Kitewood adds trio to land and development team

Kitewood, the City-based property development and investment company, has recruited Rob Draper as Group Land Director, Mario Balducci as Development Director and Sara Sweeney as Planning Manager.

Rob joins from Lands Improvement Holdings (LIH) and will lead Kitewood’s land team. During his time at LIH was responsible for in excess of £50 million in strategic land acquisitions providing over 4,000 homes and more than 3m square foot of commercial space.

With over 25 years of experience, Mario led the development team at Lend Lease responsible for the 2012 Athletes Village and later led the Olympic Delivery Authority’s project team on its conversion to East Village and handover to Delancey and Qatari Diar.

Sara is a Chartered member of the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) and will be responsible for identifying and promoting strategic land sites and delivering planning consents.