February 8th, 2023

Amro bolsters leadership team across UK and Europe

We’re delighted to announce we have strengthened our senior leadership team with four key promotions.


Within the European student housing leadership team, Luis Lopez-Quinones Garcia and Pablo Garcia- Morales Osorio have each been promoted to Managing Director and appointed as Co-Heads of Iberia. They will work alongside recently appointed Senior Managing Director Rainer Nonnengässer, tasked with spearheading Amro’s drive into new student housing markets including Germany, the Netherlands and Austria.


Within the UK Build to Rent leadership team, Tom Donnachie has been promoted to Managing Director, UK Investment and Stephen Hole has been promoted to Managing Director, UK Development.


We are already in advanced discussions with long-term institutional investment partners as we begin a significant scale-up of our residential living investment platforms, targeting €2 billion gross portfolio value in our Europe student housing platform and £2 billion in our UK BTR vehicle within the next four years.


Director of Sustainability & ESG, Elisabetta Li Destri Nicosia, who joined the business in 2022, will work closely with both teams to implement sustainability strategies at asset, portfolio and corporate level as we double down on our NZC2025 target.

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February 1st, 2023

New student housing project acquired in Valencia

  • €30M GDV project will deliver 221 new student beds close to five universities
  • Facilities include rooftop terrace, green spaces, canteens, gym and study rooms
  • Project will target maximum ESG credentials to be one of Europe’s most sustainable buildings
  • Valencia has the greatest student housing supply/demand mismatch of any Spanish city

We have further strengthened our position in the Iberian student housing market with the acquisition of a new €30M GDV project in Valencia, on Spain’s south-eastern coast, alongside our partners IP Investment Management and Heed Capital.


The project will deliver 221 new student beds on a c. 2,000 sqm site just outside the city centre, in newly regenerated Avenida del Puerto, a major avenue within walking distance of five universities: European University of Valencia, University of Valencia, University Polytechnic of Valencia, University Catholic of Valencia and International University of Valencia.


Featuring extensive shared modern facilities including a swimming pool, gym, rooftop terrace, green spaces, canteen and study rooms, the development will target maximum ESG credentials including BREEAM Outstanding, Fitwel 3*, and WiredScore platinum certifications. In addition, following our NZC2025 pledge, the scheme will seek Passivhaus status making it one of the most sustainable new buildings in Spain, and indeed continental Europe, on completion in early 2026.


Valencia is a tier one market in Spain, being the country’s third most popular university destination with strong underlying market fundamentals. During the 2021/22 academic year, the total student population was over 103,000 students with international students accounting for approximately 12% of the total. In addition, Valencia recorded the highest YoY student enrolment growth of all provinces at 2.9%.

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