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Alex Notay to Drive Innovation and Growth at Places for People

ULI UK’s Director of Policy, Alex Notay, will sadly be leaving the ULI UK staff team to join Places for People, as its new Director of Product and Service Innovation.

Alex has been an instrumental and well liked member of the team and we are delighted that she has agreed to remain an active member of the Institute and participate in the Executive Committee.

Alex is renowned for her work in property and construction. Having started her career in the civil service, Alex moved to ULI in 2009 and became the youngest ever Vice President in the Institute’s 75-year history.

Alex set up her own strategic consultancy business in 2012 and has spent the past four years working with global public and private sector organisations, including Grosvenor, Cushman & Wakefield, MSCI and the Greater London Authority, while retaining her role as ULI UK Policy Director.

During her time at ULI UK, Alex has championed the work of our Residential Council, helping to author and edit two best-practice guides on Build to Rent; organising six overseas study tours and leading countless other programmes.

Her role also included supporting ULI UK’s work with both the public and private sectors and driving content initiatives including Technical Assistance Panels in Bristol and Glasgow.

Alex is a regular speaker at industry events and currently sits on the Research Committee of the PIA (Property Industry Alliance), the Advisory Editorial Board of the Local Economy Journal and the UN ECE Committee on Housing and Land Management.

In her new role at Places for People, Alex will work closely with Places for People’s senior management team to develop and implement product and service innovation across all parts of the business in order to boost the group’s efficiency, competitiveness and profitability.

ULI UK Chairman, Simon Clark, said: “Alex has been a huge contributor to ULI’s mission during her time helping us, and it’s no surprise that Places for People would like to get her on board. We wish her well in the new role and look forward to her continuing engagement with ULI as a member. I am particularly delighted that she has agreed to stay on the ULI UK Executive Committee.”

Alex said: “I’ve loved every moment of running my own consultancy for the past four and a half years and there are very few roles that could have prised me away from my business and my role at the ULI, although I will remain an active member of the Institute. Over many years Places for People has established a reputation for itself as a pioneer, so the chance to drive strategic change at such a diverse organisation, which already has such an enviable track record of innovation and collaboration was too good to turn down.”

We are looking for a replacement for Alex’s role to start in the New Year and would like to wish her much luck with her exciting new chapter.

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Ethan Handelman, National Housing Conference, Chrystal Kornegay, Massachusetts Dept. of Housing and Community Development, Mark Linton, Linton Strategies, LLC, Alexandra Notay, Alex Notay Ltd. Connecting Housing and Opportunity: Lessons from Yonkers and Beyond. ULI, Building for a Changing World Boston. 5/16/2016

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