Mark has been involved in property and investment all of his working life, starting at 16 back in 1997. Mark established Landmark Investments in 2000 and LDS to provide Sales Guarantees for developers more recently in response to a clear gap in the market. Mark was awarded a UK Points of Light Award from the Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, for his work in encouraging companies to donate over £1,500,000 to charity in December 2020.
Ben began his career in property as an estate agent in 2001. He ran the acquisitions function within a number of investment property companies, before a chance meeting in 2007 with CEO Mark Hawthorn led to Ben joining the Landmark Group as Acquisitions Director.
Andrew joined Landmark Group as Finance Director at the start of 2017, with a remit to promote controlled and sustainable growth across the divisions in line with the Group strategy. Having spent 15 years in the housebuilding sector, Andrew has a wealth of experience in development and entities that have seen rapid expansion in both volume and profitability.
David has over 35 years of experience in the property industry, most recently as North West Chairman and International Director at JLL. He also retains a real estate related Senior Advisor role at Rothschild & Co.
Steve is an experienced director in growth, disruptive or unique businesses. Having worked with both John Caudwell (Phones 4u, Caudwell Group) and Noel Mckee (webuyanycar & BCA) he was a proven CFO with a track record of generating billions in stakeholder value. Steve also sits on the board of private equity backed fintech businesses as either NED or Chair.
After 6 years working in real estate finance, Abbie joined our acquisitions team in 2018. She has an in-depth understanding of the sector and takes a proactive role in every acquisition, keeping all parties updated throughout and steering the purchase process.
John Fletcher MRICS
Head of New Business
John is an MRICS Professional with over 15 years’ experience in Commercial, Residential, land and property. Prior to joining LDS he led and helped a multi-disciplined property agency grow into being a large regional business employing over 100 people. As Head of New Business for LDS, John originates and progresses new opportunities to exchange of contracts alongside lender and developer clients.
Alex has worked for more than 30 years in finance gaining experience in banking, fund management and insurance. Recently, he has specialised in insurance being the Chief Investment Officer for Hiscox and Partnership Assurance where he was responsible for multi-billion pound investment portfolios.
Mark has over 20 years’ experience in the development finance space and brings a wealth of experience having transacted over £1bn debt for a variety of lenders including Investec, Nationwide and Assetz Capital. He has experience working as a lender and broker in the development finance markets and is responsible for managing the burgeoning number of brokers and lenders utilising LDS Sales Guarantees.