Marc Vlessing OBE
Marc Vlessing OBE
Chief Executive Officer
Pocket Living

Marc Vlessing is Chief Executive of Pocket Living. Marc founded Pocket Living over 15 years ago. Pocket’s disruptive business model is to build a new form of affordable housing, without public subsidy, sold outright and exclusively to first time buyers living and working in London. In less than two decades, Pocket has delivered over 1,200 new homes.

Marc can talk fluently about the economic, political, social and cultural forces that have led us to the current housing crisis and how policy needs to change in future. Prior to founding Pocket Living, Marc’s career included working in the City as a corporate financier, founding a management consultancy business and serving as CEO of Crescent Entertainment, which at the time was the West End’s largest group of theatres and cinemas. He also chairs ProVen Growth & Income VCT.

In 2017, Marc was awarded an OBE for services to Housing Delivery.