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UPP Management

This business unit is accountable for managing each of our partnerships. It is tasked with ensuring the rights and obligations of both parties within each Project Agreement are being adhered to.

It is also responsible for developing and implementing a long-term asset management plan to manage UPP’s investment and ensure the accommodation remains attractive to students throughout each concession.

UPP Management is responsible for the performance of each project company and more specifically for:

  • Developing timely and strategic engagement with each of our university partners
  • Ensuring new developments are constructed on time, to quality and to budget
  • Continuing to secure sector-leading occupancy, typically in excess of 99%
  • The quality of asset management services to each of our partnerships
  • Developing the range and quality of other commercial revenues

UPP Residential Services

This business unit provides a full range of FM services including cleaning and reactive maintenance, front of house and post room services, implementation of planned maintenance and sinking fund works and the delivery of student experience initiatives.

With well over a decade of experience in delivering high-quality specialist services to the HE sector, our team has a proven track record in delivering step-changes to the quality of services our partners offer their students, while transferring delivery risk away from each university – based on an agreed payment mechanism both for availability and performance.

The team manages the operational mobilisation of each new partnership, ensuring that all services are in place for the start of the academic year; as well as expertly managing each annual intake of new students and their departure at the end of the academic year.

UPP Projects

This business unit is the originator of new partnerships and leads on new development projects with existing partners.

The team has expertise in the design, development and funding of our accommodation. It has extensive experience in working with award-winning architectural practices and top-tier construction contractors to deliver high-quality residential and academic accommodation.

This team is responsible for the:

  • Commercial and legal negotiations for each new project and partnership
  • Consultation and planning process
  • Procurement and negotiation of the construction contract
  • Origination of all debt and equity financing
  • Financial analysis and modelling

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