We create urban destinations that inspire.

We are a fully-integrated real estate investment / development studio based in Soho, London. Backed by Brookfield Asset Management, we acquire, develop and / or reposition brownfield / greenfield sites, office reconversions and trading hotels into design-led destinations.  Our current trading portfolio spans the United Kingdom and the Netherlands with a development pipeline in Ireland, France and Germany totalling £670mil+ ($935mil).  

We believe that the modern traveller's needs are not being catered to.  Our mission is to deliver unique experiences that meet these needs - with no two properties alike.  Central to this mission is the discipline to deliver these experiences within a strict budget and programme and we hold our partners to the same standard.  By fusing an unorthodox approach to design with a disciplined development methodology, we aspire to reshape hospitality.

  Eric Jafari   Managing Director  Tel:  +44 (0) 7825 147846   Email:  Eric@sacopropertygroup.com

Eric Jafari

Managing Director

Tel: +44 (0) 7825 147846

Email: Eric@sacopropertygroup.com

Eric is SACO Property Group's Managing Director in addition to Locke's Creative Director. Eric also oversees SPG’s Pan-European / UK development pipeline. Prior to joining SACO, Eric was co-founder and Managing Director of Union Hanover Securities, Urban Villa and HOAX Hostels where he oversaw a £500mil development pipeline and the creation of each respective brand.

  Andrew Fowler   Acquisitions Director  Tel:  +44 (0) 7979 786798   Email:  Andrew@sacopropertygroup.com

Andrew Fowler

Acquisitions Director

Tel: +44 (0) 7979 786798

Email: Andrew@sacopropertygroup.com

Andrew overseas SACO’s European / UK acquisitions. Andrew was previously co-founder of Union Hanover  Securities and Urban Villa where he directed hotel operations and acquisitions. Andrew also  served as acquisitions director at StayCity, where he was responsible for growing StayCity’s footprint during its first 8 years of operations.

  Merzak Kaddour   Investment Director  Tel:  +44 (0) 7983 246201   Email:  M  erzak@sacopropertygroup.com

Merzak Kaddour

Investment Director

Tel: +44 (0) 7983 246201

Email: Merzak@sacopropertygroup.com

Merzak Kaddour oversees SPG's funding and investment initiatives. Prior to joining SPG, Merzak was a director at Union Hanover and served as the Director of Hotels & Leisure at Bank of Ireland and the Head of Hospitality and Leisure for  National Australia Bank (UK) overseeing a £1.4 billion hospitality loan book.

 
  Charles Cresser    Development Director  Tel:  +44 (0) 7979 786798   Email:  Charles@sacopropertygroup.com

Charles Cresser

Development Director

Tel: +44 (0) 7979 786798

Email: Charles@sacopropertygroup.com

As the group’s Development Director, Charles is responsible for overseeing the development  process from due diligence and acquisition to delivery. Charles’ previous positions include Director at Jones Lang LaSalle and Union Hanover Securities in addition to Project Manager at Mace and Currie & Brown.

  Tom Chalmers    Design Director   Tel:  +44 (0) 7741 873791   Email:  Tom@sacopropertygroup.com

Tom Chalmers

Design Director

Tel: +44 (0) 7741 873791

Email: Tom@sacopropertygroup.com

Tom is the Design Director at SPG and has over 15 years of experience in commercial hospitality design, planning, and construction. Tom is responsible for the oversight of the brand’s architectural and interior design initiatives and for the creation and revisions of the Brand Guidelines & Technical Specifications.Tom’s previous roles include Managing Director of Avroko UK and Director of Property Development for Standard International Management.

  Jacqui Seymour   Financial Controller   Tel:  +44 (0) 7880 366942   Email:  Jacqui@sacopropertygroup.com

Jacqui Seymour

Financial Controller

Tel: +44 (0) 7880 366942

Email: Jacqui@sacopropertygroup.com

Jacqui oversees the Financial Reporting, Project Reporting and assists with the implementation  of the group’s financing initiatives in addition to managing the equity requirements with Brookfield. Prior to  joining SACO, Jacqui was the Group Finance Director for Beyond Analysis with a role that covered both  the Financial and Commercial areas of the business. 

  Maddalena Padrin   General Counsel  Tel:  +44 (0) 7741 873792   Email:  Maddalena@sacopropertygroup.com

Maddalena Padrin

General Counsel

Tel: +44 (0) 7741 873792

Email: Maddalena@sacopropertygroup.com

Maddalena is the General Counsel for SPG. Maddalena is responsible for overseeing all SACO legal matters ranging from corporate structure to tax to property to finance to employment and leases. Maddalena joined us from Taylor Wessing where she worked for the past 17 years. 

 

  Phil Pamphilon   Development Manager  Tel:  +44 (0) 7557 020064   Email:  Phil@sacopropertygroup.com

Phil Pamphilon

Development Manager

Tel: +44 (0) 7557 020064

Email: Phil@sacopropertygroup.com

Phil is a Development Manager at SPG.  Phil is responsible for a range of SPG's UK development initiatives ranging from planning to project completion. Prior to joining SPG, Phil served as a Project Manager at Jones Lang Lasalle and Assistant Project Leader at Heathrow Terminal 5.

