Maria Cook has joined Urban Creation to oversee the finances of its growing property portfolio.
She brings with her a wealth of property and leisure-related experience, having most recently been finance manager at serviced apartment provider SACO for over three years. She has also worked in finance for several hotel sector businesses, including The Montpelier Chapter in Cheltenham, City Inn and Hotelscene.
Urban Creation develops and manages high quality property developments, with a current focus on homes for students and professional accommodation in the heart of Bristol.
Work is well under way on two new student properties, Charlotte’s Rise off Park Street and Manor House off St Michaels Hill, and on Beech House in St Pauls Road in Clifton, where it is creating 14 apartments and two houses.
Jonathan Brecknell, director and owner of Urban Creation, and the driving force behind the company’s expansion of its own portfolio of properties, says:
“Maria was the obvious choice for us in this new role as her experience in property and leisure, combined with her financial knowledge, means she brings valuable sector knowledge to the company as we expand.”
“We are a tight-knit team and the ethos at Urban Creation is to create really strong relationships with our residents and partners and we believe that Maria will fit our culture very well.”
Maria Cook, new financial controller at Urban Creation explains her move, saying:
“This is a very exciting time to join the company which has exciting plans for the future and I’m looking forward to being able to play a key role in the business.”