Creating great places to be

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.

Andrew Telfer

As Chief Executive, Andrew leads 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.

Matthew Pullen

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 Brady

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 Bhanderi

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 Townend

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. 

Tradition, sustainability and quality

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.