Matthew Loughlin joins iQ as Chief Development Officer


14th April 2022

iQ Student Accommodation has appointed Matthew Loughlin to the role of Chief Development Officer (CDO) – the latest in a series of key hires to support its ambitious growth plans.

Matthew Loughlin

Matthew joins from Unite Students, where he has spent the last two and a half years as Group Development Director, responsible for all development and construction activity. Prior to this, Matthew led the joint venture division of Bellway, London Partnerships, and spent 10 years as a Director at K2 Consultancy where he led significant residential and student accommodation developments. With 35 years’ experience, Matthew brings considerable sector knowledge and development expertise to iQ’s executive team.

Commenting on the appointment, Matt Merrick, CEO said: “I am delighted that Matthew is joining the executive leadership team in this key role that will continue to propel iQ’s growth. Matthew’s considerable experience in the sector and his commitment to developing buildings that deliver an excellent experience for residents will ensure that we continue to give students their best year yet. His decision to join iQ is testament to the strength of the business, and our exciting development ambitions.”

Matthew joined the business in April 2022.