New appointment at CRT Property Investments Ltd

(Left to right) Shaun O’Brien and Connor Rogers

CRT Property Investments Ltd, a subsidiary of the Coalfields Regeneration Trust, has appointed undergraduate, Connor Rogers, as Property Investment and Development Surveyor, to support the company over a twelve-month period.

Connor, who is on a placement year as part of his degree studying Property Finance and Investment at Nottingham Trent University, will assist the Property Investment and Development Director, Shaun O’Brien, in managing the company’s growing portfolio, whilst also assisting with the delivery of current and future developments.

Connor comments: “I’m already enjoying developing my skills and gaining some hands-on experience in the business. It has been a little challenging to get a full understanding of the property portfolio, with its many different complexities, but that is one of the aspects that attracted me to the role in the first place.”

“Everyone is really friendly and helpful and they have all made me feel very welcome. I’m extremely pleased to be a part of the CRT Property Investments team.”

Shaun comments: “It is great to have Connor on-board, he is already proving to be a valuable asset to the business.

“We have a lot of exciting projects coming up over the next year that will make a massive difference to the coalfield communities throughout England. I’m confident that working on these will give Connor a great insight into the property business and will also showcase how, as a charity, we approach our longer-term sustainability through purchase, development and asset transfer.”

CRT Property Investments Ltd is a subsidiary of the Coalfields Regeneration Trust, the only organisation dedicated to supporting the coalfield communities. Responding to the challenge from Government to become self-financing, the property investment company will provide a return that will continue to allow the Coalfields Regeneration Trust to create programmes that meet with the diverse and complex needs of the communities throughout the UK.

With some 5.5m people living in these areas, and many falling into the 30% most deprived in the country, there is still a lot of work to be done to restore these communities to the thriving villages and towns they once were.