Housebuilder Wates Residential has appointed Kate Ives as its development director in the London and South region.
Ives has been recruited from developer First Base, where she worked on major regeneration schemes around the capital as business director.
Her new role will involve helping the firm grow its development activities in partnership with clients made up of local authorities and housing associations.
Ives has a bachelor’s degree in property from RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia, plus a bachelor’s in town planning from the Queensland University of Technology.
Wates’ current partnership development portfolio includes the Erith Park regeneration programme in Bexley in partnership with housing association Orbit and the City of Cardiff Council’s Housing Partnership Programme which is aimed at creating 1,500 new homes.
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