Freya Lees


Freya has over 20 years experience in housing, research and consultancy. She leads the North Star team and specialises in policy and strategy development, performance review, and governance and regulation.

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Sarah Hall


Sarah has 18 years experience in housing and regeneration. Sarah has particular expertise in rural affordable housing and particular needs housing. Sarah is an expert in residential market analysis and leads on the North Star housing need and demand studies.

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Effie McDonald


Effie has over ten years experience in housing and economic consultancy. An economist with an eye for detail, Effie leads our economic and demographic profiling, evaluation and appraisal. Effie has an analytical approach and focuses on desk top reviews, data analysis and literature reviews.

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