At the height of his career in property development, Chairman Dave Webster was the largest private landlord in the UK. Now, with over thirty years of experience in the industry, 79th Luxury Living is a leading figure in asset management, specialising in luxury property investment on an international scale.
Working with high-net-worth individuals, the company has built an enviable portfolio of residential and commercial developments in highly lucrative areas. Working alongside a panel of private and institutional lenders to develop ‘white label’ property investment products exclusively for UK professional football players and investors alike.
A family-run business, 79th Luxury Living is now part of the 79th Group, one of the world’s fastest-growing asset management companies. Led by Dave and sons, Jake and Curtis, strong family values of loyalty, honesty, and reliability are respected by their clients that hail from all four corners of the globe.
With a carefully curated team that comprises some of the brightest minds in their field, including a Director knighted by The Queen, 79th Luxury Living is committed to providing the highest standards of service to its clients. From enhanced compliance to strict operational protocols and processes, risks are mitigated at every possible point to protect both the business and its clients.
What We Do
1. Our Process
Following thorough research, we identify highly lucrative sections of land to deliver luxury residential and commercial schemes, based on growth and demand.
2. Strategic Acquisition
We purchase development opportunities in areas of high demand to build bespoke luxury properties, ensuring we obtain the best possible value for our investment
3. Sell or Retain
We will either sell the properties to high-net-worth clients such as professional football players or retain the properties for their high-income potential.
Meet the Team
Our management team have an enviable track record in property development, property sales, finance and raising funds from across the globe. Our business thrives on our established and new relationships.
David has over 25 years’ experience in the property sector, both developing and as a landlord. David started with one property and developed both significant personal and corporate portfolios with developments in excess of £500 million of both residential and commercial property. At the height of ownership, David was one of the largest private landlords in the country. Following retirement from the property sector, David partnered with SNR Dentons and subsequently the Gunvor Group as a commodity advisor in the precious metals industry.
Jake has over 10 years experience in the property sector, consisting of portfolio management, deal structuring & private finance. Jake has more recently been involved in the mining sector, working with central banks and global commodity houses to establish and arrange finance for mining projects and commodity supply chains. Jake also has significant experience in the grading of rough diamonds, setup of diamond purchasing offices, and currently acts in an advisory capacity for an american listed mining company. On a personal level, Jake is a fully qualified Pilot holding an EASA license, as well as a martial arts instructor.
Following his completion of further education in the UK, Curtis followed in the family footsteps of operating in the real estate & mining sectors. Over recent years, Curtis has gained significant experience in property acquisition and capital raising, alluvial gold mine setup, and general supply chain management for mining and trading of gold. Curtis is also the company’s in-house compliance officer, and performs duties in relation to the company’s governance, regulatory and legal obligations. On a personal basis, Curtis is a keen martial artist practicing Muay Thai & Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.
Joined the Civil Service in 1975 following a short career in retail management. An experienced tax professional who, having trained as a criminal and civil investigator, subsequently held a wide range of senior posts throughout his Civil Service career including managing operational delivery, strategy development and project/programme management. He has wide experience in a variety of roles tackling the largest and more complex fraud and avoidance risks by corporates, High Net WorthMore
Andy Cole CBE
Non Executive Director
Phil has 48 years’ experience as an accountant, being a Fellow of the Institute of Financial Accountants, a Fellow of the Certified Public Accountants and a member of the Faculty of Taxation and Advisors and has an accountancy practice in Southport. Phil has had a long standing relationship with the directors and personally has experience of being a landlord and developing property on a national basis.
FFA FCPA FFTA Board Advisor
Simon is a strategic numbers man; with corporate, strategic and property investment experience, he brings a wealth of international experience to the team. He has a knowledge of commercial and regulatory issues, in addition to sound financial knowledge. He has been an advisor to several companies and has successfully implemented and achieved long and short term financial objectives. He is adept at analysing market conditions and developing new business opportunities, coordinating teams of professionals, including accountants, lawyers and international local market experts.
Dr. Simon Donoghue BSC (Hons) & PhD
Head of Business Development
Natalie is working as Chief Operating Officer for the group. She brings much experience, creating, managing, and implementing General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) across the group, internal policy creation and implementation, Risk management and systems and controls auditing. She said: “The 79th Group has a proven track record for successfully managing investors returns. It is committed to compliance and meeting and often exceeding the statutory regulations in place.
Chief Operating Officer
With over thirteen years in the IT industry, Chris has led a steady career of growth in various sectors such as the NHS, Private Industry, Insurance and the Wealth & Investment space. He recently occupied the IT Service Delivery Manager’s post, overseeing the European IT Service operations for one of the world’s biggest Military Safety providers. As Head of IT for the 79th Group, Chris intends to reinvigorate the Information & Cyber Security, implement solid Service Delivery and reliably maintain the day to day IT operations for the group, helping to secure a strong performance on an exciting road ahead. Chris enjoys going to the local gym and spending time with family and friends in his spare time.
Head of Information Technology
Introducing Ashley as the 79th Group’s Executive Assistant, she brings six years of experience in a similar role, and her organisational skills will be invaluable to the team. Joining one family business from another, Ashley has clicked into our hard-working family mentality seamlessly, and we look forward to watching her develop into this vital role. Outside of work, Ashley enjoys spending time with her family and always has the next adventure planned for her young daughter.
Experienced in the commercial finance sector and the civil service department, Alex joins the team as an Investment Officer. Well versed in Anti Money Laundering checks, Alex has already begun streamlining the process while ensuring the checking procedure is more robust than ever. Outside of work, he enjoys spending time with friends and family in the great outdoors and is partial to a good game of Monopoly.
During the completion of his Degree in Software Engineering, Elliot also gained experience working at one of the industry-leading credit brokers, supporting their identity and fraud prevention services. The transition from a large corporate environment to the 79th Group has been a refreshing experience. He is looking forward to facing new challenges and growing his wealth of knowledge as the business grows.
Having much experience in Account Managing in her previous role, Lynsey is eager to get to know all of our investors and form strong rapports with them. Lynsey brings not just an accounts-based background to The 79th Group but also an English teaching one, having taught many students around the world English as a foreign language.
Investment Account Manager
After completing her degree in Business Communications in 2014, Ashleigh’s career in marketing has spanned several industries, including retail, media, property, and financial services. Now specialising in the digital realm, Ashleigh plans to catapult the Group into new and exciting territories, introducing the world to the 79th Group.
Over the past 8 years our Social Media Executive, Phil, has been involved with content creation and account growth across multiple social media platforms, notably Instagram, Twitter and TikTok. The largest page that he grew and eventually sold on to a global marketing company had over 3 million followers on Instagram.
Social Media Executive
Alicia is CIPD qualified and holds over 20 years of HR experience across a variety of sectors, including telecommunications, aerospace, residential care and manufacturing. Her main areas of responsibility within The 79th Group include staffing, setting policies, managing employee benefits, retention, training and payroll.
Human Resources Manager
Focused on client satisfaction and retention, Alexander has a wealth of experience in multiple markets that range from commercial and retail through to education, recruitment and financial. Being a strategist and a leader, Alexander helps to steer the company in the most profitable direction whilst also implementing its vision, mission and long-term goals.
Group Operations Manager