Inspiring Business by Sharing Success


Student Housing's new Nottingham office has appointed its first member of staff.

James Holden (21) joins director Harry Conti at the company's Ilkeston Road office, which opened in May.


As a Lettings Administrator, James will let and manage student accommodation, including viewings, inspections, inventories and maintenance requests.


"We've really hit the ground running in Nottingham,” says Harry (25). "In the five weeks since opening we've spoken to lots of landlords interested in working with us, and we've attracted £2.6 million from investors wanting us to purchase and manage properties in Nottingham on their behalf. We have acquired over 30 units on behalf of these investors and are undergoing an aggressive refurbishment schedule of over £460,000 to improve the standard of accommodation offered in Nottingham. We've also taken over several properties and are actively managing them, which meant we needed to recruit.”


James finished studying for a BA (Hons) degree in Real Estate Studies at Nottingham Trent University in May. "I have a keen interest in property and buying and letting property is something that runs in the family. It's something I will certainly consider one day, but at the moment, I am looking forward to helping students find the best accommodation they can and also to giving the landlords we work with an insight into what students are looking for in their accommodation," he says.


Entrepreneurs Harry Conti and Marcus Askam-Yates (28) left the University of Lincoln before graduating to start Student Housing in 2015. Since then the company has become the city's largest specialist lettings agents, managing more than 300 properties and providing accommodation for over 1,000 students. The business partners have the same ambition for the new Nottingham office.


As well as acquiring property for private investors, Student Housing is keen to work with current landlords who are interested in increasing their yields and is also offering a consultation service to professionals, such as architects and conveyancers.


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