, whose expertise spans sales, lettings and management. The company has established a growing portfolio of student accommodation across the country, with a 12-building portfolio in six UK cities.

Shelley’s appointment comes at a time when the operator has several additional properties being mobilised for practical completion this year, with an additional pipeline heading into 2024. Shelley will be responsible for creating operational efficiencies and innovations that will benefit a scaling business for both the client and the end-user.

“We are extremely excited to welcome Shelley to our team and to garner the experience and expertise that she brings to Project Student at this stage of our growth. She is ambitious to deliver on our growth targets and position Project Student as an industry leading provider in the sector.”

Oliver Rayns, CEO and Founder, Project Student