+£7.5bn

of transactions
completed through a
variety of structures

6.6m sq ft

of accommodation
managed throughout
Central London

2.9m sq ft

of occupational
deals completed

3.3m sq ft

of mixed-use
development and
refurbishment

Information correct as of 30th June 2021

The Team

Ker Gilchrist

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

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

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

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

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.

Emma Foster

Development, Investment and Asset Management

Emma joined the team in 2021 having previously worked at Tishman Speyer within the Design and Construction team.

Emma’s focus is on driving Welput’s development and refurbishment initiatives. Current projects include the Farringdon Road Estate and 105 Victoria Street.

Emma is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Building and has a Bachelor’s degree in Architecture from the University of Liverpool.

Phil Haddleton

Development, Investment, Asset Management

Phil joined the team in 2015 from Cushman & Wakefield’s 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 St and 7 Bishopsgate.

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

Sam Green

Development, Investment and Asset Management

Sam joined the team in 2019 having been an Assistant Fund Manager at LaSalle Investment Management.

Sam’s key responsibility is the financial analysis of the existing portfolio and underwriting of new acquisitions. As well, he assists the team in all development and asset management initiatives.

Sam has a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Management from the University of Bristol and has passed CFA Level 1.

Andrew Bell

Fund Management

Andrew joined the team in 2019. Previously he worked at Schroders as the Senior Fund Accountant for Welput.

Andrew is responsible for Welput’s financial and investor reporting, liquidity management and compliance.

Andrew is a Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and has a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Newcastle.

Leila Querino

Team Management and Marketing

Leila joined the team in 2018 having previously worked at Tetragon as an Administrator.

Leila’s key responsibility is as PA to the team, but she also assists in collating marketing materials for refurbishment and development projects. Current projects include 101 New Cavendish Street, Regent’s Wharf and 78 St James’s Street.

Leila has a Bachelors in Fine Art from the University of Ulster.