Harris Associates promotes Josh Rosenberg to Associate Partner

After a period of strong growth, Harris Associates has made an internal promotion that will continue to bolster operations.

The team at Harris Associates | PBSA News
The team at Harris Associates.

Investment agency Harris Associates has promoted Josh Rosenberg to Associate Partner. In his new role, Josh will take on additional leadership responsibilities, helping to continue to revolutionise the real estate market which is at the core of Harris Associates’ mission. 

“We’re thrilled to recognise Josh’s accomplishments and commitment to innovation by promoting him to Associate Partner. We will continue to disrupt the real estate sector together, to give our clients a future-facing and market-beating experience – every step of the process.” 

Jamie Harris, Head of PBSA, Harris Associates

An instrumental person to Harris Associates’ growth over the past two years, Josh led the expansion of the company’s student housing team, by onboarding numerous new clients to the business and constantly challenging the status quo to add value to client projects. 

“I am thrilled and extremely proud to have been promoted to the position of Associate Partner at Harris Associates. In my new position, I eagerly anticipate the ongoing leadership responsibilities and contribution to driving innovation to provide our clients with an unparalleled, multi-dimensional level of agency service.”

Josh Rosenberg, Associate Partner, Harris Associates

Despite the current undersupply crisis, Josh helped Harris Associates advise on over £1bn of UK purpose-built student accommodation (PBSA) transactions throughout 2023 – representing 180% year-over-year growth. His efforts enabled the PBSA division to transact on over 2,434 beds.

 “I am delighted to hear about Josh’s deserved promotion. Josh and his team have brought some new energy and excitement to the PBSA and Build to Rent investment market. His innovative and creative marketing approach has managed to attract interest in the sector from existing and new investors, and he’s always found ways to present opportunities in a way that makes them stand out. I am excited to see how Josh helps build and grow the Harris Associates practice in his new position.”

Ioannis Verdelis, Chief Investment Officer, Vita Group

Alongside this, Josh assisted with multiple high-profile transactions during 2023, including the sale of 180-bed Emily Davies in Southampton, 302-bed Austin Hall & Asquith House in Leeds, and 369-bed The Store House funding project in Leeds. 

“Josh has an exceptionally strong network and knowledge of the UK PBSA sector. His specialist acumen and proactive approach clearly sets him apart from other competitors. He is professional, tenacious, and excellent at building relationships with his clients. It’s been a pleasure to work with Josh over the years.”

Limor Shklaz, Housing & Alternatives Acquisitions Director, Nuveen

Josh is passionate about building relationships and harnessing innovative methods to transform traditional property agencies – and he welcomes new clients to join them on their journey to redefine the marketplace.