Alex Matthews, Harris Associates
Alex Matthews
Head of BTR
Harris Associates

Alex Matthews, a distinguished Build to Rent leader, brings eight years of expertise from the dynamic world of Capital Markets to his new role as Head of BTR at Harris Associates. With a notable career at Colliers and Savills, his seasoned guidance has steered funding and investment strategies, exceeding an impressive £3 billion. Leading Harris Associates' foray into BTR, Alex builds upon the firm's substantial successes in PBSA, Co-Living, and Offices, totalling over £18 billion in transactions since its 2002 inception. He seamlessly integrates into the agency's dynamic marketing functions, wielding a 360-degree skill set, from content production to public relations, to amplify client sales processes.

Throughout his career, Alex has pioneered inventive capital solutions, adapting to diverse investor and developer needs. Recent achievements include advising on transactions encompassing a remarkable 4,700 units within the past three years alone, with a remarkable GDV exceeding £1.6 billion. He continues to shape the emerging BTR sector, leaving an indelible mark on its evolution.

Alex will be spearheading funding, acquisition, and strategic divestment of BTR developments across the UK in this new role. His blue-chip clientele, including esteemed developers, institutional investors, and family offices, seeks his market-leading counsel. Notably, Alex excels in guiding new stakeholders into the sector, facilitating their successful market entry—an embodiment of his proactive industry leadership. Yet, Alex is more than a conventional advisor. He embodies innovation and leverages the power of marketing, including social media. His passion for sharing insights distinguishes him, inspiring stakeholders with his compelling perspectives. With Alex at the helm, Harris Associates emerges as a formidable challenger in the BTR market.