Building Brighter Cities
With considerable experience working for global co-living and co-working
brands, our team believes in the power of innovative living to make better
futures for our cities’ young people.
Sarah ChristieCo-founder and co-CEO of Balance Out Living, Sarah is a sports and fitness fanatic and a passionate supporter of women’s equality. Sarah has spent over 10 years building up real estate businesses that improve wellbeing and create positive social impacts.
Zafar BhunnooCo-founder and co-CEO of Balance Out Living, Zafar is an advocate for self-expression, diversity, community and personal growth. And he loves to dance. Zafar has a passion for creating companies that challenge traditional models and create lasting sustainable legacies.
Matt TaylorChief Financial Officer, Matthew is a Chartered Accountant with over 20 years’ experience in real estate development, investment and corporate finance. He joined Balance Out Living in 2021 from CA Ventures a large US Student and Multi-family investment firm where he was establishing the company’s European market entry and has previously worked for Knightsbridge Student Housing Ltd, an Oaktree Capital student platform created om 2012 and successfully sold by Oaktree in 2017.
Bob CromptonChairman of Balance Out Living, Bob is a veteran of the property industry and the former CEO of 360 Developments, The Student Housing Company and Knightsbridge Student Housing. Experienced in residential, commercial, mixed-use, and industrial real estate development and management in the UK, Europe and Asia.
Our identity anchors
Nurture People. Protect the Planet.
We are authentically kind
Oaktree Capital Management
We are partnered with Oaktree Capital Management, a global leading investment manager specialising in alternative investments. Oaktree’s portfolio of past and current property companies includes Knightsbridge Student Housing, SACO and Lifestory – whose brands Anthology, Pegasus and Renaissance are known for creating innovative, socially conscious housing that enhance their members’ wellbeing at every stage of life.