Matt, previously a Director with Currell Residential – which was acquired by Savills in December 2018 – has 14 years’ experience of working on developments in the capital.
Sq. One Real Estate Founding Partner, Jamie Gunning, said, “Matt has tremendous experience particularly in the North and East London new homes and land market. His expertise complements our existing strengths in West Central and South London. His broad knowledge and proven track record in both residential and commercial transactions is perfect for our mixed use business, and he will be given the freedom and autonomy to service our existing and future clients in exactly the way they request.
“His primary role with us will be to launch our new homes agency presence and also work with clients on bringing schemes forward to market. As a consultancy, our specialism is advising on the entire pipeline of projects from servicing land and providing development consultancy through to sales agency. On that basis, Matt is the perfect fit and we can’t wait to get started together.”
CLEAN SLATE APPROACH
Sq. One Real Estate, launched last year by Jamie Gunning, Guy Passey and Charlie Philip, is targeting opportunities created by mixed-use and residential development predominantly in London. The firm was set up as a development consultancy with a clean slate approach, one that aligns to clients, listens and advises, and remains at all times totally connected to this ever changing market.
The trio has four decades of experience through working with EA Shaw, CBRE and Kier Developments. They have advised on more than £4bn of development in London alone for clients including Legal & General, Shaftesbury, Aviva, Great Marlborough Estates, Capital & Counties, GFZ Holdings and Proma.
The business is an active joint venture partnership with the commercial property advisers, Farebrother, Tuckerman and Union Street Partners, which are respectively specialists in the Midtown, Victoria and South Bank markets – locations where mixed-use development has proliferated.
Matt Cobb, said, “My specialism is being involved in the entire new homes development and agency process so I was drawn to the scope of Sq. One’s strategy and also to the potential created by the business’s active JV partners.
“Having worked with Jamie, Guy and Charlie previously at CBRE, we’re very much on the same wavelength and already know the team dynamics work brilliantly. The buzz that the new business has created is tremendous.”