About Us

Established in 1991 privately owned, part of the Turnhold Group

Highly experienced with a proven track record in the acquisition and redevelopment of brownfield sites

Operating in London and the Home Counties

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1991

Our Founding Year

The Turnhold Group of Companies is formed and incorporated by Garry Simpson with the first acquisition being in Barking for £80,000

1993

Forming Partnerships

Our first Joint Venture. Acquisition of Maryland Flats in Stratford with Croft Homes

2002

Upscaling

Moved from original premises in St Johns Wood to large modern offices in Whetstone, where we still work today

2008

Finacial Crisis

The global Financial Crisis of 2008 saw the demise of many of our contemporaries. Having not been exposed to excessive borrowing, we expertly navigated the company through the second ‘property crash’ since inception

2013

Evolution

Formed our own in-house planning department in order to deal effectively with our varied planning applications. This enhanced our efficiency and streamlined our decision making process

2015

Our Most Expensive Sale

We exchanged contracts on the sale of our biggest site in Wyvil Road, SW8 to Alchemi Group, a Venture Capital specialist

2017

Costly

We aquired uncondionally our most expensive site to date in Hackney Wick. We subsequently obtained planning permission for a 120 unit residential scheme together with 40,000 sq ft of commercial floorspace with a proposed GDV of £82m

2020

COVID-19

2020 promised to be one of our most successful years to date starting with the acquisition of a substantial Brownfield site in prime SE1

Then in March came Covid 19 crisis.  The Landhold team have pulled together and are working towards emerging on the other side fully intact, stronger, wiser and above all healthy. We are looking forward to making up for lost time in the latter part of 2020

 

Our Team

We are a highly motivated, hands-on team, with property industry experience spanning more than 130 years. With a wealth of professionalism and expertise, and an invaluable knowledge of the planning system, we offer highly competitive land bids tailored to your requirements, with the ability to react quickly and give prompt decisions.

GARRY SIMPSON

GARRY SIMPSON

MANAGING DIRECTOR LAND & ACQUISITIONS

Formed the Turnhold Group of Companies in 1991 and benefits from over 35 years experience in all sectors of the property industry. Garry started life as an agent in 1987 moving to property development in 1990 Having successfully navigated 3 corrections in the property market Garry leads a highly motivated land team that continues to grow. Known for his instant decision making ability and a hands on approach to running the Company,Garry leads a land team that has an enviable track record of acquiring complicated brownfield development opportunities. The team have the ability to appraise and acquire suitable opportunities swiftly and with minimum of fuss.

ELISE SUMMERS

ELISE SUMMERS

DIRECTOR

Elise joined Landhold from its very inception and has a wealth of property experience spanning over 30 years encompassing sales, management, acquisition & development. During this time Elise has catapulted herself from PA to Office Manager to Director and this has been as a direct result of her unbridled passion for property. The Swiss Army Knife of Landhold, Elise is always looking to learn new skills. She is involved in each stage of the development process from the initial acquisition to designing show flats, from architectural digs to topping out ceremonies. She instructs selling agents and oversees the sale of completed units. A main decision maker within the company she is also responsible for the income and management of Landhold’s comprehensive investment portfolio. With her commitment to Landhold's business strategy she has undoubtedly played an integral part to the company's success.

DAVID ELLIOTT BSC (HONS)

DAVID ELLIOTT BSC (HONS)

DIRECTOR LAND & ACQUISITIONS

After gaining an Honours degree in Estates & Management David went on to work in Property Management for 3 years. He joined the Land & Acquisitions team at Landhold in 2002 and since then has generated a vast list of contacts within the property industry. Together with the knowledge to be able to appraise and identify a wide range of development opportunities David is undoubtedly the most prolific land buyer in the team. He is known for his instant decision making and as Director of a young vibrant land team who secured over 10 site acquisitions last year alone, he successfully appraises and oversees all of our property acquisitions.

