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

Stuart Landauer  
Finance Manager

Robert Titterton  
Development Manager

Conor Flood  
Development Manager

George Smith  
Planning Manager

Matthew Allen  
Management Accountant

William Pepperell  
Marketing Assistant

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.

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 19 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

Robert Titterton, Development Manager

Robert has experience in all aspects of the development process. As part of the Cole Waterhouse team, he has responsibility for projects from site acquisition, through planning and construction, and finally exit.

He has worked on schemes in Birmingham, Sheffield, Liverpool and Manchester, all areas of focus for Cole Waterhouse.

Robert 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.

Conor Flood, Development Manager

Conor is part of the team responsible for management and delivery of Cole Waterhouse 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.

George Smith, Planning Manager

George is a Chartered Town Planner and leads planning at Cole Waterhouse.

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

George has a First Class Degree in BA Geography and Management from Liverpool University and an MA in Town Planning from Manchester University

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.

William Pepperell, Marketing Assistant

William is the youngest recruit to the Cole Waterhouse team. He is the primary liaison between third party PR and branding agencies.

William recently completed the Junior Content Producer Apprenticeship Programme with Juice Academy. He intends on progressing through the next stage of Higher Education through the pursuit of a BA qualification in Digital Marketing at Manchester Metropolitan University.

William is passionate about photography, videography and design. He is always the spriteliest in the office!

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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.