Simon HopeMBA, FRICS Non-executive Chairman
Simon Hope leads the Real Estate investment teams at Savills. He was on the Plc board from 1999 – 2010, and has sat on the Group Executive Board since 2008. Customers have included Lloyds Bank plc, London Metric Property plc, EPF, Barlow’s, State of Michigan Pension Fund and Hansteen Holdings plc. He helped establish the Charities Fund Property Board in 2001 which has a current fund value of approximately £1.16 billion and is the first Common Investment Fund available to all charities in England and Wales that directly invests in UK commercial property.
As part of Savills Investment Management, Simon was chair of Savills UK Limited’s proprietary trading arm, Grosvenor Hill Ventures Limited, during a five-year period up to 2006 when this fund delivered an IRR in excess of 35 per cent. Simon is the non-executive chairman of Tilstone Partners Limited and represents Tilstone Partners Limited on the Board.
BSc Hons, MRICS
Andrew BirdBSc Hons, MRICS Managing Director
Andrew founded the Tilstone brand in 2010 originally with the goal to focus on commercial property investment and development. After identifying opportunities within the warehouse sector, the focus moved in August 2013 to creating the Tilstone Property Portfolio. As Managing Director of Tilstone Partners Limited, he takes overall responsibility for strategy, direction and business performance.
Prior to Tilstone Partners Limited, Andrew joined the Board of Barlows plc in 1994, a north-west focussed commercial property company with a listing on the Main Market of London Stock Exchange. He was subsequently part of a consortium that took the company private in 2001. The business created a separate asset management company through which Andrew served on the Investment Committee of Westbury Plc, a quoted property fund (2002-2007). Andrew has also served as a Non-Executive Director of Dee Valley Group plc, a London Stock Exchange quoted water utility company.
BSc Hons, MRICS
Paul MakinBSc Hons, MRICS Investment Director
Paul is the Investment Director of Tilstone Partners Ltd and steers the sourcing of investment opportunities, asset management and focuses on creating positive occupier relationships.
He has extensive investment consultancy experience through his work at CBRE Limited and subsequently at Mapeley Estates Limited (a previously quoted property company), where he was Head of Investment and Investment Asset Management, tasked with extracting value from outsourcing contracts and new acquisitions. He expanded his horizons with a senior investment asset management role at real estate private equity company, Moorfield Group Limited, taking a key role in the purchase and asset management of projects such as the UK Logistics Fund in a joint venture with Segro Plc.
BA Hons, FCA
Peter Greenslade BA Hons, FCABA Hons, FCA Finance Director
Peter qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Binder Hamlyn (now part of Deloitte) before working for a number of blue chip companies in a variety of finance roles including Grand Metropolitan (Diageo plc), De La Rue plc and ICL plc. During his time as Finance Director of Robert Walters plc the company successfully floated on the Main Market of London Stock Exchange and whilst at Spectron Group Limited the company was restructured and eventually sold to a trade buyer.
He has significant experience in company management, control, reporting and corporate activity, especially in the private equity arena. As part of the management team of Axiom Consulting Limited he was involved in a management buyout from Aon Limited funded by private equity and later its trade sale to Charles Taylor plc. He was also part of the team at Kane Group Limited who undertook the private equity backed acquisition of HSBC Insurance Services Limited. He is also a founder of RPL Investments limited, a company which specialises in assisting with raising funds for small businesses as well as advising on corporate strategy.
BA Hons, ACA
Investment Analyst and Asset Manager
Harry InghamBA Hons, ACA Investment Analyst and Asset Manager
Harry is responsible for assisting with financial modelling, asset management and asset acquisition processes.
He qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 2013 having gained a First Class Degree in History from Durham University. More recently Harry has gained a Post Graduate Diploma with Distinction in Real Estate from London South Bank University.