My Future Living strengthens regional presence with three new property managers

Retirement living brand, My Future Living has recently appointed three new, highly experienced property managers in key regions: the South East; Midlands and North; and South West and Wales, as the firm continues to grow as people increasingly recognise the benefits of renting in retirement.


Frances Clarkson is the new Property Manager for the South East and brings a wealth of experience. She joins from Whitton & Laing where she was block and apartment manager, after relocating back to Devon from working in London for many years.

She worked at the Howard de Walden Estate, the freehold owner of 92 acres of Marylebone, in central London, as a residential manager, and also at Blenheims Estate and Asset Management Limited in Kensington.


In the South West and Wales, Melanie Mason is the new Property Manager, after four successful years in block management at Whitton & Laing. Prior to this Melanie had an 18-month break, to follow her dream of being a Chalet Host in the Alps.

Melanie began her career in the lettings industry in 2010 training as a negotiator, before passing her technical award with ARLA to become a lettings manager. Melanie is also a Cordon Bleu trained chef and a bookkeeper, and has owned hotels in Lyme Regis and Paignton before moving into property.


Matthew Thorne has been promoted to the new Property Manager for the Midlands and North, after working as Repairs and Maintenance Manager with My Future Living since 2021. Prior to this he worked for Girlings Retirement Rentals joining as Repairs and Maintenance Administrator, and quickly progressing to Manager, where he gained his ARLA technical award.

He also worked at Somerset County Council as a Community Support Worker for many years, which provided him with the skills required to empathise and support older customers, something of huge value for his future career in retirement property


Dominic Stead, Property Director at My Future Living said  “We’re thrilled to welcome Frances, Melanie and Matthew to the property management team at a key time for our retirement rental business which is expanding throughout the UK, as more older people are waking up to the benefits that renting in a friendly community later life can bring.

“All three are responsible for managing a growing portfolio of properties in their areas, and leading a small team focused on delivering positive outcomes for our customers. They all bring a huge amount of expertise, dedication and professionalism to their role and we wish them every success.”


My Future Living is dedicated to creating vibrant and friendly communities where residents can enjoy their retirement years to the fullest.  They offer rental apartments in retirement developments throughout the UK for over 55s to live independently. Apartments are available on an assured ‘lifetime’ tenancy, so people can stay as long as they wish, as long as they keep to the terms of their lease.

Developments benefit from landscaped gardens, a communal lounge to socialise in plus a 24-hour emergency alarm system in each apartment and an onsite manager on duty. Most organise activities and events so people can feel part of an active and sociable community.

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