Velo Student Living appoints new Asset Manager

Velo Student Living appoints a new Asset Manager to identify and deliver on student accommodation opportunities.

Pedro Barros, new Asset Manager, Velo Student Living | PBSA News
Pedro Barros, new Asset Manager, Velo Student Living.

West Midlands based nationwide student accommodation provider – Velo Student Living – appoints Pedro Barros as the company’s new Asset Manager. With over 20 years’ experience across the commercial and residential sectors, Pedro will help identify and deliver on student accommodation opportunities in Velo Student Living’s target high growth areas, which includes Birmingham, Manchester, Liverpool, Leeds and Leicester, building on the £1.2bn worth of student accommodation already handled by the business.

“We’re delighted to welcome Pedro to Velo Student Living. He is a highly experienced professional who brings extensive experience in the development and investment sectors to the business.

“This is an exciting period for us as we look to build on our progress as the UK’s premier student accommodation provider, identifying the right opportunities in the right places to deliver exciting projects for the future.”

Bilal Ahmed, Chairman, Velo Student Living

Pedro’s previous work includes driving acquisitions, asset management, and managing portfolios and advising development projects with a total asset value exceeding £1bn.

His career achievements range from managing the pre-build phase of a major £500m hotel development project, to supporting internationally with the land acquisition of affordable housing projects totalling 12,000 homes.

“I’m proud to be joining Velo Student Living and support the business’ next stage of growth. The demand for student accommodation across the UK is ever-growing as our educational pillars grow in strength. I am looking forward to working alongside our team of highly experienced professionals to help deliver quality projects that achieve this need.”

Pedro Barros, new Asset Manager, Velo Student Living