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Team Investment

Location London

Ben LeechManaging Director, Investments

Ben joined Equitix in 2009 and has over 20 years’ experience in the fields of leading bids, planning and development, social housing, student accommodation and social infrastructure development.

At Equitix projects have included lead Director for successful primary student accommodation for University of Durham, University of Leicester, University of York, Kingston University, University of Birmingham (and others) as well as social housing projects at North Tyneside and Manchester.

His skills and experience in consultancy, development and operations have been vital in facilitating the progression of Equitix’s presence in bidding in the Higher Education and Social Housing sectors.

Prior to Equitix Ben was Project Leader for Auckland Regional Council’s (New Zealand) Urban Development Team working on maritime infrastructure development with Ports of Auckland, the Council’s investment arm ARH, and projects leading to the redevelopment of Auckland Waterfront. Ben also led the Regeneration team for a number of years at the Riverside Group, one of the UK’s largest Housing Associations.

Ben holds an MA in Modern European History from the University of Bradford, and is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Housing.