New Appointment

Collegiate AC Ltd, one of the UK’s leading providers of contemporary Purpose-Built Student Accommodation (PBSA), has appointed Rob Moyle as its new CEO.  Rob will have overall responsibility for the company’s strategic direction and growth in partnership with Arlington Advisors Limited.

Collegiate AC became a wholly owned subsidiary of Arlington Advisors Limited (Arlington) this month, which represents the shareholders of a portfolio comprising 13,635 student beds in the UK.


Rob was appointed as the new CEO of Collegiate AC by Arlington Advisors.  Prior to joining Collegiate, he was Operations Director at Arlington with responsibility for its student accommodation portfolio and prior to that had operational responsibility for Campus Living Villages’ 40,000 beds internationally.

Collegiate AC, who celebrates its 10th anniversary next year, is an effective and proven operator in developing and managing student accommodation.  The business manages and operates several student accommodation brands in the UK, including CollegiateUNIVERSE.CITY, Prima Vidae and The Neighbourhood, providing a range of accommodation to meet the different needs of students.  In total, Collegiate AC is responsible for around 3,550 student beds over 16 properties in 13 cities across the UK.

Rob Moyle, CEO, Collegiate AC, comments: “This is an exciting time to be joining the business as we look to further develop our presence in the UK.  The sector has experienced some unprecedented challenges caused by Covid 19, however I’m excited to lead the team as we continue to work to implement plans that will enhance our operational capabilities and deliver an even greater proposition to our customers as we grow.”


Collegiate is a multi-award-winning provider of student accommodation. In 2019, the business was awarded the ‘Operator of the Year’ accolade at the Class of 2020 Awards in Berlin for overseeing over 500 student accommodation projects so far, pioneering many industry practices in terms of design, systems and operations and for the high quality of both the accommodation and services offered by the company.  More than 80% of Collegiate residents rated their accommodation as Good or Very Good for the fourth year in a row.