We provide in-depth experience in the crucial disciplines of property development, law and finance respectively – a blend of expertise more commonly found in larger real estate companies. Having these capabilities enables us to efficiently originate deals, obtain appropriate financing and investment, secure complex planning consents and deliver projects to completion.
The Company has a proven ability to uncover under-recognised, off-market opportunities. This is one of the things we enjoy most; unlocking neglected potential to deliver useful returns and to bring vibrant new life to areas for communities to thrive in.
Cole Waterhouse consciously keeps its number of developments small, so these often significantly-sized projects gain the high levels of detail, attention and management they require and deserve.
CEO Damian Flood’s property experience and knowledge within the industry allows him to consistently source and deliver off market transactions. The crucial element is making sure that detailed due diligence is followed in assessing each opportunity, to ensure that the potential is truly there and the proposition is viable and remunerative. Damian’s attention to detail, retention of project information and project management abilities are recognised and appreciated by those he works with.
Barrister-at-law Rod Priestley has extensive legal expertise, particularly in deal execution and completion. As Cole Waterhouse’s COO, Rod endeavours to make projects progress smoothly and efficiently from inception to completion for all concerned and seeks to ensure that any issues are resolved quickly and fairly.
Executive Director Greg Ritchie’s background is in institutional finance. His cross border experience in capital markets financing and transaction structuring provides Cole Waterhouse with access to global financing alternatives. Greg helps instil our rigorous institutional approach that is valued by large investors, banks and funds.
Brendan Flood is our chairman, and a ‘serial entrepreneur’ with a great deal of experience in property development. His energy and commitment dovetail with our three core competencies, and few people are as connected or as able and passionate about making opportunity work for all.
The Cole Waterhouse team blends youth, experience and expertise, working inside an entrepreneurial culture that supports free-thinking creativity.
1 We believe in aligning interests
We financially commit to the projects we develop.
2 We try to partner with like-minded people
Experience has convinced us that true partnership is a function of having important values in common; ours include investment integrity, transparency and responsibility. In a word, we aim to be institutional.
This thorough approach has resulted in a strong track record and solid returns for investors and partners, as evidenced by a consistent record of success.
3 We don’t take others’ input for granted
Our own list of achievements is a result of our partners’ commitment and trust; without them we wouldn’t be where we are today.
4 We believe in clarity and credibility
Succinct, credible, straight-forward – it’s how we interact with all our partners.
5 We’re fair-minded people to deal with
It’s a point of principle for us. UK and international clients, funders, investors, landowners, LAs, suppliers and communities can all depend on Cole Waterhouse to maintain highly professional, fair and personable relationships without exception.
6 We always strive to de-risk our projects
Cole Waterhouse applies the extensive development, legal and financial expertise at our disposal to de-risk projects at the earliest opportunity.