At 79th luxury living, our team have vast experience in the UK property market. The individuals that make up our company have delivered thousands of residential and commercial units in the past twenty five years, worked alongside a panel of private and institutional lenders, and have developed ‘white label’ property investment products exclusively for UK professional football players and investors alike.
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
The Brand & Strategy Consultant for the Group, Sonali studied with the Chartered Institute of Bankers and attained membership in 1998, before gaining Financial Planning Certificates 1, 2, & 3, and Diplomas in Digital Marketing & Social Media. Sonali spent ten years with Bank of Scotland in a variety of marketing and communications roles before moving to DLF for 6 years to market luxury projects in Delhi, Goa, and Kasauli. With over 20 years experience, she was welcomed on board to 79th Group in 2020 to develop brand and marketing strategies that have been crucial to our successful growth.More
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.More
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
Sarah qualified as a Solicitor in 2012 specialising in insurance and litigation. She later progressed to a Solicitor Advocate in 2017, carrying out a range of court hearings at various County Courts on a daily basis. She grew up working in her family business in Liverpool in the transport sector which provided her with a strong business acumen from an early age. Sarah has also run her own businesses in Liverpool and Manchester in the retail sector. Her entrepreneurial and legal career has provided her with unique skills being both commercially aware and focused on the client. Outside of work, she practices meditation and yoga regularly.
Head of Legal