ABZ office development Aberdeen;
Holiday Inn Express Barrow;
Hampton by Hilton hotel development in Manchester;
Goldcrest Communities retirement villages.
Key Sector Experience
Real Estate / Real Estate finance / Real Estate development / Operational Real Estate
Richard joined Maven in 2011 and as a member of the Scottish investment team helped deliver the Scottish Loan Fund investment mandate. He also transacted a number of private equity investments and had portfolio management responsibility for several investee companies which included board seats. He transferred to the Property team in 2016 where he is responsible for originating, transacting and managing new property investments and developments across the UK.
Prior to joining Maven he spent seven years at HBOS (subsequently Lloyds Banking Group) and having progressed through the Group Internal Audit Graduate Scheme spent time in Corporate Relationship Banking before moving to the Joint Ventures team where he spent three years managing the bank’s equity exposure across a portfolio of UK real estate companies. Before moving into banking, Richard spent four years as a police officer with Strathclyde Police.
Richard is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and holds a BA (Hons) in Economics from the University of Strathclyde.
Outside of work Richard is a keen golfer and having given up his 5-a-side football career owing to ‘dodgy knees’ has now taken up cycling. His other main pursuit is running a youth football team which competes in the Dunbartonshire Youth Football League. He is married with three children.
Since joining Maven I have been fortunate to work in both Private Equity and Property. Despite the obvious sectoral differences, from an investment perspective there are striking similarities – it is about identifying an opportunity where the risks and return are appropriately balanced and then supporting high calibre people in the delivery of a business plan. Whether the outcome is growth in the underlying earnings of a trading business, or a shiny new hotel or student accommodation, it is an incredibly satisfying journey to be part of.
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With a network of ten offices and a national investment team, including professionals from a variety of commercial, financial and industry backgrounds, we have an enhanced regional presence giving us a different perspective to many other funders.