Senior property sector figure given OBE in New Year’s Honours list

first_imgA second senior housing sector figure has been given a gong within the New Year’s Honours list.Professor Paddy Gray, a Board Director of safeagent, the accreditation scheme for lettings and management agents, has been made an OBE for his services to housing.He follows Shelter boss Polly Neate, who was made a CBE for her services to homelessness.Gray, as well as being a Professor Emeritus at the University of Ulster, has published some 300 research papers on the sector and regularly contributes to conferences and seminars.He is a leading player within the Northern Ireland housing sector and is also a respected figure in the UK and overseas particularly in Hong Kong, China, Taiwan and Macau, where he has worked.Housing TwitterGray is a keen tweeter, which is unusual within the housing sector, and involved in 16 different organisations including Propertymark, which employs him as an external examiner, and safeagent.He is also affiliated to two other universities, several property management companies including the Wheatley Group and a developer, Connswater Homes.“We’re delighted that Paddy has been honoured in this way. He is well known for his work in the property sector, not only in Northern Ireland but throughout the UK,” says Isobel Thomson, CEO of safeagent.“We are very proud to have him as a Director on the safeagent Board, where he brings his extensive knowledge and skills.”Read more about the New Year’s Honours list.     Professor Paddy Gray housing Isobel Thomson propertymark SAFEagent January 6, 2020Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021 Home » News » Associations & Bodies » Senior property sector figure given OBE in New Year’s Honours list previous nextAssociations & BodiesSenior property sector figure given OBE in New Year’s Honours listProfessor Paddy Gray works for a wide range of property and housing organisations including safeagent and Propertymark.Nigel Lewis6th January 20200719 Viewslast_img read more