Private equity real estate investor Henley has confirmed the appointment of Tom Tippetts as Managing Director of the firm’s newest division, Henley Camland LLP.
Previously Director of Land at Places for People, one of the country’s largest Registered Social Landlords, Tom has also held positions at Cofton Group, David Wilson Homes and Beazer Homes. He will now lead Henley Camland, a joint venture between Henley and placemaking and infrastructure firm Camland Projects, which was established in June of this year.
The new division has enabled Henley to enter the large scale master plan residential development land market for the first time, specialising in the delivery of ready-to-build-on land for scale housebuilders. Focusing on large (500 unit +) residential development sites, as well as more complex and challenging opportunities, the business will target land both in private and public ownership across both greenfield and brownfield sites.
Ian Rickwood, CEO of Henley, said:
“Tom has a solid track record and wealth of experience in the identification, acquisition and development of large scale and complex residential and mixed use developments. Henley Camland is hugely exciting and reflective of our approach of actively investing in emerging, entrepreneurial businesses. Tom’s appointment enables us to now take the development of Henley Camland to the next level.”
Commenting on his appointment, Tom Tippetts adds:
“Henley entering the large scale master plan residential development land market earlier this year is a testament to the firm’s entrepreneurial ethos, ability and ambition. The opportunity to be part of this new venture and to help the firm achieve its goals in this market is an immensely exciting one and I am looking forward to the challenges that lie ahead and helping to grow Henley’s already outstanding reputation.”
Tom’s move follows the recent appointment of Stuart Savidge, who joins Henley as Chief Financial Officer, having previously worked as CFO and COO at CBRE Global Investment Partners. The expansion of the senior Henley team follows a number of recent milestones for Henley, including the firm entering the US real estate market for the first time, with a $100 million investment in WaterWalk, the USA’s first serviced apartment brand. The company has also completed its first acquisition in Germany and a second purchase in Holland this year.
Established in 2006, Henley is a leading UK private equity real estate investor focusing on development, investment and asset management in the commercial, residential, healthcare and debt property market. Since inception Henley has doubled in size every year and is expected to do the same again in 2015. The company currently has around £600 million assets under management (as of March 2015).
The Henley model looks to grow by being an entrepreneurial firm that backs entrepreneurs in niche specialist sub sectors of the market.
For further information please contact:
Henley, Ian Rickwood CEO – 07717 134207
Redwood Consulting, PJ Appleton – 020 7828 5553
Redwood Consulting, Clare Hartshorne – 020 7828 5553
01 October 2015 | Press Release by Redwood Consulting