Peter Holden joins iQ as Chief Development and Investment Officer


iQ Student Accommodation this week announces the appointment of Peter Holden as Chief Development and Investment Officer. Peter will serve as part of the UK operational team, reporting to CEO Rob Roger.

Peter joins iQ from Round Hill Capital, where he spent five years establishing and leading the company’s investment and development programme in Europe and USA. During this time, he was responsible for delivering over 40 development projects in eight countries, totalling over 13,000 PBSA and BTR homes, large scale master planned communities, strategic land, logistics and commercial developments. Peter has previously held senior leadership roles with Hines Europe, Arcadis NV and BAA plc. 

Rob Roger, CEO of iQ, said: “I am delighted that Peter has chosen to join iQ as Chief Development and Investment Officer, bringing with him over 20 years of international real estate development experience. With his track record of successfully delivering multi-site development projects, Peter will be an excellent addition to our management team. With a strong development pipeline in cities of highest student demand and our disciplined and focused approach to investing in our portfolio, we are well positioned for the future as we continue delivering high-quality accommodation for the thousands of students who choose to live with iQ.”

Commenting on his appointment, Peter Holden said: “iQ has built a market leading portfolio of purpose built student accommodation in the UK, and has an excellent track record for investment and growth across the portfolio. I am really delighted to join the team and continue to grow the business as high quality student accommodation continues to be in high demand for occupiers and investors.”
Peter holds a BSc in Construction Management from Manchester University, and an MSc in European Real Estate from Kingston University. He is a Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, and a regular contributor to international conferences on real estate investment and development.