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LaingBuisson’s expert consultants write over 30 regularly updated market reports on all aspects of healthcare, social care and education. Each report covers market size, segmentation and trends as well as analysis of the political, economic and investment environment. For further analysis and insight from our market experts, we can connect you directly to the report author via a call or video call.

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Steve owns and operates the specialist retirement housing and development consultancy Secker Taylor Associates, advising growing organisations across property and construction sector through Non-Executive Director roles, trusted advisors and executive mentoring. They also advise on retirement development whether at a tactical level to improve designs and viability or sales rates through to how to structure and deliver development process and strategic business reviews.

Steve was first involved with the retirement housing sector in 1989 as an auditor with Ernst & Young and has seen first-hand the journey the sector has been on. He joined McCarthy & Stone in 1993 and for over nearly 25 years was involved in all aspects of successfully delivering retirement housing of all types. For 13 years Steve was Managing Director in the north/northeast of England has been involved in the delivery of c 3000 retirement apartments.

Steve is also a Non-Executive Director at York Housing Association (Chair), Karbon Homes, Johnnie Johnson Housing, Ashfield Homes, Rail Diary Limited, Construction Link Limited and Tang Hall Smart CIC.


ICAEW Fellow Chartered Accountancy qualification
MBA from The Open University
BSc Hons Business Economics & Accountancy

Expert Insight

Steve is the author of the following LaingBuisson reports

For further analysis and insight into the report, you can book a one-hour expert Q&A consultation with Steve at the special price of £350 + VAT

*Please note that to qualify for the special price, you must have purchased a copy of the relevant report. Reports are available to purchase in the Report Store.

Key Expertise

  • UK Retirement Housing
  • Integrated Retirement Communities / Extra Care
  • Strategy
  • Development assessment

Selected Clients

  • Retirement Housing Developers & Operators
  • Housing Associations
  • Councils
  • Architects


LaingBuisson is the chosen provider of independent sector healthcare market data to the UK Government’s Office for National Statistics.









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