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.
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”.
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.
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.
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 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 £450m pipeline.
Tani is involved in several international charitable projects and has recently founded Woodbourne Ventures, an early-capital and pre-seed accelerator fund enabling remarkable entrepreneurs to build breakthrough businesses. He is spearheading several investment deals from across the world, from Fintech, Cleantech to Web3.
Tani has been featured in Forbes, Yahoo Finance and BBC News.
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 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 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.
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.