Matthew Goulcher

Managing Director

Levitt Bernstein

Matthew Goulcher has been Managing Director of Levitt Bernstein since 1997.

He has extensive experience in the residential sector and is also involved in housing research, relating to space and quality standards, developing design guidance for government, local government and housing associations. He contributed to the HAPPI report on the future of housing for older people.

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