  Christopher Penabad   Development Manager  Email:  Christopher@sacopropertygroup.com

Christopher Penabad

Development Manager

Email: Christopher@sacopropertygroup.com

Chris is a Development Manager at SPG.  Chris is responsible for a range of SPG's UK development initiatives ranging from planning to project completion while supporting due diligence and acquisition activities. Prior to joining SPG, Chris served as Senior Project Manager at TowerEight

  Jaime Pedrosa   Development Manager  Tel:  +44 (0) 7833 461211   Email:  Jpedrosa@sacoapartments.com

Jaime Pedrosa

Development Manager

Tel: +44 (0) 7833 461211

Email: Jpedrosa@sacoapartments.com

Jaime is a Development Manager at SPG responsible for the successful delivery of new development schemes into the SPG portfolio. Prior to joining SPG, Jaime served as a Project Management Consultant at Rise, Procore and Renaclass.

  David Evans   Development Manager  Tel:  +44 (0) 7769 209207   Email:  David@sacopropertygroup.com

David Evans

Development Manager

Tel: +44 (0) 7769 209207

Email: David@sacopropertygroup.com

David joined SACO in 2018 as a Development Manager overseeing the Tower Bridge Road site. 

 

  Maxime Parpex   Acquisitions Executive  Email:  Maxime@sacopropertygroup.com

Maxime Parpex

Acquisitions Executive

Email: Maxime@sacopropertygroup.com

Maxime joined SPG in 2018 as Acquisition Executive and is responsible for Asset Acquisition and analysis across France, Portugal, Spain, Italy, Greece, Switzerland and Belgium. Maxime previously served as an Investment Sales Associate at JLL Hotels & Hospitality for 4 years, and as an Office Leasing Broker at JLL Paris for 3 years.

He is graduated from Paris II Panthéon Assas University with a Business Law degree and from Paris Dauphine University with a MSc in General Policy and Strategy of Organizations.

  James King   Analyst  Tel:  +44 (0) 7796 574600   Email:  James@sacopropertygroup.com

James joined SACO as an Analyst for the Development team in February 2016. He graduated from Oxford Brookes in 2014 with a degree in Economics, Finance and International  Business.

Following his degree he gained experience in M&A at Serco, Corporate Strategy at Time Inc. UK, Analytics at DragonGate, and most recently began studying for CIMA.

  Hannah Grover   Acquisitions Associate  Tel:  +44 (0) 7741 632437   Email:  Hannah@sacopropertygroup.com

Hannah Grover

Acquisitions Associate

Tel: +44 (0) 7741 632437

Email: Hannah@sacopropertygroup.com

Hannah joined SACO from Knight Frank in 2017 and was promoted to Acquisitions Associate in January 2018. She is responsible for Business Development and Asset Acquisition across Europe and the United Kingdom.

Before her career in property Hannah was a successful Musical Theatre actress in London’s West End, performing much sought-after roles such as Eva Peron in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s ‘Evita’. 

  Deep Dey   Senior Finance Manager  Tel: +44 (0) 203 3277095  Email:  Deep@sacopropertygroup.com

Deep Dey

Senior Finance Manager

Tel: +44 (0) 203 3277095

Email: Deep@sacopropertygroup.com

Deep is responsible for the all round financial management of SPG's active developments while being the conduit between both financial and non-financial stakeholder's requirements. Prior to joining SPG, Deep relocated from Australia where he worked in multiple finance roles for Brookfield and as a Commercial Business Partner for Dexus Property Group across a range of property asset classes. 

  Megan Roe   Executive Assistant  Tel:  +44 (0) 7880 367559   Email:  Megan@sacopropertygroup.com

Megan Roe

Executive Assistant

Tel: +44 (0) 7880 367559

Email: Megan@sacopropertygroup.com

Megan joined SPG in 2017 as Executive Assistant to Eric Jafari. Having gained administrative skills working in financial services as an Investment Assistant, Megan oversees the team's travel arrangements and diary management as well as organizing team and networking events.

  Asanga Sirisena   Finance Manager  Tel:  +44 (0) 203 3277095   Email:  Asanga@sacopropertygroup.com

Asanga Sirisena

Finance Manager

Tel: +44 (0) 203 3277095

Email: Asanga@sacopropertygroup.com

Asanga is an accomplished accounting professional, with extensive experience in financial and management accounting. Skills have been gained working in retail, financial services, telecom and manufacturing industries.

  Robert Sporne   Investment Analyst  Tel:  +44 (0) 7880 367142   Email:  Robert@sacopropertygroup.com

Robert Sporne

Investment Analyst

Tel: +44 (0) 7880 367142

Email: Robert@sacopropertygroup.com

Robert joined SPG in 2014 as an Investment Analyst. Robert’s responsibilities include underwriting prospective acquisitions and supporting the Investment Director in SPG’s funding and investment initiatives.

Robert has passed CFA Level III and graduated from Bristol University with an Economics degree in 2014.

  Marie-Julie Gheysens   Investment Analyst  Tel: +44 (0) 7584 097366  Email:  Mariejulie@sacopropertygroup.com

Marie-Julie Gheysens

Investment Analyst

Tel: +44 (0) 7584 097366

Email: Mariejulie@sacopropertygroup.com

Marie-Julie joined SPG as an Investment Analyst in 2018 supporting the Investment Director. She graduated from Cass Business School in 2017 with a MsC in Real Estate Investment and a degree in Economics & Finance at European Business School with exchanges in Paris & Madrid.

Following her degree, she gained experience in Capital Markets and Capital Advisory in CBRE London, New York & Brussels, and JLL in London.