A true asset to our capital markets team, Katherine specialises in student accommodation, build to rent, development, and strategic consultancy.

With extensive knowledge of the student accommodation and build to rent markets, it is clear Katherine has an impressive collection of skills. She is fully equipped to value your property, source sites for development and advise on interesting investment opportunities to help realise your vision.

Not only will Katherine advise you on financial returns, she will guide you through to project completion, whether that be securing a funding partner or assisting throughout the legal process.  

Katherine has a successful track record in asset disposal, having sold student accommodation assets in Edinburgh, Selly Oak and Dundee on behalf of Maven Capital Partners and a portfolio of a hundred PRS properties in Suffolk. 

Her diligent work on the purchase of Grosvenor House in Covent Garden for Aberdeen Standard and the forward funding purchase of Mount Pleasant Halls in Cambridge for Legal & General, demonstrates why her team were Highly Commended in the ‘Agency of the Year’ category at the Student Accommodation Awards 2019. 

Katherine is a Chartered member of the RICS.



Highly Commended ‘Agency of the Year’ at the Student Accommodation Awards.

Aberdeen Standard Investments were extremely impressed with Bidwells' unique knowledge of the sector, Kat Ilett is a delight to work with.
Hugh Leggat - Portfolio Manager, Aberdeen Standard Investments.



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Harrington House, Stoke Mandeville, Aylesbury

Harrington House is let to Bucks NHS Trust for a further year and is currently used as staff and student accommodation for workers at the nearby Stoke Mandeville Hospital.

Harrington House Stoke Mandeville - Final Brochure

Prime Colchester Student Accommodation Development

Moorfield Group has entered into a JV development agreement with Melberry Developments to fund a 282 bed PBSA development in Colchester

Colchester deal

Saxon Court, Milton Keynes

Socius Development Ltd has acquired Saxon Court in Milton Keynes, a landmark office building with adjacent development site. Funded by Patron Capital, the pan-European institutional real estate investor, Socius Development Ltd is planning to create a new Grade A office hub with flexible workspace, Build-to-Rent homes, retail and community spaces in the heart of the city.

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Dundee Street, Edinburgh

Located close to Edinburgh Napier University campus with permission for 79 en-suite clusters and 137 studios.

162-174 Dundee Street, Edinburgh

St Clare House, Ipswich

Town centre office building comprising circa 77,000 sq ft let to the Secretary of State for the Environment (HMRC) until July 2023, with a tenant break clause in 2021. Passing rent of £695,000 per annum.

St Clare House, Ipswich

The Mill House, Edinburgh

Bidwells acted for the vendors, Maven Capital Partners and IP Investment Management. The building has been 100% let since it was opened in 2017 and offers high quality en-suite and studio accommodation. It provides 257 bedrooms comprising 227 en-suites and 30 studios, plus circa 5,200 sq ft of ground floor retail. The purchaser was the Malaysian Pension Fund, KWAP, advised by 90 North.

Mill House, Edinburgh

Mount Pleasant Halls, Cambridge

Bidwells provided detailed local market knowledge and wider sector specific advice, including cash flow analytics and development funding. Let to St Edmund's College, this highly secure income stream was exactly what L&G was seeking to acquire to hedge its annuity liabilities.

Mount Pleasant Halls

MK Gateway

Mixed-use development evangelists Socius really get the knowledge economy. They know that cities like Cambridge, Oxford and Milton Keynes are powered by the collaboration of the people living and working there and their shared quest for knowledge and discovery.


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