04 Feb, 2008
Will Henley - 04-Feb-2008
the industry body for real estate investment trusts, has appointed
former Investment Property Forum executive director Amanda Keane as
its first director.
Keane will work at within the British Property Federation with Dave
Butler, who is moving from his position as Reita programme
co-ordinator to become head of external affairs.
Reita chairman Patrick Sumner says Keane brings "tremendous
experience" and a "great reputation" to her new employer. He says:
"She brings a new dimension to Reita, and will give us the
capability to increase our influence across the property industry
in these challenging times and, together with Dave Butler, the
capacity to rapidly ramp up our activities as the market returns."
BPF chief executive Liz Peace says: "I am really looking forward to
working with Amanda, and to seeing how we can most effectively
co-ordinate our activities to build on our combined expertise and
make best use of the resources across Reita and the BPF".
Amanda Keane says: "Reita has achieved a great deal since its
launch in August 2006 and I am very excited to be joining the team.
I will be looking to see how we can continue to build on this
success and to increase our influence across our