River Thames, London

ABOUT US

 

HomeNow is a social impact fund with the goal of helping aspirational homeowners access the UK property ladder, whilst also providing competitive returns to investors.

The Team

Founded by seasoned and successful entrepreneurs with significant experience in property, investments, finance and Fintech. Advisory Board with representatives from the House of Lords, House of Commons, Housing Associations and entrepreneurial businesses.

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Chairman of the Board

George Burnett

Co-Founder of Ashtead Group PLC serving as MD from May 1984 to Feb 2000 (current market cap £15bn).

Chief Executive Officer from Feb 2000 to Dec 2006.

Former Chairman of the Board. of Henderson Opportunities Trust plc (formerly Henderson Strata Investments PLC).

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Non-Exec and Head of

Investment Committee

William Peppitt

Director of Savills (UK) Ltd heading up their residential business across the South East.

Chartered Surveyor since 1989. Previously Partner at Hobbs Parker, a respected Kent-based multi disciplined property company.

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Co-Founder

Jonathan Potter

Co-Founder, CurrencyFair; CFO and Head of Banking.

Founder, Law Debenture Asset Backed Solutions Ltd; structured finance and securitisation.

Senior positions at Bank of New York Mellon, Deutsche Bank and JP Morgan.

 
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Non-Exec

Gavin Stollar

Gavin has devised and delivered winning advice, campaigns and strategies for institutional, public and private clients throughout Europe and North America.

 

Gavin has advised on a wide range of projects, from infrastructure, retail, and minerals to residential and commercial schemes.

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Consultant

Matthew Pinnock

25+ years experience in securities and finance industry with global management responsibilities at JPMorgan, Lehman Brothers, Nomura and BNP Paribas.

Extensive experience dealing with funds, managing risk and controls to ensure compliance with regulation.

 

ADVISORY BOARD

 
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Tim Farron MP

MP for Westmorland and Lonsdale

Former Leader of the Liberal Democrats

  • Extensive experience in the planning sector and was appointed Spokesperson for Housing and Planning and the Northern Powerhouse in August 2019.

  • Has helped to shape Liberal Democrat housing policy during his time as leader.

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Simone Tedeschi

Investment Professional

New End Associates

  • Alternative credit, real assets, and specialized private equity.

  • Core activities extend to private debt, private equity, real assets as well as venture capital.

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Lord Bob Kerslake

Former Head of the Home Civil Service

Former Permanent Secretary in the Department for Communities and Local Government

  • Headed up the London Housing Commission report titled ‘Building a new deal for London’.

  • Chair of the 2070 Commission.

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Anya Martin

Director, PricedOut

Research and Insight Manager, NCVO

  • Previously policy and quantitative research specialist in the housing association sector

  • Extensive experience on private rented sector issues including work on successful legislative reform campaigns

  • Advisory board member at London YIMBY and board observer at Nationwide Foundation

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George Kieffer

Chairman Estuary Housing Association

Chairman Haven Gateway Partnership

  • Significant experience in  development and housing association activity

  • Previously held senior positions in banking, aerospace and department for trade and industry.

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Gagan Mohindra MP

MP for South West Hertfordshire

  • Private Parliamentary Secretary to the Department for Transport

  • Former Parish, District and County Councillor over a 16 year period. Previous responsibilities including Finance and Property lead member, Economic Development (including Strategic Planning), Chairman of Planning Committee

OUR STRATEGY

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HomeNow provides its residents with the opportunity to choose a home from any property for sale in the UK. The resident has security of tenure and fixed rent for a period of 5 years. On the fifth anniversary, the resident has the right to buy the property and receive one third of any house price increase after costs. This provides the resident with a real sense of ownership whilst they are renting.


The sense of ownership felt by residents results in reduced maintenance costs and void periods, enabling HomeNow to provide competitive returns to investors despite sharing one third of the capital increase.
 
Investment is made into a five year closed ended fund, which purchases the properties, rents them and generates annual dividends from the rental income.

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