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CityBlock names new head of operations



Student accommodation developer CityBlock has appointed Samantha Davies (pictured above) as its head of operations.


Samantha had previously spent 12 years at Sanctuary Group, most recently as operations manager in its student accommodation business.

Prior to this, she worked in social housing and hospitality.

In her new role, Samantha will oversee all health and safety procedures, ongoing operational budgets, resident satisfaction and partnerships with third-party suppliers.

She will also manage the operations team to ensure all sites in CityBlock’s portfolio continue to achieve 100% occupancy.

Commenting on her appointment, Samantha said that CityBlock’s core values of providing excellent customer service and quality accommodation were what initially attracted her to the role.

“Its recent successes in the National Student Housing Awards and ANUK accreditation are testament to its hard work over the past few years and I am delighted to be joining CityBlock at this exciting time.”

Alison Bargh, COO at CityBlock, added: “At CityBlock, it’s crucial that we have a team in place with values that match our own.

“Samantha had not only these, but the exact experience we needed to further develop our offering at CityBlock and ensure that we continue to offer superior levels of accommodation and support to our residents.

“Our accommodation has a reputation for providing a high quality of service and we know that Samantha has the skills and attitude to enable us to continue this legacy.”



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