Dr Nigel Glen steps down as The Property Institute's Executive Chair

At a recent Board Meeting of The Property Institute (TPI) on 10th February, it was agreed that Dr Nigel Glen would stand down as Executive Chair.

Nigel played a pivotal role in the Association of Residential Managing Agents (ARMA), as its former CEO, and following ARMA’s merger with the Institute of Residential Property Managers (IRPM) in 2022, as the Executive Chair of The Property Institute.

During his time at ARMA and TPI Nigel has overseen ARMA and TPI’s input on many policy goals and initiatives including:


  • Leading the sector response to the Covid pandemic, liaising closely with Government on the effects within the residential sector and helping guide ARMA members through the pandemic.
  • Immediately after Grenfell, initiating the demand that leaseholders should not have to pay for building defects, including Government engagement and cross sector approaches to the Chancellor of the Exchequer for funding.
  • Establishing the ARMA policy unit to pro-actively engage with Ministers, MPs and Civil Servants, leading to the property management sector being listened to at the highest levels of Government.
  • Leading the merger between ARMA and IRPM as shadow-board chair.
  • Leading The Property Institute's approach to heat networks during the energy price crisis and preparing the sector for our Net Zero future.

Andrew Bulmer, CEO of TPI, speaking on Nigel’s departure said: “Progressing onward and upward is the natural order of things, but I am sad to see Nigel move on. We made a great team and with a wise Board forged a new professional body, The Property Institute, from ARMA and IRPM to embrace the huge challenges and changes that will deliver competent, safe and ethical management for millions of homes. That is an achievement to be proud of and I wish Nigel deserved success going forward in his new role with Emeria."

Dr Nigel Glen, outgoing Executive Chair of TPI said: “It is with mixed emotions that I depart The Property Institute. I have been fortunate to have worked alongside a superb group of individuals, both on the staff and the various Boards. Special mention must go to Noella Morton as my COO at ARMA, Felix Keen as my Vice- Chair during and after the TPI merger and of course Andrew Bulmer as CEO of IRPM and latterly TPI. I wish the TPI Board the greatest success to faithfully fulfil its mission to represent its Members and promote the collective interest of the Sector. I now look forward to contributing to Emeria’s strategy across Europe as a Non-Executive Director."

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