CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER – HENLEY INVESTMENTS
Ian Rickwood is a seasoned real estate investor, developer and entrepreneur. He founded and became CEO of Henley in 2006 growing the business into the broad Private Equity Real Estate business it is today. Prior to Henley he managed and grew two retail companies between 1996 and 2006 along with a small Propco and consultancy business. Ian has a degree in economics and started life in the corporate world with Procter and Gamble, later moving to PepsiCo where he was the European Sales and Marketing Director.
CHIEF INVESTMENT OFFICER
Andy Brandon is a Cambridge educated finance professional with broad Director and CFO experience in a range of companies from multi-nationals to smaller more entrepreneurial companies. Andy has worked in the property sector as CFO of Henley from 2006-2015, helping to build a portfolio of investment properties (both commercial and residential) and transact several development opportunities. Andy became CIO at Henley in 2015 and now leads the deal transaction team.
CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
Stuart joined Henley as CFO in 2015, bringing a broad range of experience gained over 15 years in the real estate industry. Prior to joining Henley, he spent seven years as COO for CBRE Global Investment Partners, managing $13b of equity invested globally in over 250 different investments, with responsibility for fund and investment structuring, investor relations, financial and investor reporting, operational due diligence, IT and HR. Stuart also acted as a Board Director of regulated funds in the UK, Ireland and Luxembourg. Stuart has previously held roles at Morgan Stanley, Apollo and JP Morgan.
Stuart holds a Master’s degree in Modern History from the University of St. Andrews and is a qualified Chartered Accountant, being a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.
CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER
Justin joined Henley bringing a broad range of international real estate and private equity investing experience. Prior to Henley, Justin was a Principal at The Blackstone Group, focusing on UK and European real estate. Previously, he worked at Warburg Pincus in New York and GI Partners in California, investing in Real Estate, Hospitality, Healthcare and Infrastructure, and served on the board of CenterPoint Properties Trust. He began his career at JP Morgan in New York. Justin holds an MBA from Stanford’s Graduate School of Business.
PRESIDENT – HENLEY USA
Garrett Solomon joined Henley in August 2015. Prior to Henley, Garrett was at Corbelis, which was founded in 2012 and led by him. He is an industry veteran and the former president of RPL (residential development affiliate of a RE private equity firm, Rockpoint Group). He has been integral to the vision for Willowsford, a residential community that cultivates a new way of living and led the project’s acquisition, the creation of the local development team and the subsequent planning and development effort.
Since 1995, Corbelis’ senior executives have acquired, developed and/or managed more than 75 planned residential communities across the USA with a total capitalization exceeding $5 bn.
Garrett began his career at Morgan Stanley as an analyst and within a short time became VP at Westbrook Partners until 1996 when he was made COO, MD, Director of Acquisitions at Terrabrook (Westerra management).
Nick also began corporate life at Proctor and Gamble, evolving to be an international executive, entrepreneur and private equity investor by the mid-1990’s. He founded and was Chairman and CEO of several IT and internet companies in Canada, USA, Europe and China, selling out to Fortune 500 and NASDAQ companies in the 1990’s and 2000’s. In property, Nick has been a non-executive Director of Evton Capital Partners LLP since 1996, a Canadian real estate investment fund, and has been actively involved in UK and real estate investing for 17 years. Nick retired from Henley in July 2016 but remains a passive investor in the GP and active investor in Henley deals.
JV PARTNER & MANAGING DIRECTOR HENLEY SPACE
Emma Rickwood is the creative force behind Henley’s well established residential development business. Emma has been involved in property development and design for the last 15 years on both commercial and residential projects. Emma has been responsible for over 50 development sites in that time across the UK, USA, and Europe.
MANAGING DIRECTOR HENLEY HEALTHCARE INVESTMENTS
Paul Fray has a wealth of experience in growing small companies and establishing a footprint in new markets for global companies such as Proctor and Gamble. He has an extensive operations and sales background having worked in Europe, Africa and Asia. In his role at HHI Paul is leading the effort in building long term customer relationships with the UK local authorities and care operators.
JV PARTNER & DIRECTOR HENLEY HEALTHCARE INVESTMENTS
Omar Al-Hasso has over 15 years experience in residential investment and development, delivering housing to both the social and private sectors. Over the past seven years Omar has worked closely with local authorities, housing associations and care operator to provide a range of bespoke housing to vulnerable adults across the UK. Omar holds an MSc in Property Finance and is a qualified RICS Chartered Surveyor.
JV PARTNER & MANAGING DIRECTOR HENLEY 360
Kevin Oppenheim is primarily responsible for deal origination, transaction management and implementation of the asset management strategies. Kevin has overseen the acquisition of more than €0.75bn of real estate in the UK, Germany and South Africa since 1999. As the co-founder of the Sirius Real Estate portfolio, Kevin was instrumental in building Sirius into the leading operator of branded business parks across Germany.
JV PARTNER & DIRECTOR HENLEY 360
Frank Oppenheim is the technical director responsible for creating and implementing the site specific value enhancement strategies. Frank is a qualified civil engineer and project manager with more than 40 years experience in commercial real estate development. As co-founder of Sirius Real Estate, Frank was directly responsible for branding, new products and technical asset management.
JV PARTNER & MANAGING DIRECTOR HENLEY CAMLAND
Peter Nelson has 30 years experience in all aspects of the Residential Land and Infrastructure Sector. He has been leading teams increasing value to large-scale residential land for the last 15 years either directly or as an advisor. He formed and has been a major shareholder of Camland Developments since 2008. Prior to this Peter was Managing Director at Cofton Ltd. acquiring and subsequently servicing several challenging sites from 500 to 3,000 residential units. Qualifying as a Quantity Surveyor, Peter spent the initial 10 years in the housebuilding industry and five further years as Land Development Manager.
JV PARTNER & DIRECTOR HENLEY CAMLAND
Prior to forming Henley Camland, Norman Paske has been a Chartered Surveyor and entrepreneur for 28 years in private practice acting for landowners and house builders where he dealt with immediate and strategic residential land. He is a long-term property investor in UK residential and commercial property. From 1996 to 2011 he was a Director and Shareholder in a small residential development business (Grace Homes Ltd). He founded (1996) developed and sold (2011) an insurance brokerage called Farmers and Mercantile.
JV PARTNER & DIRECTOR HENLEY ARK
Charles Macgregor was the first pioneer of Purpose Built Student Accommodation (PBSA) in the UK. From opening the first PBSA in Edinburgh in 1986, he went on to become a leading light within the sector. From starting his initial developments in Scotland, he rolled out student accommodation throughout the UK. After selling his company, he moved to Europe and started to explore the European student market. Once more he identified the underlying need for Private Built Student Accommodation, which culminated in the formation of City Living with his son. Together they opened their first student accommodation in Belgium in 2007 and in 2010 Charles handed the reins over to his son to focus on other business.
Charles is now re-entering the UK in a new joint venture with Henley and the creation of Henley Ark, focused on value add student accommodation.