+£7bn

of transactions
completed through a
variety of structures

6.0m sq ft

of accommodation
managed throughout
Central London

2.8m sq ft

of occupational
deals completed

2.5m sq ft

of mixed-use
development and
refurbishment

The Team

Ker Gilchrist
Managing Director

Investment and Fund Management

Ker joined the WELPUT team in 2014 having previously led Knight Frank’s West End Investment and Development team.

Ker is WELPUT’s fund manager and has overall responsibility for the business strategy, sourcing investment opportunities and investor relations.

He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh. Ker serves as a Board Member of the Westminster Property Association, is a Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and a member of the Investment Property Forum.

Alexander Morris
Development Director

Development

Alexander joined the team in 2019 in order to lead WELPUT’s development initiatives. Prior to joining Alexander was UK Head of Design & Construction at Tishman Speyer.

Alexander has overall responsibility for WELPUT’s development projects with a key focus on driving ESG ambitions.

Alexander holds a Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors Assessment of Professional Competence and is a member of the British Council for Offices. He also has an honours degree in Quantity Surveying from the University of the West of England.

Jane Gravestock
Principal

Fund and Asset Management

Jane joined the team in 2014, having been associated with WELPUT since 2002. She previously worked at Schroder Property where she was Head of Property Fund Management UK Specialist Funds and Head of London.

Jane is responsible for the business strategy and strategic asset management initiatives, as well portfolio structuring and financing.

Jane is a Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and has a degree in Urban Land Administration.

Tim Leppard
Principal

Asset Management

Tim joined the team in 2013 but has advised WELPUT since 2004. Prior to joining Tim was Head of London Business Space Management at Savills.

Tim is responsible for maintaining tenant relations as well as overseeing the day to day property management of the portfolio.

Tim is a Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and has an honours degree in Estate Management.

Merrik Baggallay
Principal

Development, Investment and Asset Management

Merrik joined the team in 2015 having previously been a Senior Development Manager at Quintain.

Merrik is responsible for sourcing new investments as well as driving development and refurbishment initiatives. Current projects include Regent’s Wharf, Twenty St. James’s Street, 105 Victoria Street and Bury House.

Merrik has a Masters degree in International Business from the University of Edinburgh.

Phil Haddleton
Principal

Development, Investment and Asset Management

Phil joined the team in 2015 from Cushman & Wakefield where he worked in the Central London Development team.

Phil is responsible for sourcing new investments as well as driving development and refurbishment initiatives. Current projects include 101 New Cavendish Street and 7 Bishopsgate.

Phil is a Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and has a degree from the University of Cambridge.