Gerard Downes
Managing Director

Gerard has overseen the significant growth of the portfolio in the last 2 years making the investments in four buildings in Nottingham and Hull.

He has a long track record of investment, having established AIM listed investment company Springboard plc in 1999. He backed management teams to complete a dozen buy-ins and developed a portfolio of more than 20 early stage investments, before selling the company in 2006.

He started his financial career at KPMG, then stockbroking where he advised plc businesses on mergers, acquisitions and fundraising.

Michael Leonard
Acquisitions Director

Michael has over 25 years’ sector experience within property advisory businesses, latterly with BNP Paribas Real Estate. He has operated across a breadth of sectors including offices, industrial, retail, residential and student residential.

Michael’s experience has been predominantly development lead, although has also been asset focused to ensure a profitable return is achieved throughout.

Richard Harpin
Investor

Richard founded HomeServe, the home assistance provider, as a joint venture with South Staffordshire Water in 1993. HomeServe plc is now a FTSE 250 multi-national business with a market capitalisation of £2.5 billion.

He is currently a 12% shareholder and Group CEO. Richard has been investing in property for over 25 years.

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