Finance for property development and investment

Using our own committed capital resources, we work with developers, investors and intermediaries to enable projects that deliver returns.

If you require funding for development or investment opportunities, please contact us with outline project details.

 

Funding

property funding solutions

 

FINANCE

Stretched Senior funding

Mezzanine funding

Bridging funding

Equity/Joint Venture funding

 

SECTORS

Residential property development

Single or multiple unit schemes houses / apartments

New or part built schemes considered

Viable projects in other sectors will be considered

 

GEOGRAPHY

London, home counties and south east

Viable projects in other areas will be considered

 

REQUIRED METRICS

£500k minimum funding per project

No min / max development size

Bespoke Joint Venture funding available for viable projects

 

About us

Qualified and experienced
finance and property professionals

 

PRINCIPAL FUNDING

Contour Capital is a principal funder using its own committed financial resources. As our partner, you are in direct contact with the funder, allowing quick decision making and transaction execution.

 

EXPERIENCE

With extensive development, investment, valuation and banking experience we are able to understand your business and your aspirations for your projects.

 

RELATIONSHIPS

We seek to form long term partnerships with clients across multiple projects.

 

FLEXIBILITY

We will consider every project in detail, providing dynamic solutions free from the constraints of a fixed credit policy.

 

RESPONSIVE

We aim to provide a response to any opportunity in 24hrs, with the ability to complete transactions within short timescales.

 

Team

GORDON MACKIE

GORDON MACKIE

FCIBS

Director

 
PAUL O’KANE

PAUL O’KANE

BSc (Hons) MSc ACA

Associate Director

 
Chloe Labarre

CHLOE LABARRE

MiM (Hons)

Associate

 
ANDREW JOHNSON

ANDREW JOHNSON

BSc (Hons)

Chairman

 
JAMES DEANE

JAMES DEANE

MA (Hons) FCA (ICAEW)

Finance Director

 
PETER LEE

PETER LEE

LLB (Hons)

General Counsel

 
J SCOTT HARVEY

J SCOTT HARVEY

MSc MRICS

Investment board member

 
EDDIE COOK

EDDIE COOK

BSc FRICS

Investment board member

AASHNA SHROFF

AASHNA SHROFF

BA (Hons) ACA.

Senior financial analyst

JEAN-MICHEL AHITE

JEAN-MICHEL AHITE

LLB (Hons)

Finance manager

MAUDE GREENAWAY

MAUDE GREENAWAY

MAAT

Finance Manager

KATY EVERS

KATY EVERS

 

Office manager & PA

JANET RICHARDS

JANET RICHARDS

 

Assistant finance manager

 

Gordon Mackie

GORDON MACKIE

FCIBS

Director

Gordon Mackie joined the Contour team in February 2015 as a Director, to support the day to day management of the company and its investments, as Contour continues to evolve and expand.

Gordon is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Bankers in Scotland and is a highly experienced corporate banker and real estate lender with a proven track record of marketing, business development and relationship management of developers, investors and other lenders, particularly in London and the South East of England.

Having been in banking all of his working life, initially with two smaller Scottish banks, Gordon has in-depth experience of dealing with large and complex portfolios of both medium and large, private and public borrower entities, involved in residential and commercial property, across the development and investment sectors.

In recent years, Gordon was a Relationship Director with Lloyds Banking Group in a variety of Real Estate lending teams and is well equipped to work with and further grow Contour's portfolio of chosen partners.

Paul O'Kane

PAUL O'KANE

BSc (Hons) MSc ACA

Associate Director

Paul O’Kane joined Contour Capital in July 2015 as an Associate Director, to assist in managing the company’s investments and relationships, as well as growing the business.

Paul has BSc Mathematics with Engineering and MSc Finance degrees, as well as being a member of Chartered Accountants Ireland. He qualified as a chartered accountant (ACA) whilst working for KPMG Corporate Finance, primarily focusing on business / investment appraisals and funding proposals.

He later moved into banking, initially lending to real estate clients (investment & development loans) across both the residential and commercial sectors. More recently he has worked for Lloyds Banking Group, spending time in the Real Estate restructuring team, followed by a spell of lending in the Leveraged Finance space.

In his career to date, Paul has worked with a diverse range of clients (individuals, private and public companies) developing strong relationships and often dealing with large complex situations. With his experience he has the key attributes to help meet the needs of Contour’s Investment Partners.

Chloe Labarre

CHLOE LABARRE

MiM (Hons)

Associate

Chloé joined Contour Capital in March 2016 to assist with the execution and day-to-day management of investments, as the company continues to grow.

Prior to joining the team, Chloé worked at Accola Capital as an Analyst in the corporate finance team and was involved in M & A, Commercial Real Estate and Securitisations. Prior to this, Chloé worked at Raymond James Euro Equities (in Paris) where her role involved writing equity research reports (company and industry level), financial projections, and the daily monitoring of market events. Chloé commenced her working life with EY as a junior auditor in Paris in August 2012.

Chloé has a Masters in Management (specialising in Finance) from Neoma Business School, is a native French speaker, fluent in English and advanced in Spanish.

With the strong analytical skills she has gained, Chloé is well equipped to help manage the demands of Contour’s Partners.

Andrew Johnson

ANDREW JOHNSON

BSc (Hons)

Chairman

 

Andrew Johnson is a co-founder of Contour Capital and Chairman of the board.

