Our speakers

Maureen McDermott

Student Accommodation Consultant

Maureen is a student accommodation consultant with more than 15 years’ experience in the student accommodation, study abroad, and hospitality markets. She provides services to investors and architects looking to establish a foothold, and guides existing operators to improve operations and expand their market reach.  
 
As employee number 1 and former Director of Nido Student Living, she was responsible for creating the brand, marketing and management strategies for the 2,500-bed portfolio, which sold in 2012.
 
She was previously MD of the 300-bed, boutique-style, IES Student Residence Hall, now owned by Mansion. She is considered a pioneer in the direct-let market due to the nature of IES’ business, forging solid relationships with study abroad and language school markets to fill voids, in a time when direct-let was considered too risky.
 
Stateside, she was Marketing Communications and Gold Passport Manager for Hyatt Hotels Corporation.  
 
Date: 12 November 11:30
Panel session: The Next European Housing Model