James Penfold

The Collective - Planning and Strategic Communications Director

James Penfold


James Penfold is global director of planning and strategic communications at co-living pioneer The Collective and oversees the planning strategy for the business and across its portfolio. James’ role involves working in partnership with local communities and the public sector to deliver innovative and community focused places. James is a specialist in the co-living sector having advised Welive, Realstar and The Student Hotel before he joined The Collective.
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"We’re witnessing a groundswell of alternative accommodations challenging the status quo as to how we will stay, live and work – it’s already at the centre of many conversations. I am delighted to be part of the first true Urban Living event that addresses the complex issues of branding, distribution, supply, regulation, UX, technology and more"

Sean Worker, Managing Director, T5 Strategies

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