Our Executive Team have extensive experience across residential development, investment and management.
Supported by a team of over 80+ multi-disciplined staff, we have the ambition, skills and experience to deliver on our mission to create great places to be. Perhaps more importantly, we also have an unwavering commitment to changing the face of property development.
Nic is a firm believer that residential development can be done differently. He provides leadership to the business, sets our corporate strategy and keeps us all in check. Having previously been a long-standing director of Berkeley Group he brings a wealth of experience and commercial insight into residential development across London. He is committed to creating a better long-term experience for residents and wants to see us remaining an integral part of our developments for years to come.
Andrew works with the team to strategically grow our business to the next level, including working with landowners to create mutual value. In his previous role at Willmott Dixon he had overall responsibility for defining and implementing a strategy to create a residential development business to be proud of. He is driven by making a difference to people’s lives, from our development team through to those living in the new communities that we create.
Andy looks after the money and IT. He manages external relationships with our funders and professional advisors and works with the management team, board and shareholders to oversee financial performance. Previous experience includes homebuilding with Wilson Bowden and David Wilson Homes, alongside delivering major regeneration projects for St Modwen. Having been part of two very successful businesses he is enjoying the challenge of being part of a team building the Be business into one of the most successful residential developers in London and the South East.
Matthew leads the relationships with our institutional investment partners and oversees the long-term stewardship of the communities that we create. Previously he launched Be:here as one of the UK’s first specialist developer/operators of private rented apartments, having identified the potential for large-scale pension fund investment in the residential sector. He’s motivated by disrupting the established residential development market and creating the first major institutionally-backed residential portfolio in London.
Brian leads one of our development teams and focusses on delivering the best customer experience possible; from the first interaction, through the buying process, after-sales response, and above all making sure we deliver every finished home to a high standard. His extensive residential development experience ranges from a small family business to a leading national housebuilder. He enjoys working with great people in successfully delivering exciting, creative projects that offer the lifestyle that our customers are looking for.
Vinny leads a development team and likes to have a plan that he knows intimately, focussing on adding value and driving out waste. He was a key part of the Be:here team that delivered some of the first Built to Rent deals with an institutional Investor in London, a challenging but rewarding experience. He’s motivated by managing a happy and proud team and being able to make a real difference to the business.
Matthew leads his development team with the ethos that successful projects are produced by intelligent, creative and diligent teams that work well together and are inspired to produce something they are proud of, regardless of what function they have in the process. He was inspired by being shown around Frank Gehry’s house by the man himself, whilst he explained the inspiration for the interior design of a building he was designing for the business that Matthew worked for at the time.
Our founding and now sister company, Willmott Dixon, have built a reputation over the last 160 years as a sustainable contractor which delivers quality buildings across a wide variety of different uses from schools, public buildings, offices and houses. Ensuring that the homes and communities we create are truly sustainable is an important part of our business and something we believe is the right thing to do.
Obviously the way we design and construct our developments is at the heart of this environmentally speaking. Building effectively today means nothing if in the longer term the design doesn’t deliver.
As such, equally important is the quality of what we create, be it homes, amenities, landscaping or communal spaces. Our aim is to make new communities that stand the test of time in every way.