Riverstone’s Penny Hughes: from boardrooms to high-end apartments

The retirement property developer’s chair swapped the corporate treadmill for years in non-executive roles – which is, she says, ‘real work’ and no longer a matter of who you know ‘We want the standard of a hotel, but for it to feel like home.” Penny Hughes is giving a tour of an upmarket apartment complex just opened by Riverstone Living, the property developer she chairs, beside the Thames in south-west London. This high-end development, with its heritage-style reception doors, and the sort of plush furnishings and tasteful lighting normally associated with luxury hotels and private members’ clubs, is actually a “retirement community”. Continue reading...

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