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Former CRM and British Land executives join Curlew as it strengthens team with four new hires

Curlew Capital has bolstered its team with four new hires as part of its ambitious growth plans in the UK Purpose Built Student Accommodation (“PBSA”) sector.


Curlew is targeting the delivery of c. 5,000 new beds over the next three years, significantly extending its existing UK PBSA footprint, which currently totals more than 3,500 beds across 14 schemes in established university cities.

David Allwood joins as Deputy Fund Manager from British Land, where he spent three years as lead development analyst, advising on acquisitions, development projects and wider regeneration schemes. David will be working on investment strategy, analysis and underwriting for Curlew’s expanding investment and development programme.

Kristian Mills, formerly Head of South East Operations at CRM, joins Curlew in the newly created role of Director of Asset Management. Kristian will oversee the asset management function across Curlew’s current PBSA portfolio, working closely with property manager Fresh Student Living. Kristian brings over 15 years of sector experience, having previously worked at Unite Group, Prodigy Living, iQ and Tipi.

As Director of Operations, Nigel Mogridge will work closely alongside senior management with responsibility for coordinating all operational aspects of the Curlew business, including marketing, HR, IT and compliance. Alongside Nigel, Emma Lander joins as Operations Assistant. Emma has significant compliance and finance experience and joins Curlew from Seven Dials Fund Management, where she was Financial Assistant.