Our people make the difference

Cole Waterhouse is its people and the expertise they each bring to our work.

As a team, we share a wealth of invaluable experience and a common ambition to achieve successful outcomes in every facet of our activities. And it’s a group that’s easy to work with – we’re personable, approachable and always ready to go the extra mile.

Pictured: The team and partners getting to know the local area at Upper Trinity Street on a graffiti workshop

Damian Flood  

Rod Priestley  

Greg Ritchie  CFA
Executive Director

Brendan Flood  

Simon Gallanders  
Managing Director of Residential

David Nuttall  
Managing Director of Industrial & Logistics

Robert Titterton  
Development Manager

Emma Courtney  
Asset Manager

Stuart Landauer  
Finance Manager

Matthew Allen  
Management Accountant

George Smith  
Planning & Placemaking Manager

Conor Flood  
Development Manager

Amy Butler  
Commercial Manager

Chris Home  
Associate Development Manager

The Team

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Damian Flood, CEO

Damian Flood is a founding principal and CEO of Cole Waterhouse with a focus on deal origination and execution. Damian has spearheaded the growth of the company, working in partnership with several large institutions to deliver more than £1.3billion of property development over a 28-year career.

Under his leadership, the company has created two areas of specialism: Logistics and Residential. Cole Waterhouse has secured a number of major developments within each sector with planning permission for over 2,000 apartments across major cities and planning in place for the UK’s largest speculatively built warehouse at 735,000 sq ft.

Rod Priestley, COO

Rod is a founding principal and COO of Cole Waterhouse focused on deal execution with particular expertise in legal matters.

He practised as a Barrister-at-Law for fifteen years.

He earned a BSc [Hons] in Economics and Politics from Bristol University before studying at the College of Law and the Inns of Court School of Law, London for his Bar finals.

More recently, he completed an MSc in Construction Law and Dispute Resolution at King’s College, London.

Greg Ritchie  CFA, Executive Director

Greg is a founding principal and Executive Director of Cole Waterhouse focused on capital markets financing and transaction structuring.

He has over 30 years of real estate experience covering construction, financing, investing and restructuring.

Greg earned a BS in Engineering from Cornell University and an MBA from Columbia University where he was elected into the Beta Gamma Sigma Honours society.

He has joint US/UK citizenship.

Brendan Flood, Chairman

Brendan is a serial entrepreneur with investments in Private Equity, Technology, Education and Sport.

He began his career in finance with Barclays PLC and has 24 years of experience in retail property development. Brendan is also a member of the Worldwide Organisation of Entrepreneurs.

He is Chairman of the University Campus of Football Business (UCFB) with Campuses at Wembley Stadium – London, the Etihad Stadium – Manchester and the Turf Moor Stadium – Burnley.

Simon Gallanders, Managing Director of Residential

Simon is Managing Director of Residential at Cole Waterhouse and has over 16 years’ experience in the construction and property development industry, spanning a broad range of sectors. He has an excellent understanding of the complete development process and what’s required in order to ensure successful delivery. Simon has been responsible for the delivery of a wide array of residential schemes with a particular focus on design, modern construction techniques, sustainability and customer experience.

Simon graduated from the University of Salford with a First Class degree in Property Management & Investment.

David Nuttall, Managing Director of Industrial & Logistics

David joined the Cole Waterhouse team in August 2022 as Managing Director of Industrial & Logistics. His appointment finalised the re-structuring of the company in to two distinct sectors: logistics and residential.

The logistics team, led by David, is currently delivering more than 2 million sq. ft of accommodation with several international joint venture partners.

David is a chartered surveyor with over 17 years experience in the sector and he has managed the delivery of several complex and multi-phased development schemes.  Prior to Cole Waterhouse, David had roles including at Tritax Symmetry, St. Modwen and Knight Frank.

Robert Titterton, Development Manager

As part of the Cole Waterhouse Development Management team, Robert has responsibility for projects from site acquisition, through planning and construction, and finally exit.

He is a major component of our Industrial & Logistics team at Cole Waterhouse, dealing with, amongst other things, the redevelopment of the former Kellingley Colliery at Konect62. Robert also worked on the recently completed Novus Point Development, a 330,000 square foot warehouse development in Newcastle-Under-Lyme.

Robert has earned an Msc in Real Estate with First Class Honours, as well as a 2:1 Bsc in Economics with Honours from The University of Newcastle-Upon Tyne.

Emma Courtney, Asset Manager

Emma is an Asset Manager with responsibility for managing properties and sites across the company’s projects using asset management programmes, as well as implementing value add strategies and ESG initiatives, she has experience across multiple sectors predominantly on the client-side, specialising in asset management with a focus on delivering superior returns to investors on large scale portfolios.

Emma graduated from University of Salford with a First Class Degree in BSc Property and Real Estate, as well as gaining PG Certificate at University of Manchester in MSc Real Estate Development.

Stuart Landauer, Finance Manager

Stuart Landauer is Finance Manager, responsible for the accounts of Cole Waterhouse and its project companies.

Stuart has worked in accountancy for over 20 years having qualified with ACCA in 2003. Over the past 10 years, Stuart has worked primarily in property related businesses. Between 2012 and 2016, he worked in Perth, Australia for a property development company returning to Manchester in March 2016

Matthew Allen, Management Accountant

Matt is a Management Accountant, responsible for preparing management accounts for Cole Waterhouse and its project companies.

Matt has worked in accountancy for 9 years and qualified with CIMA in 2018. Matt joined the business in 2016 and is an essential member of our finance team, often preparing reports and analysis on current and future sales for Cole Waterhouse projects.

George Smith, Planning & Placemaking Manager

George is a Chartered Town Planner and has led the planning and placemaking at Cole Waterhouse since joining in 2019. Since his work has seen Cole Waterhouse secure planning approvals on developments throughout the UK with a GDV in excess of £500million resulting in being shortlisted for Young Property Professional of the Year in 2022.

He has a range of experience within the private sector advising on large-scale, mixed-use city centre projects in Manchester, Birmingham, London and other major cities.

George graduated from Liverpool University with a First Class Degree in BA Geography and Management before going on to complete an MA in Town Planning at Manchester University.


Conor Flood, Development Manager

Conor is part of the team responsible for management and delivery of Cole Waterhouse residential projects. He carries out initial feasibility work for development opportunities and assists schemes through the planning and development process. Finally, he is actively involved in devising and working on exit strategies.

He has a particular interest in studying and understanding the everchanging needs of an urban market and how this process can be facilitated.

Conor graduated from the University of Sheffield where he earned a 2:1 Bsc in Economics and Finance.

Amy Butler, Commercial Manager

Amy is a Commercial Manager who oversees the construction and delivery of the company’s projects across the industrial, logistics and residential sectors.

Amy has worked a significant number of schemes in both the public and private sector from inception to completion. She has experience in new build, refurbishment, remodelling and fit out projects across several sectors and works hard to ensure projects are delivered successfully on time and in budget.

Amy graduated from the University of Salford with a First-Class degree in Quantity Surveying and is a Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. 

Chris Home, Associate Development Manager

Chris has joined as an intern from the Institute of Scientific Economics & Management in France, where he is finishing a Masters in General Management & Strategy Consulting.

During his internship he has been involved in both residential and logistics projects contributing to feasibility, design, mobilisation and delivery.

Following the completion of the internship Chris will become a full time member of the residential team.

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Cole Waterhouse values talent highly. If you’re ready to go further, to learn and do more,  come and make your mark with us.