Property Development Funding

We specialise in providing equity capital for property projects across the UK in a variety of real estate sectors including Purpose Built Student Accommodation, Housebuilding, Retirement Living and Hotels.

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What we look for

Our highly experienced team target only a small number of high-quality opportunities each year in assets or development opportunities that have the potential to achieve our minimum target returns for Maven investors.

Sector focus

We back development opportunities in Hotels, Student Accommodation, Offices and Residential housing joint ventures.


We target opportunities across the entire UK property market, typically seeking to undertake projects in key regional cities outside London.


We will support property projects that offer the prospect of development gains or which can generate secure income for our investors.

Arbitrage potential

We prefer opportunities where value can be added through active management, including rent review, lease extension, change of use, or refurbishment.

Hold period

We typically aim for an investment timeframe of between two to four years before seeking to exit and maximise value for our investors.


We partner with experienced developers or asset managers who have a track record of delivering similar projects within the UK.

Successful property development projects

exterior image of a PBSA property development, The Mill House, Edinburgh

The Mill House, Edinburgh

Purpose-built student accommodation development

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Maven property supports Hampton By Hilton Manchester

Hampton by Hilton, Manchester

New build hotel located in Manchester's vibrant Northern Quarter

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interior image of Hotel Indigo, Durham

Hotel Indigo, Durham

Sympathetic conversion of magnificent Grade II listed public administrative building to a boutique hotel

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Real estate private equity


Provision of equity capital to support property development projects with an anticipated value at exit of between £5 million and £30 million. We can also procure debt from the lending markets and have strong working relationships with a range of bank and secondary lenders.


We have the infrastructure in place to ensure swift, effective decision making to optimise the investment process and can structure a bespoke and flexible funding solution that is tailored for every transaction.

Partnership approach

Our funding packages are tailored to suit the requirements of each project, generally sharing profits with each developer on a pre-agreed basis. 

Track record

Since 2013 we have deployed hundreds of millions of pounds in real estate projects across multiple sectors and geographies, including sourcing third party debt from the lending markets.

Frequently asked questions

Do you invest in real estate opportunities outside the UK?

No. We only source, structure, manage and deliver property projects within the UK.

What sectors do you invest in?

We are sector agnostic, but with a key focus on Student Accommodation, Residential, Office, and Hotels.

What is your execution capability?

Maven targets only a small number of high-quality opportunities each year. Since Maven's property division was established in 2013 it has completed more than 30 projects. Current investments range geographically from Inverness, in the Highlands of Scotland, to Bournemouth, on the south coast of England.

What are Maven’s credentials as a partner for a property development?

We have a highly qualified and experienced senior team, supported by the wider Maven governance and decision making framework. Our dedicated property executives are based in Glasgow and London, and have a broad range of property, development, finance and commercial experience.

We have a particular strength in the regional markets, with an active network throughout the UK, including developers, agents, operators, banks and other property professionals.

Our property team

We have a highly qualified and experienced senior team, based in Glasgow and London, who have led numerous projects across the UK from concept, through development, and on to a successful sale.

Carolyn Ferguson
Carolyn Ferguson

Investment Manager

Colin Anderson
Colin Anderson


Douglas Pope
Douglas Pope

Head of Property Accounting

Paul Johnston
Paul Johnston


Ramsay Duff
Ramsay Duff

Investment Director

Simon Young
Simon Young

Investment Manager

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