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Two key hires for housing charity LAR

LAR hiresScottish housing charity LAR has made two key appointments as it aims to complete deals at several sites across Scotland in the next six months.

Jan Sjogren, from Stockholm, joins as director of finance and corporate services having relocated to Scotland from the US. He was latterly COO of Miami-based Florida Community Bank and has extensive experience in retail banking particularly around structured finance and mortgage operations.

Fiona Kelly has been appointed to the new role of operations director to look after the management and maintenance of all LAR properties. She was formerly area director of Orchard & Shipman and has wide experience of housing issues.

LAR’s chief executive, Ann Leslie, said: “This year will mark an important step for the organisation as we rapidly increase our footprint and number of properties across Scotland. Jan and Fiona will play important roles in our growth.”

LAR was set up in October 2015 to offer mid market rental properties and aims to provide an initial portfolio of approximately 1,000 homes.

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