The new Head of Strategic Asset Management at a Midlands-based social landlord will be speaking at a National Housing Federation event next month.

Samantha Evans from Platform Housing Group will speak at the NHF’s Asset Management and Maintenance Conference on Tuesday 12 October.

Presenting alongside real estate company Savills in one of the breakout sessions on the subject of ‘Understanding your stock data and performance’, Samantha will be presenting as a client practitioner with a co-speaker from Notting Hill Genesis.

The presentation will focus on:

  • Undertaking property assessments and data management including whole life carbon assessment;
  • Dealing with hard to heat properties;
  • Options for un-investable stock and how this may affect disposal decisions.

Samantha Evans, Head of Strategic Asset Management at Platform Housing Group said : “I am pleased to have an opportunity to share Platform Housing’s approach to active asset management, implementing an asset performance model which will help to assess the impact of retrofitting homes to tackle climate change.  I look forward to sharing an innovative heating upgrade project in one of our high rise buildings; the really positive thing about this project is it demonstrates how retrofitting homes can reduce both residents’ energy bills and carbon emissions.”

Platform Housing Group – which owns 46,000 homes in total – completed 1448 homes in 2019/20 (1,598 in 2018/19) at an investment of £258m (£228m in 2018/19).  The Group also built more social rented homes – at a figure of 981 – during the past 2 years in England than any other provider, 523 in 2019/20, almost 33% of the total homes built.

Platform Housing Group’s operating area is from Herefordshire in the West to the Lincolnshire coast in the East, and from the Derbyshire Dales in the North to the Cotswolds in the South.