Andrew Bird

BSc Hons, MRICS

Managing Director

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Andrew founded the Tilstone brand in 2010 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, which the Company acquired as its seed portfolio. As Managing Director of Tilstone, Andrew takes overall responsibility for strategy, direction and business performance. 

Prior to founding Tilstone, in 1994, Andrew was appointed as property director to the board of Barlows plc, a north-west focused commercial property company with a listing on the Main Market of the 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, at that time, a London Stock Exchange quoted water utility company.

Adrian Daminato

CA (ANZ), Bcom

Head of Financial Planning and Reporting

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Adrian joined Tilstone in November 2020 as Head of Financial Planning and Reporting.

Adrian is a Chartered Accountant with over 13 years experience in accounting, reporting and financial planning and control.

Adrian was the audit manager for a mid-tier accounting firm for seven years in Australia before moving to the UK.

After gaining experience in a NYSE listed gaming business and in a private equity firm investing in property in Angola, Adrian joined CLS Holdings a FTSE 250 business with a portfolio of over £2bn in the UK, Germany and France. Adrian was responsible for the Financial Control of the UK, before heading up the Group’s Financial Planning and Analysis department.

Adrian has strong technical and analytical skills whilst applying commercial understanding to complex financial transactions.

Scott Edgar

BSC Hons

Regional Director

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Scott is a Regional Director with 20 years’ experience in the asset management of multi-let industrial and logistics properties.

Having started his career at Workman, Scott moved to Ashtenne where he became a Regional Head of Asset Management, based at their London head office, with responsibility for their South East portfolio.  After leaving Ashtenne in 2013, Scott set up a niche Industrial Asset Management business, 4Corners IAM, managing industrial properties for institutional and private clients.

Scott is a Regional Director overseeing the asset management of property across the North of England and Scotland and also takes the direct lead on some key value-enhancing development opportunities.  Scott reports to Paul Makin (Investment Director, works closely with the senior management team to maximise returns for the portfolio and enhancing engagement with our occupier base.

Andrew founded the Tilstone brand in 2010 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, which the Company acquired as its seed portfolio. As Managing Director of Tilstone, Andrew takes overall responsibility for strategy, direction and business performance. 

Prior to founding Tilstone, in 1994, Andrew was appointed as property director to the board of Barlows plc, a north-west focused commercial property company with a listing on the Main Market of the 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, at that time, a London Stock Exchange quoted water utility company.

Adrian joined Tilstone in November 2020 as Head of Financial Planning and Reporting.

Adrian is a Chartered Accountant with over 13 years experience in accounting, reporting and financial planning and control.

Adrian was the audit manager for a mid-tier accounting firm for seven years in Australia before moving to the UK.

After gaining experience in a NYSE listed gaming business and in a private equity firm investing in property in Angola, Adrian joined CLS Holdings a FTSE 250 business with a portfolio of over £2bn in the UK, Germany and France. Adrian was responsible for the Financial Control of the UK, before heading up the Group’s Financial Planning and Analysis department.

Adrian has strong technical and analytical skills whilst applying commercial understanding to complex financial transactions.

Scott is a Regional Director with 20 years’ experience in the asset management of multi-let industrial and logistics properties.

Having started his career at Workman, Scott moved to Ashtenne where he became a Regional Head of Asset Management, based at their London head office, with responsibility for their South East portfolio.  After leaving Ashtenne in 2013, Scott set up a niche Industrial Asset Management business, 4Corners IAM, managing industrial properties for institutional and private clients.

Scott is a Regional Director overseeing the asset management of property across the North of England and Scotland and also takes the direct lead on some key value-enhancing development opportunities.  Scott reports to Paul Makin (Investment Director, works closely with the senior management team to maximise returns for the portfolio and enhancing engagement with our occupier base.

Angela Gordon

Personal Assistant & Office Manager (Chester)

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Angela is the executive P.A to Andrew Bird, Managing Director.

Angela worked for a national utility company within the customer care department before joining the property industry, working for 2 firms of real estate consultants, joining Tilstone in 2011.

As well as providing high-level support to Andrew, Angela also supports the other senior management within the organisation from finance to investment opportunities.

Peter Greenslade

BA Hons, FCA

Finance Director

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Peter has significant experience in company management, control, reporting and corporate activity, especially in the private equity arena. He qualified as a chartered accountant with Binder Hamlyn, before working in a variety of finance roles for blue chip companies including Grand Metropolitan (Diageo plc), De La Rue plc and ICL plc. During his time as group finance director of Robert Walters plc, the company successfully floated on the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange. While he was at Spectron Group Limited, the company was restructured and eventually sold to a trade buyer.

