Iain spearheads our Operational Living department across PBSA, Co-living, Build to Rent, Later Living and Retirement.

Iain is considered a veteran of the Living sector adding it to his 38-year career. The past projects on his CV are considerable, over £8bn of schools and hospitals in the PPP market as a Partner at G&T, the Estates Rationalisation Project for HMNB Clyde (Faslane & Coulport), over 50 Care Homes both Developed and Operated, and a strong background in FM including a term as Chair of the Professional Institute for FM the now IWFM and Deputy Chair of Global FM.

Iain entered the Rental Living Sector over a decade ago founding LIV Consult alongside Graham Bates and the LIV Group before selling the business to Cortland in 2019. Bidwells acquired the Operational Consultancy Team in April this year. The team are known for their knowledge leadership in Operational Living and Iain is recognised as a subject leader and an accomplished speaker in the industry. He and his team have delivered advice on over £6.2bn of assets.

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Iain is Chair of the Association of Rental Living Scottish Hub, sits on their Strategic Group for the UK and is a member of the Whole Life Cost Hub. Iain is also a mentor for the ULI.



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London boasts 43% of operational UK BTR, but regional pipeline dominates.

BTR Open & Operating Report | London

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Iain Murray, our Head of Operational Living, gave the opening keynote presentation and joined a panel at the Bisnow BTRAC conference in Canary Wharf, London.

Headline Sponsors at Bisnow's Build to Rent Annual Conference (BTRAC) 2024

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