Residential and urban regeneration specialist Sigma Capital has announced that Rob Sumner will be joining the company as residential investment director. 

Rob joins Sigma from Savills where he was a director in the Manchester development team for 10 years. In his previous role he was responsible for generating value through the acquisition and disposal of residential assets, as well as forward funding large build-to-rent projects.

In his new role at Sigma, Rob will be responsible for all residential investment decisions made by the group and he starts in his new role with Sigma this month.

Graeme Hogg, chief operating officer at Sigma, said: “Rob is very well respected in the property industry and especially in the residential sector, and we are delighted to have attracted someone of his calibre to the company. Rob is sure to be a great asset to the business, as well as being incremental to Sigma’s PRS investment growth plans going forward.”

Rob said of his appointment: “Working in residential investment and build-to-rent for an organisation I had called a client for 12 years presented a really exciting opportunity for me. Sigma is a leader in the field of build-to-rent with a long and demonstrable track record, which shows firm underpinnings to its offer. I am looking forward to assisting in the growth of this very dynamic and innovative company.”

With additional appointments made in earlier in the year to the asset management, development and marketing teams, Sigma now employs 27 people and is all set to continue its rapid growth in the PRS investment sector.