Our People

We are a close knit and friendly team, each driven by a desire to consistently achieve the best possible results and ensure that our purpose to enrich and improve lives runs through all that we do.

 

Will Banks

Will Banks

MRICS

Director – Development

Will’s focus is equally on our development activity and pipeline, working as a key member of the team to develop high-quality and innovative property solutions that inspire those who live, work and interact with them. Will has development experience in the office...

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Werner Baumker

Werner Baumker

Ph.D, M.Phil, BSc (Hons)

Group Director – Property

Werner joined the Group in October 2018 as Group Director with overall responsibility to the Board for the Group’s property activities. He was previously COO at Co-Mission, a non-profit organisation supporting a network of church communities across London...

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Nicholas Bewes

Nicholas Bewes

BA (Hons)

CEO

Nicholas has overall responsibility to the Board and Shareholders for the management of the Howard Group of Companies, encompassing Howard Property Group and Howard Capital Partners...

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John Bullough

John Bullough

FRICS

Non Executive Director

Until his retirement in 2010, John was Chief Executive of Aldar Properties in Abu Dhabi, UAE. There he led a multinational team delivering a $30bn development programme including the 600 acre Yas Island project...

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Patrick Bushnell

Patrick Bushnell

BSc FRICS

Non Executive Chairman

Joined the Board in January 2009. Patrick has enjoyed a very distinguished career in the commercial property world and was most recently the European Director of Property Investment at Henderson Global Investors...

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Colin Brown

Colin Brown

MRICS

Director – Development

Colin’s focus is on our core development activity and project pipeline, working alongside colleagues to deliver commercially successful projects that have a positive long-term impact on places and the people within them...

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Stephanie Faulkner

Stephanie Faulkner

Property Services Manager

Stephanie is responsible for managing the day-to-day implementation of effective property management across the property portfolio, and reports to the Director - Property Services. Stephanie works closely with the the Group’s customers, tenants, managing agents, contractors and suppliers. Stephanie is passionate about customer service and experience.

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William Jewson

William Jewson

MRICS

Director – Development

William’s emphasis is on securing new development business and partnerships, in both existing and new markets and sectors. He has significant multi-sector experience, across a wide range of project types and partnership structures...

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Huw Jones

Huw Jones

FCA

Finance Director

Huw became Finance Director for the Howard Group in September 2014. Prior to joining the Company, Huw worked for JP Morgan in London where he established their Private Equity and Real Estate Fund service business in Europe...

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Robin Lea

Robin Lea

CFA Qualified

Financial Controller

Robin joined Howard Group in April 2016 to take on the role of finance controller. Reporting to the Finance Director, Robin’s duties include overseeing the day-to-day running of the accounts department and producing quarterly management accounts and Board packs...

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Karen Leahy

Karen Leahy

Executive Assistant

Karen joined in January 2020 and is responsible for providing executive support to the Chief Executive, Non-Executive Directors and Howard family. Previously Karen has worked in both the private sector and government organisations in Cambridgeshire.

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Simon Messervy

Simon Messervy

TD Bsc, MRICS

Director – Property Services

Simon is responsible for the day-to-day operational management of the Howard Group’s property portfolio, committed to providing exceptional customer experience and best in class property management. Simon joined in February 2006 after working for almost 20 years at Lambert Smith Hampton in Cambridge and Peterborough, where he held a number of senior management and surveying roles.

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Laura Mills

Laura Mills

Property Services Administrator

Laura closely supports the Property Services Manager and Director - Property Services in delivering effective property management across the portfolio. Laura actively supports the smooth running of the Property Services Team to provide a full range of service delivery, liaising with customers, tenants and suppliers on a daily basis. Laura joined Howard Group in April 2016, having previously worked in and managed an estate agency.

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Dominic Reilly

Dominic Reilly

(MA Cantab) FRICS

Non Executive Director

Dominic joined the Howard Board in January 2014. He was previously a Director of Corporate Finance at Jones Lang LaSalle, where he moved following the acquisition of King Sturge, where he was joint Managing Partner of King Sturge Finance...

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Magdalena Swierczynska

Magdalena Swierczynska

Accounts Assistant

Magda joined the Howard Group in May 2016 to take on the role of Accounts Assistant. Duties include reporting to the Finance Controller, looking after the purchase/sales ledger, daily banking and monthly cash reconciliations, plus other administrative duties within the department. Magda previously worked in London for Crate Brewery Ltd.

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Our Purpose

 

Our purpose is simple. Every day we strive ‘to improve and enrich lives through responsible investing in people, places and ideas’.  This means that everything we do, whether it be developing a forgotten place or backing a new and exciting life science entrepreneur, has positive societal impact at its core.

Our Values

As a family-owned business our values as a family - honesty, integrity, loyalty, stewardship, sacrificial service, dignity and respect have been the foundation from which we have built an enduring business, which creates, nurtures and values lasting relationships. These core values inform our six guiding principles and these principles set out how Howard Group and our people do business.

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Our Perspectives

Changing Spaces

We explore how occupiers are taking an efficient approach to procuring space with informality, amenity and collaboration top of the agenda.

Purposeful Stewardship

Nicholas Bewes explores the topic of what purposeful stewardship means: fostering success, significance and sustainability as a family-owned company.

Contact Us

Howard Group
93 Regent Street
Cambridge
CB2 1AW
01223 312 910

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