Investing in people, investing in property is at the heart of what we do. Read more about the people who bring Palmer Capital together.
Chairman & Founder
Ray has specialised in development and investment for 50 years. He became the Chief Executive of Lambert Smith Hampton in his early 20’s and remained in this position until 1992 when he established Palmer Capital. Ray is the chairman of all of the property companies in which Palmer Capital has a shareholding, and takes particular responsibility for Palmer Capital’s balance sheet investments. He is a Board Director and is a member of the Investment Committee.
Alex joined Palmer Capital in 2003, initially charged with creating the fund management business within Palmer Capital. He set up and managed the Palmer Capital Development Fund, and its successor vehicle. He was promoted to chief executive in 2008. Prior to Palmer Capital, Alex served as an officer in the British Army before starting his financial career with Credit Lyonnais Securities in 1997. He has an MBA from the London Business School and is a fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. He is a Board Director and is a member of the Investment Committee.
Director, Head of Income REIM
Rupert joined Palmer Capital in 2005 and takes particular responsibility for the core and core plus funds and segregated account relationships that operate within the company. Before joining Palmer Capital, Rupert qualified as a chartered surveyor at Gooch & Wagstaff Colliers CRE, focusing firstly on agency and then commercial investment. In 1996, he joined Henderson Global Investors where he initially co-managed two UK property funds on behalf of German institutional investors, prior to being appointed fund manager of the £250 million Henderson UK Property Fund. He became a Henderson director in 2003, before leaving in 2005. Rupert is a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. He is a Board Director and member of the Investment Committee.
Director, Head of Value Add REIM
Chris joined Palmer Capital in 2008 and is responsible for the value add funds. Chris focuses on higher return strategies involving planning, development and / or repositioning of assets. He therefore takes portfolio responsibility for the company’s value add and opportunistic funds, joint ventures and segregated accounts. Chris qualified as a chartered surveyor with CB Hillier Parker (now CBRE) before joining PruPIM in 2002. Chris was the lead acquisitions surveyor for the high profile M&G retail investor funds before joining LaSalle Investment Management as acquisitions director for the UK Ventures Fund in 2006. Chris is a member of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors. He is a Board Director and member of the Investment Committee.
Chief Operating Officer
Emma joined Palmer Capital in 2007 and was appointed General Counsel before broadening her role to run the operational side of the business. Emma’s remit includes oversight of governance, regulation, risk and data and she was responsible for the firm’s accreditation under AIFMD. Prior to Palmer Capital, Emma qualified as a lawyer at Frere Cholmeley Bischoff before specialising in real estate investment management at the niche Mayfair real estate practice, Forsters. In 2000, Emma left private practice to develop her corporate and commercial skills as UK legal counsel to Ascent Media. She is FCA authorised, a Board Director and a Corporate Governance Committee member of Association of Real Estate Funds (AREF).
Charles joined Palmer Capital in 2013 and is the Acquisitions Director who takes primary responsibility for inter-facing with the investment market as a whole. He is the principle contact for agents and others wanting to introduce opportunities to Palmer Capital and takes oversight of all the company’s acquisitions. Prior to Palmer Capital, Charles was in the Corporate Finance Real Estate team at Ernst & Young where he focused on capital raising, M&A and restructuring. Previously Charles was at BNP Paribas Real Estate where he focused on buying and leasing Central London assets. Charles has an MA from the University of Edinburgh and an MSc from Oxford Brookes. Charles is a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. Charles is a Board Director and member of the Investment Committee.
Steve joined Palmer Capital in 2006 from Henderson Global Investors (now TH Real Estate) after qualifying at DTZ Debenham Tie Leung (now Cushman & Wakefield). Steve oversees assets that are within the value add risk profile business plans, including land promotion, planning, development, refurbishment, lettings, tenant re-gears and acquisitions / sales. His skills include capital structuring, including raising debt. Steve is a holder of the IMC certificate and member of the IPF. Steve is a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.
Head of Finance
Graham joined Palmer Capital in 2014 as Group Finance Manager, and his primary role was to assist the Chief Financial Officer, with the specific responsibility of overseeing all financial aspects of the fund management side of the business. Graham was promoted to Head of Finance in May 2017. Before joining Palmer Capital, Graham trained as a Chartered Accountant with Simmons Gainsford LLP, a top 50 West End practice specialising in Real Estate, where he progressed to Audit Manager. Graham also has the ICAEW Chartered Accountant qualification (ACA).
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