Crosslane Student Developments Team

Jon Stewart

Jon Stewart - Regional Development Director (South West)

Jon joined the Crosslane Group in 2009 to grow the UK student accommodation development pipeline in the south and became a director of Crosslane Student Developments in 2012.

Jon is a Chartered Surveyor who has been at the forefront of purpose built student accommodation development, investment and management for in excess of 18 years, including experience developing the UK assets of the Victus European Student Accommodation Fund.

Prior to joining the Crosslane Group, Jon spent nearly 11 years at The Unite Group Plc where he held the position of real estate director and was responsible for approximately 40,000 beds during his time at the company.

Before his role as Real Estate Director, Jon was the Regional Development Director at Unite, responsible for the growth of the portfolio throughout the South West and Wales.

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Andy Whatson - Regional Development Director (North)

Andy Whatson joined Crosslane in 2010 to start a development arm to the business and has been a Director since 2012.  Andy has 18 years’ experience in PBSA, developing UK assets for the Victus European Student Accommodation Fund.

Andy has previous experience working at Unite plc, most recently holding Main Board Director & Regional Managing Director roles.

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Lefteris Sallas - Regional Development Director (London & South East)

Lefteris joined Crosslane in April 2018 and is responsible for identifying, securing and delivering future PBSA development opportunities in London and the South East.

Lefteris has 27 years of real estate acquisition & development experience in both commercial and residential sectors, with the past 19 years primarily focused on the acquisition, development and asset management of purpose-built student accommodation across the UK, including six and a half years at the Unite Group plc, most recently holding position of Acquisitions & Development Director for the London region. Lefteris holds a BSc in Urban Estate Management, is a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and a full member of the Urban Land Institute.

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Robert Goulsbra - Senior Development Manager

Robert joined the Crosslane Group in March 2014. He has over 11 years' experience in property, encompassing purpose-built student accommodation development, commercial property, planning, development and investment. At Crosslane Robert plays a key role within the Student Development team.

Robert is responsible for developing student accommodation in the north, focussing on identifying, sourcing and securing new development site acquisitions, assessing the viability of new schemes, coordinating the design of schemes, managing them through the planning process to achieve planning consent, appointing contractors and overseeing construction until practical completion and hand over to the Crosslane lettings and operational management business: Prime Student Living.

Robert is an MRICS chartered surveyor and prior to joining Crosslane worked for a regional property development and investment company, and prior to that a well-regarded national property consultancy.

Lisa Timberlake

Lisa Timberlake - Senior Development Manager

Lisa joined the Crosslane Group in March 2014 and has over 7 years’ development experience in purpose-built student accommodation in the UK having worked for Opal and Mansion prior to Crosslane and prior to that, gained 10 years’ experience in residential investment & development.

Lisa is responsible for developing student accommodation in the south, focussing onidentifying, sourcing and securing new development site acquisitions, assessing the viability of new schemes, coordinating the design of schemes, managing them through the planning process to achieve planning consent, appointing contractors and overseeing construction until practical completion and hand over to the Crosslane lettings and operational management business: Prime Student Living.

Lisa is an MRICS chartered surveyor and prior to working in the student accommodation sector held roles in agency, residential property management and residential acquisition and development.

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Mike Moran – Development Manager

Mike joined the Crosslane Group in September 2015 and has over 8 years' experience in commercial property development.

Mike is responsible for sourcing and securing new development sites, assessing the viability of new schemes and then managing them through the planning process, contractor appointment through to completion.

Mike is MRICS qualified and prior to working in the student accommodation sector held a chartered development surveyor role with over 8 years post qualification experience in client-side development.