Phone: 0117 3027000
London Head Office
5th Floor Swan House
17-19 Stratford Place, London
Founded in 1991, UNITE is the UK’s leading developer and manager of student accommodation with 40,000 bed spaces in 132 properties across 24 university towns and cities. We are an award winning employer: one of the top 100 companies to work for (The Guardian) 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009. We develop - We understand where students want to live and focus on high growth markets - We use state of the art modular technology to build buildings that are more cost effective, quicker to construct and less wasteful We manage (stabilise) - We let and manage our properties We co-invest - We have partnered with a large number of investors either through joint ventures or through our investment fund, USAF.
Meet the team
Mark Allan – Chief Executive
Mark Allan was appointed to the role of Chief Executive in September 2006, having previously served as Chief Financial Officer for three years. Mark held a variety of other roles in the business prior to that, having joined the Group in 1999. As Chief Executive he chairs the Group’s Leadership Executive and has overall responsibility for the Group’s performance against its business targets, whilst continuing to develop UNITE’s growth strategy.
Nathan Goddard - Group Business Development Director
Nathan Goddard provides strategic business growth focus in his role on the Leadership Executive. He leads the team that researches and analyses new business opportunities, oversees the bids process alongside working with the future client and the Corporate Development team perform against agreed SLA's. Previously Nathan was Sales and Marketing Director for UNITE where his role allowed him to gain an in-depth understanding of our Property Management, Asset Management and Development businesses. Prior to UNITE Nathan has over a decade of Operational and Marketing experience in the Leisure industry
Paul Harris – Group Communications Director
Paul Harris has worked in a range of industries across the private and public sector. He joined UNITE’s Leadership Team in 2010 and has lead responsibility for developing relationships with key stakeholders, focusing primarily universities and the broader Higher Education sector.