Imaginative, sustainable property development
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Trevor Nicholson

Trevor Nicholson has been an independent property developer since 2011, with a high level of experience in a variety of resi-led schemes. His career has included work in major consulting, sales and advisory firms such as CBRE and Hamptons International, collaborating with some of Britain's leading developers, latterly as Director, Head of Placemaking.

His experience of urban and rural brownfield regeneration projects in London, Canterbury Urban Extension, Alconbury Airfield, Kent Thames Gateway and Ebbsfleet Station; links with the HCA and RDA’s have enabled Trevor to establish a valuable knowledge of regeneration and the master-planning and delivery of large-scale mixed-use communities.

Trevor has spoken publicly on Placemaking and helping developers identify how to optimise land value.

Making a place where people really want to live
— Trevor Nicholson

Trevor worked at Hamptons International as Director for Thames Gateway and Kent, providing residential development and investment advice to housebuilders and developers. In his time with Hamptons, Trevor managed a full range of development tasks, from the appraisal and acquisition of new sites, Master Planning and Placemaking to the sale of completed units.


Trevor was also a director at CB Richard Ellis, a world leader in property consultancy. As Head of Placemaking at CBRE, Trevor advised on the master-planning of major residential-led schemes over 5,000 units, acquisition, site disposal and new home sales. His long list of clients includes Land Securities, Lend Lease, Network Rail, Urban Splash, SEEDA, Urban + Civic, Grainger, and major PLC housebuilders.

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Miles Hayward

Finance Director, Investor and Shareholder

Miles has 30 years finance industry experience as well as strong and far-reaching relationships with institutions and liquidity providers. He embarked on his career in finance with Cobbald Roach working as a European equities trader before moving on to County Natwest.

He extended his trading experience by moving to Germany and trading on the Munich Stock Exchange floor for a number of years, moving to Frankfurt to work for GNI as a futures and options broker, before returning to London and subsequently joined Salomon Brothers on the derivatives desk.

He joined Mako Financial Markets to set up and run the fixed income trading business and was subsequently appointed head of the business.