Mark Farmer

Mark is founding director and CEO of Cast. He has over 27 years of experience in the construction and real estate sectors, 15 of those served as a partner of EC Harris with nine years leading the residential business. Mark specialises in residential and mixed use development and investment and has become a recognised commentator and thought leader on issues across the sector.

Mark has a particular passion for trying to address the key emerging issues within the residential market, including the establishment of new market segments such as Build to Rent and Later Living. He is also committed to playing a part in seeing how the industry can modernise itself through innovation in pre-manufacture led design and construction to drive increased production capacity and better delivery performance for clients.

Mark is a member of the RICS, Vice Chairman of the Urban Land Institute UK Residential Council and a member of the BPF Build to Rent sub-committee. Mark is also the author of the October 2016 UK Government Review of the Construction Labour Market Model entitled Modernise or Die jointly sponsored by BEIS and CLG.

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