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Our Ethos

When we created Woodbourne in 2001, we were driven by a clear purpose; unlock value through the acquisition, active asset management and repositioning of Real Estate. Our ethos has always reflected a desire to build a reputable, long-term and sustainable business; maintaining strong financial discipline.

Our Experience

We have over 130 years of combined experience and a track record surpassing £5bn. Our team’s skills and expertise have played a pivotal role in ensuring the successful delivery of UK’s most notable and complex mixed-use schemes. Culminated with a business whose foundation has been built on integrity and hard work, supported by a robust financial position; adds an extra layer of uncommon value to any joint venture; deals on a pound for pound basis to providing development management services to landowners, occupiers, fund partners, charitable and public-sector organisations. We draw inspiration from Winston Churchill’s famous phrase “blood, toil, tears and sweat”.

Opportunity Driven

We screen more than £250m of site purchase opportunities every year from an established and privileged network of relationships. Only the most compelling opportunities are selected that offer potential for significant added value through planning, development and active asset management.

Our Activity

Over the last decade, the Company has diversified its activities; moving from retaining assets in the long-term to securing value-add opportunities across the UK.

Management Team

Kappa Dulay

Chairman

Kappa founded Woodbourne Homes, the predecessor to Woodbourne Group, where he amassed a successful track record in the acquisition and execution of real estate to the value of £130m.

Kappa’s 30 years of experience in industry is deployed to guide the Group’s Board; providing critical support for complex transactions.

Tani Dulay

Chief Executive Officer

BSc (Joint Hons) MSc

Tani has led Woodbourne's transformation to date. He is responsible and accountable for the overall operation and management of the Group; strategic vision, implementation of long-term plans, overseeing the day-to-day activities of directors and spearheads its philanthropic efforts.

Tani's innate ability to engage influencers, originate and syndicate deals, coupled with an infectious can-do attitude has resulted in the effective amalgamation of the Group's increasing £200m pipeline.

Morag Beers

Development Director

BSc MRICS

Morag has over 30 years of experience in investment, development, planning and asset management of real estate across all major use-classes. Her track record equates to a combined end-value in excess of £2bn across 15 million sq ft of mixed-use space. She has been at the forefront of a number of complex property transactions; advising funds, blue-chip companies and government entities across the UK, Europe, Asia Pacific and North America.

She also teaches Glasgow Caledonian University's Real Estate degree course; a testament to her knowledge in the field of real estate.

Ian Lynch

Construction Director

BEng (Hons)

Ian joins from Lendlease, a publicly listed multinational construction, property and infrastructure company where he was Project Director for 17 years. Ian has over 25 years’ extensive experience in planning, procuring and leading the execution of complex mixed-use construction projects, with a combined construction value of £750m.

At Woodbourne he is responsible for managing projects in line with agreed quality, cost and time related criteria including leading the procurement of contractor work packages.

Ayesha Smith

Head of Operations

Ayesha joined Woodbourne Group from Seven Capital. She brings with her a wealth of knowledge spanning over 15 years of experience in residential sales, lettings and property management in private and social housing sectors. Her broad skill set is deployed to support a number of important functions within the Group; the day-to-day management of the investment portfolio, tenant liaison, monitoring operational expenditure, head-office and corporate operations including assistance across the team.

Stuart Jenkin

Non-Executive

BSc FRICS

Stuart has over 40 years’ experience in real estate investment and transactions, having acquired over £2bn of assets over his career, across all major sectors of real estate.

Until recently, Stuart was a Director at Frogmore, a leading UK and internationally recognised real estate fund manager. Stuart has demonstrable, current and in-depth, knowledge of UK real estate, real estate investment markets, returns, performance criteria and private equity real estate fund management.

Giving Something Back

Locally, we encourage our team to be actively involved in the communities where they live and work, supporting local initiatives, charities and community-related activities and other philanthropic projects.

Our Chief Executive allocates two days a month to helping students develop and recognise their skills to achieve their long-term ambitions whilst our Development Director allocates time lecturing at Glasgow Caledonian University.

Globally, we recognise we are part of a wider multi-national and multi-faith community and that our daily challenges pale into insignificance compared with those faced by many others.

Consequently, the Group actively donates towards humanitarian aid relief in natural disaster areas and in conflict zones around the world.

Careers

Sales Manager

Salary:

Competitive

Contract:

Full-time

Levels:

Management

Experience

• Be a proven Sales Manager working with either a house builder, residential developer or property agency.
• Have the ability to lead a high performing team.
• Be ambitious, disciplined, and hardworking; possessing a passion for property.
• Have excellent attention to detail and a pride in the quality of work they produce.
• Possess a self-starter attitude with clear understanding of lead progression and ‘closing’ strategies to drive sales.
• Work well under pressure utilising honed communication skills and people management abilities in a team setting.

Job Responsibilities

• Implementing the company’s marketing strategy including activities to enhance lead generation though mediums such as social media, networking within allied industries and researching potential new lead generation streams.
• Manage and be accountable for sales generation; utilising development, marketing materials, model homes and local resources.
• Work towards managing a team of desk-based sales consultants and content producers. This would require the creation of a positive, high energy and results driven environment.
• Ensure than when an offer is accepted that all administrative duties are attended to and that the sale is actively progressed through to a satisfactory and business-like conclusion.
• Building confidence with potential homebuyers; advising on the benefits of the home products and homebuilding experience.
• Maintaining buyer interest; using listening and negotiating skills when confronted with challenging situations and counters with specific alternatives.
• Guaranteeing a realistic, but satisfactory homebuilding experience for the homebuyer; proactively communicating the customer during the entire homebuilding process.
• Reporting and analysis on activity and results to the Board of Directors.

Graduate Development Surveyor

Salary:

Competitive

Contract:

Full-time

Levels:

Graduate

Experience

• Strong written and verbal communication skills with the ability to identify the most effective way to present information
• Ability to prioritise and co-ordinate tasks efficiently ensuring all deadlines are met
• Detailed analytical skills, basic numeracy and good attention to detail
• Proficient on Microsoft Office, including Excel, Word, and Outlook. Experience of working with Argus Developer and development appraisals would be of benefit
• A RICS accredited degree, with the scope for completing their APC within the business, however this is not essential

Job Responsibilities

• Report to the Board with detailed and current development market intelligence
• Support to the experienced team in the valuation of proposed mixed and residential-led new-build developments
• Scheme unit pricing in support of land acquisitions
• Scheme viability and options appraisals
• Assist with the day to day running of the department