MATTHEW ROSSON BSC (HONS) MA

MATTHEW ROSSON BSC (HONS) MA

PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR

Joining Landhold in 2013 with an undergraduate degree from Loughborough University and subsequent experience in the planning department of a Greater London local authority, Matthew was originally employed by Landhold in an advisory role to maximise the planning potential of each site. Whilst working at Landhold Matthew has since obtained an RTPI accredited Masters at the University of Westminster. His vast academic knowledge has allowed him to succeed in putting together a highly accredited team of consultants and contractors. Working with the ever evolving and often confusing British planning system he successfully secures all of our planning consents. Matthew has a hand in overseeing the complete development process from initial site appraisals to construction of our residential, commercial and mixed-use developments.

GINA SHACK

GINA SHACK

LAND & ACQUISITIONS

Gina joined Landhold in 2000 having gained over 10 years experience in the Letting & Management sector of an established central London agency. Now with over 19 years experience in Development & Investment she has been responsible for identifying and the subsequent acquision of several of our most substantial development sites.With her wide ranging experience spanning the entire spectrum of the property industry she has the ability to assist and advise any of her colleagues and is always first to help around the office. Gina is also responsible for building new and maintaining existing relationships with the many agents and contacts we have successfully built up since we were established in 1991.

ANDREA SMALL

ANDREA SMALL

OFFICE MANAGER

Andrea has over 25 years commercial office experience encompassing recruitment, sales and residential property management. She is a particularly fast learner and has built up a vast knowledge of the property industry. This, together with her no nonsense approach to office management, ensures that she has the ability to support her colleagues in all departments enabling them to maximise their working day/time in the office/get the most out of their day. Since joining Landhold we are thrilled that her considerable management and negotiation skills have contributed to the smooth and successful running of the Landhold office.

CLAUDIA CONWAY

CLAUDIA CONWAY

OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR

Since joining in 2015 Claudia is always busy and there aren’t enough days in the week for her. Her responsibilities are wide-ranging and her positive mental attitude, natural initiative and problem solving skills result in any issues or problems being dealt with speedily and efficiently thus enabling her colleagues to be able to spend more of their day working with as few interruptions as possible. She has vastly honed her accounting skills and finds herself increasingly able to assist our Financial Controller. Having worked on Concorde and travelling the world for 12 years as first class cabin crew at British Airways Claudia ensures that all of our suppliers, clients and contacts receive the very best in customer service. It’s a pleasure to have Claudia around the office to help us all out.

JACOB GRANGER

JACOB GRANGER

DEVELOPMENT & ACQUISITIONS

Jacob joined Landhold last year having gained 2 years experience in commercial letting and sales at a highly established West End agency. He has a tremendous enthusiasm and drive along with a visible commitment to succeed and works within our land buying team concentrating on the acquisition of new development opportunities. He has particularly impressive communication skills and is extremely focussed on creating and sustaining good working relationships with the many agents, investment companies and contacts that we have carefully curated throughout the years. We look forward to seeing him flourish and continue to expand upon his current skills and knowledge in the future and we envision Jacob becoming a highly prized asset at Landhold.

RAJNI KUMAR

RAJNI KUMAR

FINANCIAL CONTROLLER

Raj is the newest member to join our team and we are thrilled to have him on board. Raj was ACCA qualified in 2008 and brings with him over 35 years of account skills and tax expertise. Immediately upon joining Landhold Raj made an impact by modernising and updating all of our accounts systems and procedures. He is focused on property development, acquisition and investment and, along with his extraordinary professionalism, attention to detail and a keen desire to ensure our accounting systems are efficient and professionally managed, he ensures that our many projects, consultants, suppliers, tenants, joint venture partners and staff all receive the highest standard of accounting practice at all times.

BART-BART SIMPSON

BART-BART SIMPSON

OFFICE SECURITY

Our youngest member of staff, Bart-Bart is head of implementing the high-tech security measures that we have in place in order to protect our staff from daily threats such as delivery drivers, postal staff, runners, agents and any unwanted visitors to the office. He either loves or hates people on sight and is ready to attack anything on wheels, including cars, motorbikes and children in prams or on a scooter/skateboard. He is always alert and ready to protect at any suitable opportunity which unfortunately includes anyone holding any boxes or parcels. Obviously very handsome Bart is the most popular member of staff and we all look forward to seeing him each day.

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