With more than 25 years’ experience in the property market Andrew Johnson is a hands on Chairman.

Having a construction and agency background in which he established companies in both of these sectors Andrew then formed another company in 1996 to concentrate on industrial development.

The Contour business was then established in 2012 with Andrew being one of the co-founders and he remains closely involved in the ongoing growth and development of the Contour business.

James Deane

JAMES DEANE

MA (Hons) FCA (ICAEW)

Finance Director

 

James is Finance Director and Company Secretary of Contour Capital.

James qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1996 with Price Waterhouse, before specialising in Real Estate and Public Company advisory within the Corporate Finance division of PricewaterhouseCoopers. This included two years on secondment to The Panel on Takeovers and Mergers.

James went on to spend five years with Quintain Estates & Development as their Corporate Finance and Investment Analyst, responsible for the investment appraisal and analysis for both the development and fund management divisions.

When Contour was established at the beginning of 2012, James came on board as FD, Company Secretary and Member of the Investment Board. He is also Finance Director of another substantial private company in the industrial property space.

J Scott Harvey

J SCOTT HARVEY

MSc MRICS

Investment Board Member

 

Scott Harvey is a co-founder of Contour Capital and is responsible for advising the company on its investments and strategy.

Scott has a Master’s Degree in Property Finance and is a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. Scott trained as a valuation surveyor at Cushman & Wakefield Healey & Baker and was a member of their Capital Markets Group providing real estate investment and development advice to clients. Scott was previously Relationship Manager at Lloyds Banking Group where he managed a portfolio of clients and their associated debt secured across a diverse range of real estate asset classes.

With a strong background in property and banking, Scott has the requisite skills to advise on Contour’s current lending portfolio and the structuring of new investment proposals.

Scott is a Freeman of the City of London and a Liveryman with the Worshipful Company of Chartered Surveyors; one of the City of London’s Livery Companies. He is also a member of the Association of Property Lenders and has an extensive network of contacts within the property sector.

Peter Lee

Peter Lee

LLB (Hons)

General Counsel

 

Peter Lee. Qualified as a Solicitor in 1989, Peter spent ten years in private practice with a prominent City law firm.

Peter specialises in commercial litigation and intellectual property.

Peter subsequently moved into the world of commerce before setting up and running a Family Office and Charitable Foundation. He remains a practising lawyer and, as a Trustee, he has significant experience in the creation of private Trusts together with their operation and management. Through his wider investment responsibilities, Peter has been involved in commercial property investment for over ten years.

Whilst continuing his Family Office and charitable duties, Peter joined Contour in 2012 as General Counsel and in-house legal adviser bringing to the team a wealth of experience and providing a valuable service not often seen within a private property company.

Eddie Cook

EDDIE COOK

BSc FRICS

Investment Board Member

 

Qualified in 1986 as a chartered surveyor Eddie was elected as a Fellow of The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors in 1997.

Eddie has over 35 years’ experience in the property sector and prior to taking up his position as an Investment Board member with Contour in 2012, he worked at Liverpool Victoria Friendly Society from 1978 where he was Senior Portfolio Manager responsible for the commercial property investment portfolios of the company’s UK Life Fund and Staff Pension Fund. He is also the current Managing Director of a substantial private property company operating in the industrial sector.

As an Investment Board Member, Eddie brings a wealth of valuable property experience and assists with development of the ongoing growth strategy of the Contour business.

Having graduated in 1985, Eddie became a Chartered Surveyor in 1986 and was elected Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors in 1997. He became a Liveryman in 2013 with the Worshipful Company of Chartered Surveyors; one of the City of London’s Livery Companies and is also a member of Investment Property Forum.

Aashna Shroff

AASHNA SHROFF

BA (Hons) ACA

Senior Financial Analyst

 

Aashna joined Contour Capital in September 2014 to assist with the company’s continued growth plans.

Her role encompasses a wide remit including supporting the Finance Director and Board on strategic financial decisions.

Prior to joining Contour Capital, Aashna worked at KPMG for 6 years during which time she qualified as a Chartered Accountant. During her time at KPMG Aashna audited property and construction companies ranging from boutique property funds to listed multinational construction firms.

In addition to her audit experience Aashna has worked on transaction services and risk management consultancy across several industry sectors, including numerous financial services institutions.

Jean-Michel Ahite

JEAN-MICHEL AHITE

BLLB (Hons)

Finance Manager

 

Jean-Michel is responsible for the management and financial reporting of Contour Capital and group companies.

Prior to joining Contour Capital, Jean-Michel spent a number of years in practice as an Auditor.

Maude Greenaway

MAUDE GREENAWAY

MAAT

Finance Manager

 

Maude is responsible for the day to day running of the Finance Office.

She is also responsible for preparing quarterly and annual accounts. Prior to joining the team, Maude spent a number of years in banking.

Katy Evers

Katy Evers

 

Office Manager and PA

 

Katy Evers is the office manager and personal assistant to the Directors.

Katy provides administrative support.

Janet Richards

Janet Richards

 

Assistant Finance Manager

 

Janet looks after the day to day financial activities of Contour Capital.

Janet has many years of experience in accounting within the Construction and house building  industry.

Contact

Contour Capital
35 Hay’s Mews
London
W1J 5PY

020 7657 1869
info@contour-capital.com

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