BNP Paribas strengthens healthcare and senior-living team

BNP Paribas has appointed Andrew Fyfe as an associate director within its healthcare and senior-living team.

Fyfe joins from Sovereign Property Partnership, the senior-living consultancy and research firm he co-founded and where he served as a lead researcher for two years.

He has also held roles at Rettie & Co and East Street Homes. He is founder and chair of the Scottish Housing with Care task force, which was established by retirement community operators, legal experts, investors, property experts and local authorities to lobby for housing-with-care provision for older people across Scotland.

Fyfe is the latest to join BNP Paribas Real Estate’s healthcare and senior-living team following the appointment of Samantha Rowland as head of healthcare and Colin Rees-Smith as a senior director, who joined from Savills this year.

“Andrew has been at the forefront of lobbying the government and local authorities to increase their housing-with-care allocation against the backdrop of an ageing population for many years,” said Rowland. “As an established consultant who takes a research-led approach, we seek to match his market expertise and insights with our client base as investors increase their allocations towards the sector as the competition for schemes and space requirements becomes increasingly strategic.”

Fyfe added: “The private and public sector have an important role to play where housing-with-care is concerned, as supply needs to meet the rising demand. Having worked extensively on developing policy solutions and on gaining political support for these changes, as well as advising firms via my own consultancy, I look forward to bringing my expertise to develop innovative strategies for our clients.”