An experienced property finance professional, Andy leads the finance and payments functions for Socius.
Qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1998, Andy has undertaken a number of varied roles with major residential and commercial property developers. He has worked on accounting for joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions.
Barry has over 25 years development experience, working on some of the most notable projects in London and the South East. For nearly 20 years, Barry led the development and investment teams at First Base; securing and delivering nearly £1bn GDV of development. He was most recently the Chief Executive Officer and a Board Director.
He has played a pivotal role in a number of award winning developments including the ground breaking mixed use scheme in Haggerston; Adelaide Wharf, the transformation of an empty site in Stratford into East Village in the Olympic Park, the market leading Printworks development in Elephant and Castle and the partnership with Princes Trust to deliver Highbury Gardens in Islington.
Barry is passionate about transforming local economies; especially how employment, homes and culture can enliven places and contribute to long term economic growth. This passion has spurred him to ensure that Socius is focused on town centre regeneration projects in cities including London, Brighton, Bristol, Milton Keynes and Cambridge.
He says "We have a once in a generation opportunity to revitalise town and city centres as greener, more sustainable, and more people-oriented places. All of this can be achieved alongside major wider community investment that can benefit everyone".
Barry has been instrumental in consistently setting new industry benchmarks and has delivered value for the business and investors.
Cian joined Socius from Appear Here, where he was responsible for managing relationships across all major London estates, as well as with REITs, fund managers and public sector landlords.
Prior to this, Cian was an asset manager at LabTech, the owner of 20-acres of prime central London real estate, where he was involved in the strategic planning for the launch of a new £260m mixed-use development in Camden - Hawley Wharf, and a leasing and asset manager for Capital & Counties on their Covent Garden estate as well as a sales manager for their Lillie Square development in Fulham.
Cian leads on sales and lettings for workspace, homes, retail and leisure for Edward Street Quarter in Brighton and Soapworks in Bristol, MK Gateway in Milton Keynes and Devonshire Gardens in Cambridge.
Connie is a highly efficient administrator and works across the business offering comprehensive support to the Project & Finance team.
Connie also ensures a smooth running of our working environment, liaising with building management and resolving day-to-day issues. Connie also manages complex diaries and coordinates events for the team.
Daniel is a member of the Royal Institute of British Architects with 20 years of experience within the industry. He has worked across all stages of development and specialises in maximising the creation of value through his understanding of design, planning, engineering, financing and construction. Daniel is currently utilising these skills to lead the new business and acquisition strategy for Socius, in both new and existing locations.
Daniel is currently working across Socius’ portfolio of projects with a focus on championing the project vision and placemaking agenda. He also leads the company’s ‘People & Performance’ strategy.
Daniel has tutored architectural students at University of East London and has supported the RIBA in the development of their Client Services. He has also mentored emerging architectural practices to develop their business strategies.
As Project Director, Doug leads on the £150m Devonshire Gardens project in Cambridge which will deliver Grade A workspace, homes and a new public park, minutes from the station. The project will set new standards for environmental sustainability; with a significant increase in biodiversity and a design that is enabled for net zero carbon in operation.
Doug’s previous experience was at DTZ and London & Aberdeen Group, where he led and delivered major mixed use projects including the Landing in Maidenhead and Ryger House in St James’s, London.
Doug leads on sustainability and B-Corp accreditation.
Prior to joining Socius, Joel led a number of major developments consisting of commercial offices, industrial warehousing, hotels and estate regeneration schemes in London and the South-East.
As Senior Project Manager, Joel oversees the delivery of the £110m Edward Street Quarter development in Brighton which will deliver 168 apartments, 110,000sqft of offices, and 40,000sqft of retail, leisure and restaurants.
Joel is also supporting the MK Gateway team as they prepare to progress construction plans.
Prior to joining Socius, Liam worked for an MP in Manchester, followed by senior policy roles at Sheffield, Brighton and Camden Councils.
He leads on engagement and social value, ensuring that we reach communities and stakeholders in the towns and cities that we work and deliver on our commitment to bring long term positive impact.
Liam’s role covers the direction and monitoring of social value programmes, political and stakeholder engagement, public consultation and communications across all projects.
Prior to joining, Luke worked for JLL and has been involved in delivering commercial offices, industrial warehousing, hotels and estate regeneration schemes.
A Bristol resident, Luke is leading on the construction of the £175m redevelopment of Soapworks in Old Market which will deliver new homes, Grade A workspace, a food hall and public space. He is also leading on the planning application for St Christopher's, an extra care facility to deliver homes for older people.