Simon Hope

MBA, FRICS

Non-executive Chairman

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Simon has been Chairman of Tilstone since its formation in 2010 and was a founding investor. Prior to that he worked with Andrew Bird whilst Andrew was property director at Barlows Plc, trading a number of portfolios including a sale to Westbury Fund Management.
Angela is the executive P.A to Andrew Bird, Managing Director.

Angela worked for a national utility company within the customer care department before joining the property industry, working for 2 firms of real estate consultants, joining Tilstone in 2011.

As well as providing high-level support to Andrew, Angela also supports the other senior management within the organisation from finance to investment opportunities.

Peter has significant experience in company management, control, reporting and corporate activity, especially in the private equity arena. He qualified as a chartered accountant with Binder Hamlyn, before working in a variety of finance roles for blue chip companies including Grand Metropolitan (Diageo plc), De La Rue plc and ICL plc. During his time as group finance director of Robert Walters plc, the company successfully floated on the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange. While he was at Spectron Group Limited, the company was restructured and eventually sold to a trade buyer.
Simon has been Chairman of Tilstone since its formation in 2010 and was a founding investor. Prior to that he worked with Andrew Bird whilst Andrew was property director at Barlows Plc, trading a number of portfolios including a sale to Westbury Fund Management.

Greg Lacey

BA Hons, MSc, MRICS

Senior Asset Manager

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Greg is a Chartered Surveyor with over five years’ experience of asset and property management across all use classes having practiced in several UK regional markets. He has a proven ability to improve income and value across diversified portfolios thanks to a strong network of contacts and a ‘hands on’ approach to understanding occupiers’ business strategies.

After University, Greg joined the ASDA Stores Ltd graduate scheme. Enthused by site research and location planning he spent a year working in the Market Development team appraising new store locations across London. Greg secured a place in the real estate team to pursue a property career and asset manage Asda’s retail, land and investment portfolio across the North West, Yorkshire & East Midlands whilst undertaking his APC and studying for his MSc in Real Estate and Property Management.

Greg was most recently at CEG managing part of the Northern portfolio comprising 1.3 million square foot of industrial, offices, retail, leisure and development land delivering strategic asset management, property management and value-add initiatives for the national Swedish pension fund AP1-AP4 covering assets valued at c. £120m. Joining Tilstone in April 2019, Greg is based at our North West office in Chester and reports to Investment Director, Paul Makin.

Gary Lees

BSc Hons, MRICS

Regional Director

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Gary is a chartered surveyor with over 20 years of Industrial & Logistics real estate experience that is directly relevant to his role at Tilstone. He was most recently at Antler Property Investments LLP where he was an Asset Management Director responsible for a large 33-site portfolio and multiple sales following the implementation of successful management strategies.

Following university, Gary started his career and qualified as a Chartered Surveyor at international property consultants King Sturge LLP, now part of JLL, where during the majority of his eight years he held a UK-wide property management role supervising regional teams of staff and reporting directly to institutional clients.

At Tilstone Gary is based in London, reporting to investment director Paul Makin and leverages his national network and expertise to improve income and value across a diversified portfolio of multi-let UK urban warehouses.

Paul Makin

BSc Hons, MRICS

Investment Director

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Paul is Tilstone’s Investment Director and is responsible for the sourcing of investment opportunities, asset management and creating positive occupier relationships.
Greg is a Chartered Surveyor with over five years’ experience of asset and property management across all use classes having practiced in several UK regional markets. He has a proven ability to improve income and value across diversified portfolios thanks to a strong network of contacts and a ‘hands on’ approach to understanding occupiers’ business strategies.

After University, Greg joined the ASDA Stores Ltd graduate scheme. Enthused by site research and location planning he spent a year working in the Market Development team appraising new store locations across London. Greg secured a place in the real estate team to pursue a property career and asset manage Asda’s retail, land and investment portfolio across the North West, Yorkshire & East Midlands whilst undertaking his APC and studying for his MSc in Real Estate and Property Management.

Greg was most recently at CEG managing part of the Northern portfolio comprising 1.3 million square foot of industrial, offices, retail, leisure and development land delivering strategic asset management, property management and value-add initiatives for the national Swedish pension fund AP1-AP4 covering assets valued at c. £120m. Joining Tilstone in April 2019, Greg is based at our North West office in Chester and reports to Investment Director, Paul Makin.

Gary is a chartered surveyor with over 20 years of Industrial & Logistics real estate experience that is directly relevant to his role at Tilstone. He was most recently at Antler Property Investments LLP where he was an Asset Management Director responsible for a large 33-site portfolio and multiple sales following the implementation of successful management strategies.

Following university, Gary started his career and qualified as a Chartered Surveyor at international property consultants King Sturge LLP, now part of JLL, where during the majority of his eight years he held a UK-wide property management role supervising regional teams of staff and reporting directly to institutional clients.

