US build-to-rent specialist Atlas Residential has appointed Stephanie Smith, formerly of Yardi, as its UK portfolio director. Smith will oversee Atlas’s rental communities including Bow Square in Southampton and The Forum in Birmingham, as well as managing customer satisfaction, property performance and team operations across the UK.
She will work closely with recently appointed operations director Dominic Martin and managing director Jonathon Ivory.
At property software firm Yardi, Smith focused on residential and mixed-use clients. Prior to 2013, she worked in the US, holding positions at firms including Greystar Management and Carmel Partners.
“This is a pivotal moment in the UK build-to-rent market, and to be able to work on something so groundbreaking is very exciting, especially working with such a forward-thinking team,” said Smith.
Ivory added: “Stephanie has a diverse range of expertise in the build-to-rent sector across America and will add significant value to our business and our staff here in the UK.”