SAV Group makes senior appointments for PBSA growth

SAV Group appoints legal and planning experts to senior advisory positions, as a reflection of the company’s PBSA expertise.

Christopher Lockhart-Mummery KC joins the SAV Group team as its newly appointed Business Advisor amid increasing presence in the PBSA sector | PBSA News
Christopher Lockhart-Mummery KC joins the SAV Group team as its newly appointed Business Advisor amid increasing presence in the PBSA sector.

Property investor and developer SAV Group has appointed renowned barristers Charles Banner KC as Non-Executive Director and Christopher Lockhart-Mummery KC as Business Advisor, as a reflection of the company’s purpose-built student accommodation (PBSA) expertise.

Christopher Lockhart-Mummery KC and Charles Banner KC have joined SAV Group with specialist knowledge and vast experience in planning and strategic development.

The company has evolved from a small property developer financed by private family offices, to a well-recognised real estate investor. The SAV Group has circa £250m assets under management as of June this year.

Since launching in 2014, the SAV Group’s presence in the PBSA sector showcases the progression the company has made.

“Charles and Christopher join SAV Group at an exciting juncture. Their rich sector experience and unrivalled expertise in navigating complex development projects will be an asset to our team. The firm has enjoyed considerable growth in the past 12 months and is working on some significant sites in Central London. These appointments add to the depth and breadth of our thinking and will play an important role in our continued expansion.”

Alex Tarlo, Founding Director, SAV Group

Christopher Lockhart-Mummery KC is a former Deputy High Court Judge with a career spanning 50 years.

In recent years, he has focused his expertise on planning work in both the public and private sectors, representing clients in the Supreme Court, Court of Appeal, High Court and Planning Inquiries.

Christopher was called to the Bar in 1971, took silk in 1986, and served as Head of Chambers at 4 Breams Buildings and later at Landmark. He retired from full time practice at the Bar in 2022.

Charles Banner KC joins the SAV Group team as its newly appointed Non-Executive Director.

Charles Banner KC is a leading barrister in commercial development and planning disputes and is a RICS Standards and Regulations Board member.

Alongside his part-time role at Oxford University as a lecturer in law, Charles hosts the ‘Have We Got Planning News for You’ online commentary series.

Charles will continue his full-time practise at Keatings Chambers alongside his newly appointed role.

“SAV Group has impressed me for years with its savvy approach to planning and its intellectual rigor, taking on interesting sites with sometimes complex legacies that could deter other developers. They are a young, diverse and energised team of genuine experts, far from your typical West End property company, and so I am delighted to be taking on this advisory role.”

Charles Banner KC, Non-Executive Director, SAV Group

SAV Group has delivered over 1,500 units across 15 projects with a combined GDV of £500m with a track record of delivering a variety of schemes, from student accommodation through to hotels and Build to Rent.