At Tilstone Gary is based in London, reporting to investment director Paul Makin and leverages his national network and expertise to improve income and value across a diversified portfolio of multi-let UK urban warehouses.

Paul is Tilstone’s Investment Director and is responsible for the sourcing of investment opportunities, asset management and creating positive occupier relationships.

Dan Ragonez

Bsc Hons, MSc, CA

Senior Investment Analyst

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Dan joined Tilstone as a Senior Investment Analyst with several years of experience in financial analysis, investment appraisal and managing deal relationships.

Prior to joining, Dan qualified as a Chartered Accountant with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP and worked as a senior analyst on various trading desks at a number of Tier 1 investment banking institutions, including JP Morgan. Whilst obtaining a MSc in Finance from the London School of Economics, Dan then shifted his focus to real estate investment, managing a ground-up residential development project involving the construction of a number of modern townhouses in East London.

In his most recent roles as a senior real estate analyst for an Australian private equity fund manager and mezzanine debt boutique, Dan has led and been involved in a number of large European and North American value-added and opportunistic deals, spanning a variety of asset classes. He is now based at our central London office and reports to our Investment Director, Paul Makin.

Beth Whear

Personal Assistant & Office Manager (Banbury/London)

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Beth is the executive PA to Paul Makin, Investment Director.

Beth joined the team in 2018 following 9 years in the legal sector specialising in real estate where she qualified as an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives.

As well as providing high-level support to Paul, Beth manages the smooth running of our London and Banbury offices. She works closely with the asset management team day to day and is also heavily involved in the investment acquisition process.

Pam Williamson

FCCA, MCMI

Group Financial Controller

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Pam joined Tilstone in May 2018 as Group Financial Controller.
Dan joined Tilstone as a Senior Investment Analyst with several years of experience in financial analysis, investment appraisal and managing deal relationships.

Prior to joining, Dan qualified as a Chartered Accountant with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP and worked as a senior analyst on various trading desks at a number of Tier 1 investment banking institutions, including JP Morgan. Whilst obtaining a MSc in Finance from the London School of Economics, Dan then shifted his focus to real estate investment, managing a ground-up residential development project involving the construction of a number of modern townhouses in East London.

In his most recent roles as a senior real estate analyst for an Australian private equity fund manager and mezzanine debt boutique, Dan has led and been involved in a number of large European and North American value-added and opportunistic deals, spanning a variety of asset classes. He is now based at our central London office and reports to our Investment Director, Paul Makin.

Beth is the executive PA to Paul Makin, Investment Director.

Beth joined the team in 2018 following 9 years in the legal sector specialising in real estate where she qualified as an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives.

As well as providing high-level support to Paul, Beth manages the smooth running of our London and Banbury offices. She works closely with the asset management team day to day and is also heavily involved in the investment acquisition process.

Pam joined Tilstone in May 2018 as Group Financial Controller.

Alex Wilshaw

BA Hons, PGDip Surv, MRICS

Senior Asset Manager

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Alex is a chartered surveyor with a broad range of commercial property experience.

Alex started his property career at Aston Rose, a central London firm of Chartered Surveyors. His roles in the commercial property management team included professional and agency work such as lettings, lease renewals and rent reviews before working on several high value industrial and logistics transactions in the property investment team. Alex obtained his Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors’ accreditation in October 2016.

Alex joined Tilstone Partners in July 2018 as an asset manager and his portfolio has since grown in scope and value to include a wide variety of single and multi-let assets across the Southern regions of England and Wales. In addition to his day-to-day role, Alex has increasingly been involved in new acquisition work as well as selling a number of non-core assets.

Alex utilises his understanding of the industrial and logistics sector and combines it with his relationships with occupiers and fellow industry professionals to create new opportunities and deliver results. A keen networker, Alex served on the organizing committee for the UK property industry’s largest ski networking event; PropSki.

Alex is a chartered surveyor with a broad range of commercial property experience.

Alex started his property career at Aston Rose, a central London firm of Chartered Surveyors. His roles in the commercial property management team included professional and agency work such as lettings, lease renewals and rent reviews before working on several high value industrial and logistics transactions in the property investment team. Alex obtained his Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors’ accreditation in October 2016.

Alex joined Tilstone Partners in July 2018 as an asset manager and his portfolio has since grown in scope and value to include a wide variety of single and multi-let assets across the Southern regions of England and Wales. In addition to his day-to-day role, Alex has increasingly been involved in new acquisition work as well as selling a number of non-core assets.

Alex utilises his understanding of the industrial and logistics sector and combines it with his relationships with occupiers and fellow industry professionals to create new opportunities and deliver results. A keen networker, Alex served on the organizing committee for the UK property industry’s largest ski networking event; PropSki.