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McCarthy Stone appoints three land directors

Written by: Prithvi Pandya
Published on: 22 Feb 2022

McCarthy Stone [square]Retirement home developer McCarthy Stone has announced three senior appointments to its land team.

James Hanna has joined as land director in its special projects team. Hanna will be responsible for leading land activities connected with the development of new initiatives. He was previously a corporate property manager at Aldi, where he was responsible for their mixed-use development arm.

Phil Isherwood has joined as land director for the East and West Midlands. Isherwood has 10 years of experience in senior property development roles. He was previously a senior acquisitions surveyor at McDonald’s.

Gareth Owen has rejoined McCarthy Stone as land director for the North. Owen spent two years as land and partnerships director for Keepmoat Homes. He will be responsible for driving land acquisition across the North West, North East and Yorkshire.

John Tonkiss, chief executive of McCarthy Stone, said: “I’m delighted to welcome Phil, Gareth and James to the business. With our existing land team around the UK, they will help us buy more sites for high-quality and well-located retirement communities. Their extensive experience in buying town centre, brownfield land is exactly what we need as we seek to bring life back to local high streets through our developments and help older people remain independent, safe and well-connected in their own home. We need new land, and lots of it, in order to satisfy growing demand for this important form of housing.”

Pictured L to R: Phil Isherwood, Gareth Owen and James Hanna

Thumbnail L to R: James Hanna, Gareth Owen and Phil Isherwood

Image credit | McCarthy Stone