In Conversation with Helena Powell
Linkcity is pleased to welcome our first Land Manager.
Helena Powell, Senior Land and Development Manager, joins us from Countryside Partnerships with a repertoire of experience covering the acquisition of several major regeneration schemes across London, including the Clapham Park Estate for 2,500 new homes.
Working with her Linkcity colleagues, Helena’s role is to lead the search for land opportunities for Linkcity and Uliving. With a track record of building strong partnerships with our clients, Helena aims to grow Linkcity even further and find new development opportunities for the company.
We sat down with Helena to find out how her time with Linkcity has been so far and where she sees both herself and the company going in the years to come.
Helena describes herself as a ‘people person’; one of the reasons she enjoys her role as a Senior Land and Development Manager which involves constantly meeting new people and building relationships with those from across the sector. Working with a very passionate team and alongside our Managing Director, Phillippa Prongué, Helena’s role is key to Linkcity’s move into a new era. We are excited to be looking at ways to get Linkcity’s name out there, show the market what we are capable of and grow the business in partnership with Landowners, Councils, Housing Associations, funders and agents.
At Linkcity, we work closely with our clients to provide a bespoke approach to each development, unlocking maximum value and combining our global expertise with a local focus. Helena plays a key role in understanding our partners’ needs, what they require from a particular site and how Linkcity can help unlock the potential.
Having already partnered with a number of local authorities, we know what works and consistently deliver resilient, future-proof developments across London that help our clients reach their own targets effectively.
When asked what she was most looking forward to in her new role with Linkcity, Helena said, “It is really exciting to be part of a growing business. Having joined at a similar time to our new Managing Director, it is a great time to be a part of Linkcity. Everyone is invested in growing the business and winning new projects. I hope that I can help build the momentum and excitement within the business and find us some excellent projects.
I’d like more people to know what Linkcity are about. We have a lot to offer our partners and we want people to know about our amazing projects like Carrick Yard and Tustin Estate. We are keen to get our name out there so people think of us when they have a project that needs taking forward.”
This time next year, Helena sees herself continuing to grow alongside Linkcity, stating, “I want to continue to grow and learn and look forward to doing that here. Our land requirements are really diverse which will enable me to explore a wide range of mixed used projects. . In a years’ time, I hope we will have a larger pipeline of projects, projects that meet our partners social and commercial objectives and ones that we can all be proud of.”
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