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Naveen Ahmed profile


Managing Director
The Parklane Group

Naveen Ahmed has over 30 years’ experience in the property industry with The Parklane Group and prides himself as being an expert in the property and leisure fields.

As Managing Director of the group, Ahmed tries to be as hands-on as possible, from construction and appraisals to refurbishment projects, but is particularly passionate about leading the wider growth of the business. This passion is one which extends beyond his professional life – when his not driving The Parklane Group forward, you might find him on the golf course or harvesting honey from his bees!

Over the last four decades, The Parklane Group has earned a reputation for being a market leader in property and leisure – owning and operating leading brands including Roomzzz aparthotels and IconInc student accommodation.

With a substantial property holding in the UK, they have family values at the heart of everything they do. The third generation of the family is now driving new innovations in the business, like their property crowdfunding platform UOWN, and together they are looking to the future – to grow their existing brands and find new markets.