Nicola is an experienced Housing Manager with a wide range of expertise across housing management and maintenance in local authorities, housing associations and the private sector. She is a member of the Chartered Institute of Housing.
She has a strong track record in delivering and improving services and works collaboratively with the projects team on the management and handover of mixed tenure schemes.
Olaide is a strategic thinker and problem-solver with a 15-year record of successful delivery in public and private sector organisations. With a degree in Sociology, Olaide is fascinated by how people engage with one another, with physical spaces and society in general; and this curiosity drives her to continually seek to learn.
Olaide leads on external relationships, establishing and nurturing partnerships with key local, business, investor and stakeholder contacts as well as growing the company’s pipeline in new and existing locations across the country.
An experienced public speaker, Olaide is regularly asked to speak and participate on a range of topics including arts and culture, broadening engagement and future trends.
Olaide thrives on variety, as such; she is currently delivering an arts and culture hub in Bristol to grow and support the local economy, working with partners to lobby for more academic infrastructure into Milton Keynes and supporting the Managing Director with the strategic direction of the business.
Peter is an engineer and developer working with government and industry, to improve environmental and working practices in construction. He was awarded a CBE for Services to Construction in 2007, is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering and the Royal Society of Arts, Honorary Fellow of the RIBA.
Co-founder of Stanhope and Lipton Rogers, Peter has been responsible for the cost effective design and delivery of many of London’s landmark projects, from 1 Finsbury Avenue and Broadgate in the 1980s to 22 Bishopsgate in the 2020s.
Peter was the Founder Chairman of the UK Green Building Council and member of various industry and Government bodies: The Strategic Forum, The 2012 Commitments Task Group, Constructing Excellence, The Code for Sustainable Buildings steering group and The Construction Act Review.
Peter is a mentor and adviser to Socius challenging design and construction on all projects.
For over 30 years, Phil has delivered some of the largest and most complex mixed use projects including Ebbsfleet, Chapelfield (Norwich) and TresAguas (Madrid). He has undertaken senior roles with Lend Lease, Mace and Taylor Woodrow and has led on all aspects from land assembly to site infrastructure, planning, design, project management and construction.
At First Base, Phil was responsible for leading the team who gained planning consent for Silvertown Quays, a 62 acre site in East London, with over 5m sqft of commercial buildings and 3,000 homes. He has been involved in major projects in London including Printworks, Highbury Gardens, Ashchurch Villas as well as major towns and cities including Brighton and Bristol.
As Non-Exec Director, Phil advises on development management and delivery.
Rupert is an established real estate and corporate finance professional with a wide range of leadership experience. He has a track record of creating, developing and leading businesses and joint ventures and repositioning existing businesses.
Rupert is the former CEO of Hermes Fund Managers and Hermes Real Estate, and a former President of the BPF. He is the former CEO of JLL Corporates Finance. In addition to the record-breaking funding of 22 Bishopsgate, Rupert's achievements include funding Liverpool One for Grosvenor and the 67 acre Kings Cross development, where Rupert was also a board member of Joint Venture Partner, Argent, plus funding MacArthur Glen's UK and European development and investment portfolio.
Rupert has also been involved in numerous corporate M&A transactions in the UK and Europe, including the sale of Laing Properties, J Sainsbury Developments and Railtrack Developments as well as the financial and business restructure of MEPC, where he was chairman.
Rupert is a mentor and adviser to Socius leading on the financial and investment strategy.
For two decades, Steve has been responsible for a number of high-profile schemes across London and the South-East, ranging from estate regeneration to large mixed-use town centre redevelopments.
All schemes have had a strong focus on placemaking, ensuring long-term success through seamless integration of development into an urban area. Steve’s particular focus is the impact of social value and how it should be fully considered in the development process.
Steve leads on the development of the £110m Edward Street Quarter Development in Brighton and the £190m scheme in Milton Keynes; both delivering in excess of 400,000 sq ft of workspace and over 400 new homes.
Victoria plays a key role within Socius; focusing on supporting the Managing Director and Board.
Victoria leads the corporate PR for Socius, ensuring brand consistency is maintained throughout all materials and is responsible for the website content.
She also manages the day-to-day HR within the company and works closely with the Socius Board to attract talent and retain staff.
Victoria is a member of the Socius Management Team, ensuring smooth day-to-day running of the business.