Riverstone appoints Martin Earp as chief executive officer

Martin Earp

Riverstone has appointed Martin Earp as its chief executive officer to lead the next phase of the company’s expansion.

He takes over from Jason Leek, who had led Riverstone since 2019.

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Earp has spent the last 15 years growing multi-site operations and consumer-focused real estate platforms, including seven years as chief executive of Australia’s Campus Living Villages. Under his leadership, Campus grew to over 45,000 beds with a team of 1,300 people.

He also has a track record in development-related consultancy, which will help Riverstone as it builds out its portfolio.

Riverstone, which is opening its first residence in Kensington this month, is backed by Goldman Sachs Asset Management.

A second residence in Fulham is scheduled to open in autumn, while in April it acquired a site adjacent to Hampstead Heath.

‘Martin brings a valuable blend of highly relevant experience to the task of leading our growth. With a very customer-centric mindset, plenty of asset management and multi-site experience, he is ideal for what Riverstone now needs,’ said Penny Hughes, chair of Riverstone.

‘Most importantly, he has deep experience of creating scale at pace in operationally-focused real estate businesses and I look forward to working with him to deliver our growth.

‘Jason has laid excellent foundations for the future growth of Riverstone; we thank him for the significant contribution he has made and wish him well in his next step.’