Evolve Housing Group is proud to announce the recent appointment of Charlie Souma as General Manager of Affordable Housing Services, a role which will see him take a place amongst the senior leadership team.  

Charlie is an accomplished, passionate housing professional who has worked at Evolve Housing for over 15 years. 

His unwavering dedication and experience in affordable housing and property management as Senior Manager of EchoRealty has been invaluable in driving EchoRealty to become the largest affordable housing provider in NSW, while also having recently expanded into the ACT and Victoria. 

“Charlie’s proven leadership and innovative approach aligns seamlessly with the core mission and values of Evolve Housing and EchoRealty,” Evolve Housing Group CEO Lyall Gorman said. 

“Charlie greatly deserves his elevation to the senior leadership team where he will be able to apply his experience and skills to the future strategic direction of Evolve Housing as a highly valued team member. 

“We are confident that Charlie will play a pivotal role in the future evolution of Evolve Housing while continuing to drive EchoRealty forward, further enhancing our ability to provide quality and affordable housing solutions for those who need it most.”  

As General Manager, Charlie is ready to continue leading his passionate and dedicated team to help assist struggling Australians in finding a safe, secure and affordable place to call home. 

“Affordable housing is key to helping Australians thrive in growing communities in a safe and secure home, and my team and I are ready to continue contributing to sustainable solutions that improve the lives of Australians,” Charlie said. 

“I look forward to becoming a part of the senior leadership team while continuing my work with the talented team at EchoRealty and our partners to address the pressing need for affordable housing in Australia.” 

About Charlie Souma:  

Charlie Souma is an accomplished, passionate housing professional who has worked in the community housing sector for an impressive 15 years.  

With his outstanding leadership and work ethic, Charlie helped increase the supply of social and affordable housing in high-need areas.  

Joining Evolve Housing in 2009, Charlie worked in social housing for five years before being promoted to Senior Manager (the youngest in the organisation) of the affordable and private market portfolio in 2014.   

He then took on extra responsibility in 2017 with the launch of EchoRealty, the first not-for-profit real estate agency in NSW, which he continues to manage with its successful expansion into Victoria and the ACT.