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Peter Murray

 

The London Society is delighted to welcome Almacantar as its latest corporate supporter.

Almacantar is a property investment and development company, specialising in large-scale, complex investments in Central London with the potential to create long-term value through development, repositioning or active asset management.

Since its launch in 2010, Almacantar have acquired over 1.5 million sq. ft. of prime assets in the heart of London including:

  • Centre Point: the tallest luxury residential building in the West End and boasts panoramic uninterrupted views of London
  • Marble Arch Place will set a new standard for luxury living, overlooking Hyde Park with high quality office and retail space
  • One and Two Southbank Place: the only high-quality office space to be built in Waterloo since the 1980s

Collectively the Almacantar team has vast industry experience and expertise in the property industry which enables us to confidently embrace the challenge of redeveloping complex buildings.

Before founding Almacantar, CEO Mike Hussey spent seven years at Land Securities plc, the largest property company in the UK, where he was an Executive Board Director with responsibility for the London portfolio and Strategic Land portfolio. He is well regarded in the public capital markets and ran a team of over 200 people at Land Securities. Property Director, Kathrin Hersel was Development Director at Land Securities where she worked on a range of transformational developments including One New Change, Wellington House and 20 Fenchurch Street.

London is a world-class city full of history and culture. It instils a strong sense of community – something which the company fosters within all of its properties. London’s position, language, culture, skilled workforce, legal system, quality of life, healthcare and education make it a unique place to live and work. It’s a cosmopolitan city that has everything in one place – financial and insurance services, advisory services, tech and creative industries, government, research centres and top educational institutes are all based here.

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Peter Murray

 

We are very pleased to welcome Fletcher Priest Architects as the latest corporate supporter of the London Society.

“London is the great world city. We are very proud to live and work here and in two other Hanseatic cities Köln and Riga. As architects much of our work is here. We strive to contribute to the continued success and pleasures of the city. Fletcher Priest works at the urban, architectural and interior scales and explores our own research themes.”

Fletcher Priest is a cosmopolitan, award-winning practice with around 100 people working on significant urban design, architectural, interior, graphic design and research projects from offices in Cleveland Street, W1. Their work spans all scales for a wide range of clients in many sectors with their UK portfolio mainly concentrated in London and the South East, but with major projects in cities such as Manchester. Outside of the UK Fletcher Priest currently work in Germany, the Baltic and Brazil.

Corporate supporters do much to help the continued growth of the Society, providing vital funds to support events, membership recruitment and our publications.

 

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Peter Murray

 

The London Society is delighted to welcome Derwent London as a new Corporate Supporter.

 

Derwent London plc owns a 5.6m sq ft portfolio of commercial real estate predominantly in central London valued at £4.8 billion as at 30 June 2017, making it the largest London-focused real estate investment trust (REIT).

We typically acquire central London properties off-market with low capital values and modest rents in improving locations, most of which are either in the West End or the Tech Belt. We capitalise on the unique qualities of each of our properties – taking a fresh approach to the regeneration of every building with a focus on anticipating tenant requirements and an emphasis on design.

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The London Society is delighted to welcome Grosvenor Britain & Ireland as a new Corporate Supporter.

Grosvenor Britain & Ireland creates and manages high-quality neighbourhoods across the UK and Ireland. The company’s diverse property development, management and investment portfolio includes Grosvenor’s London estate of Mayfair and Belgravia, in which it has a £1bn rolling investment programme. Other developments are elsewhere in London and in Oxford, Cambridge, Edinburgh and Southampton. As at 31 December 2016, Grosvenor Britain & Ireland had £5.1bn of assets under management.

“We started placemaking over 300 years ago, when the Grosvenor family embarked on the development of Mayfair, and subsequently Belgravia. Today our activities extend beyond London to other major cities in the UK, but our goal remains the same: making great places where people want to live, work and play.”

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