Mark Harris

Former Carlyle Group head of UK joins room2

Hometel brand room2 has appointed Mark Harris (pictured above) as strategic investment partner.

p>Mark — who has more than 20 years of experience in the industry — joins from the Carlyle Group, where he served as the head of UK and Ireland and as managing director.  

In his new role, Mark will help to raise finance from institutions, family offices and high-net-worth individuals to enable up to £250m of investment into room2’s pipeline of hometel developments across the UK. 

The company is targeting 5,000 operational or committed rooms by 2030. 

He will also advise on the growth of the room2 platform and the development and delivery of new schemes. 

Mark said: “I look forward to being able to leverage my operational real estate expertise and institutional relationships to help grow the platform. 

“Hometels is a nascent and yet hugely undersupplied market, and I firmly believe the wide-ranging appeal and flexibility of room2’s product provides a compelling investment opportunity.”

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