Lara Newman

Interim Managing Director


20 years property sector experience, working directly with the UK’s biggest landowners, agents and developers. Lara has a unique combination of commercial property experience and complex schools delivery via capital and PFI.

She has worked successfully as a specialist property advisor to the Education Funding Agency since the inception of the free schools programme, nding sites and transacting complex development deals for new free schools. Since July 2015, Lara has been the Interim Managing Director of the Department for Education’s Shadow Property Company, now LocatED. 

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