Who’s Developing London ?
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Managing Director & Chief Investment Officer
Gary Yardley has been a senior deal maker in the UK and European real estate market for over 25 years. Gary leads Capco's real estate investment and development activities. Leading Capco’s team on the redevelopment of Earls Court, Gary has been responsible for securing Planning Consent for 11m sq ft at this strategic opportunity area providing over 7,500 new homes for London. With the demolition of the Earls Court Exhibition Halls now under way in partnership with TfL, the creation of a new district for London has now become a reality.
He is a Chartered Surveyor with over 30 years' experience in UK real estate. He is a former CIO of Liberty International and former partner of King Sturge.
Tony Pidgley CBE
The Berkeley Group
He left school at 15 to form his own company in haulage and plant hire. At 19, he sold his business to Crest Homes and became a Building Director, before leaving to form Berkeley Homes in 1975. The company enjoyed rapid growth, floated on the Unlisted Securities Market in 1984, and then gained a full listing in 1985 as the Berkeley Group plc.
Tony has gained a national reputation for his pioneering approach to building homes and creating successful places. His judgement of the markets, willingness to put his personal capital at risk, and his drive and commercial flair have made Berkeley one of Britain's best residential developers. In 2011, Berkeley was ranked Britain's Most Admired Company across all sectors and is the only housebuilder to win the Queen's Award for Sustainable Development twice.
Tony is now part of Lord Heseltine's Thames Estuary Growth Commission. His expertise has been used to advise the recent Estate Regeneration Advisory Panel, the Mayor on the Outer London Commission and the Government on the disposal of public sector land. He is also a trustee of Open City London, a charity that champions architecture education, and President of the London Chamber of Commerce and Industry. In 2016, he was nominated New Londoner of the Year in recognition of his contribution to housebuilding across the capital.
Battersea Power Station Development Company
Rob Tincknell has overall responsibility for delivering one of the highest profile real estate projects in the world, the redevelopment of the iconic Battersea Power Station in London and the surrounding 42 acres.
Rob began his career at The Berkeley Group plc, developing projects such as Gunwharf Quays and eventually became Managing Director of Berkeley Commercial. In 2002 Rob moved to Dublin to join the board of Ireland’s largest developer, Treasury Holdings. Following his appointment as Group Deputy Managing Director, Rob spearheaded the company’s expansion into new markets, including Europe, Russia and China. In 2006 he moved to Shanghai to establish and manage a new real estate investment and development business. That business quickly became the largest Western-owned real estate business operating in China and was successfully floated on the London Stock Exchange in 2007. Rob returned to the UK in 2008 to direct the Battersea scheme and led to team to achieve the largest planning consent ever granted in central London.
Liz Peace CBE
Old Oak Common
Liz is a well-known figure in the property industry, having served as Chief Executive of the British Property Federation for thirteen years until her retirement at the end of 2014. During that time, she managed to change the Government’s perception of the commercial property industry, to establish it as a key voice in policy debate, to dissuade the Government from legislating on commercial leases, to win innumerable changes to planning and tax legislation and, working as part of a pan-industry alliance, to persuade the Government to introduce real estate investment trusts (REITs).
Previously, she was a civil servant in the MOD, eventually becoming a key player in the team that created QinetiQ plc. Liz is now embarking on a portfolio career with a range of non-executive, advisory and charity roles, including at Morgan Sindall plc, Redrow plc, Howard de Walden Estates, Holtby Turner, Arcadis, Peabody and the Churches Conservation Trust, and the Architectural Heritage Fund. She is the chairman of LandAid, the property industry’s principal charity. She is also chairing the shadow board for the Curzon Urban Regeneration Company in Birmingham and has recently been appointed to chair the embryonic organisation that is being set up under the Government’s New Property Model initiative to asset-manage departmental property portfolios.
Roger Madelin CBE
Head of Canada Water Development
Roger joined Argent in 1987. He became a Director in 1989 and, for the ten years that followed, was responsible for delivering all of Argent’s developments, including Green Park and Thames Valley Park in Reading, Brindleyplace in Birmingham, and Piccadilly in Manchester and office buildings in the City of London. He became CEO in 1997 after an innovative acquisition by British Telecom Pension Scheme and, due to the dramatic expansion of Argent’s business, his long-term colleague David Partridge joined him as Joint CEO in 2006. At the end of 2012 Argent restructured as a Limited Liability Partnership and Roger stepped back from new Argent business and concentrated on specific delivery aspects of King’s Cross including the design and delivery of 3 major buildings for the Aga Khan Development Network. In January 2016, after 29 years, Roger formally left Argent and joined British Land as Head of Canada Water, a 46 acre development opportunity in Central London. He will maintain a consultancy role at King’s Cross with Argent in connection with the Aga Khan buildings. Roger is an Honorary Fellow of RIBA, an Honorary Fellow of the College of Estate Management and was awarded a CBE for ‘services to sustainable development’ in the 2007 Honours List.
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