Marcus Keys

Executive Director of Growth and Development, Longhurst Group

About Marcus Keys

Marcus Keys is Executive Director of Growth and Development at Longhurst Group, a G1V1, 24,000-home housing association operating across the East of England and East and West Midlands, managing a £100m development programme of circa 800 homes p.a. 

Marcus has over 25 years’ experience of public and private sector residential development, construction and property management; business development and bid management; developing funding and contractual models for new housing development, including joint venture structures with private and public sector partners; having worked for housing associations, a property management company, contractors and developers, becoming Housing Director for the Country’s largest contractor, Balfour Beatty, then Bid Director for Places for People and currently Executive Director of Growth & Development at Longhurst Group.

Longhurst is a Strategic Partner with Homes England having secured over £50m to deliver 1,100 grant funded homes and recently submitting a £235m bid as part of the AHP 2021-26 grant programme. 



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