Places for People named landlord of the year
Published by Amy M for Places for People Group in Housing and also in Care and Support, Communities
Comedian Sean Lock, Places for People Chief Executive David Cowans and the award's sponsor
Housing and care provider Places for People has been recognised as one of the UK’s best landlords.
The organisation scooped the coveted ‘Landlord of the year’ accolade at this week’s RESI Awards, which recognises excellence in the residential property marketing.
Places for People is the only organisation to win this award twice – having already received it in 2012.
The winner was chosen by a panel of industry judges, who said: “Places for People was a clear winner for its innovation in blending its private and affordable activities and coming up with structures that make it a joint venture partner of choice in the residential world.”
Places for People also received awards in two categories at this week’s Housing Excellence Awards, which highlights organisations leading the way in the social housing sector.
Its support and care services for homeless young people was recognised in the ‘Best tenant care programme’ category, while the ‘Product of the year’ accolade was awarded to Places for People and Visual Metrics for Neighbourhub – an innovative business to business neighbourhood management solution.
David Cowans, Places for People Chief Executive, commented: “Our aim is to build great places and help our customers to meet and exceed their aspirations. To achieve this, the support we offer communities is far more than just property management - it extends to leisure facilities, individual support and care and financial products.
“We are very proud to receive these three awards and that our innovative approach to placemaking has been recognised across the industry.”
Places for People is one of the largest property management, development and regeneration companies in the UK and owns and manages 148,000 homes and its care and support services help some 6,765 people with different needs.