Experience counts at HUB
The HUB team has decades of cumulative experience and an unrivaled track record in real estate entrepreneurship.
Edward has almost three decades’ experience in global financial markets. He spent twenty years in investment banking and seven more in fund management. Roles included Global Head of Research at Commerzbank Securities, Head of Japan Sales at Jefferies & Co. and Head of Listed Investment Companies at LGT Capital Partners.
As Chairman, Edward oversees HUB’s interaction with its investors and is responsible for human resources.
Chief Executive Officer
Robert’s entrepreneurship has been pivotal in the establishment of a series of investment and development companies within the SquarestoneHUB group. He has originated and delivered a wide range of projects in residential and commercial real estate in a career spanning over 25 years, working alongside friend and long-term business partner Tim Barlow for the past 15 years.
As Chief Executive Officer, Robert delivers to HUB extensive experience in the fields of business strategy, creative funding and new business generation.
Chief Operating Officer
Tim fulfils the Chief Operating Officer role for all of the SquarestoneHUB group of companies having started out in residential development before diversifying into the commercial sector. HUB sees him returning to his residential roots.
Tim has over 25 years’ experience in commercial and residential real estate, 15 of which have seen him working across a huge range of investment activities with friend and long-term business partner Robert Sloss. These include establishing ventures such as the F15 Partnership, Squarestone Central London LP and more.
Damien Sharkey is HUBs Managing Director. Damien is keenly involved in all aspects of the HUB business, leading the development process from acquisition and funding through design, consultation, planning, procurement, delivery through to completion. An architect by background, Damien remains passionate about design and ensures maximum value through thoughtful design, technical accuracy and efficient delivery for all of HUBs portfolio. Internally Damien has developed with the HUB business after joining as a Development Manager back in 2014. His agile thinking and proclivity for problem solving allow him to develop the HUB direction, structure deals and lead a fantastic team.
Group Finance Director
Marcio has worked in corporate finance for over 15 years. Working for multinationals in the real estate, industrial and service sectors, he has a wealth of experience in analysis, funding structuring, financial planning, reporting and compliance, and more.
Marcio holds a BA in Business Administration from the University of São Paulo, a BA in accounting from the Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo and a post-graduate degree in finance from the Getulio Vargas Foundation, São Paulo.
Finance & Business Development
Will has worked in real estate, corporate finance, and strategy consulting for 8 years. He has focussed on developing operational residential assets.
Previously he worked on premium rental apartments for AvalonBay in New York and senior assisted living communities for Thrive Senior Living in the UK. He is skilled at analysing markets for opportunities to build innovative, customer-focussed offerings, as well as performing financial due diligence, deal underwriting, and capital structuring.
Will holds a BA in Economics from the University of Virginia and an MBA in Real Estate from the Wharton School.
Senior Development Manager
Alex is a chartered Civil Engineer and member of the Association of Project Management. His design and project management background allows him to work closely with design teams and contractors to integrate efficient, people-friendly design into the heart of HUB developments.
Alex joined HUB in 2016 and has developed strong experience in all facets of the development cycle, from acquisitions and planning to design and consultation. Alex holds a first-class MEng degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Birmingham.
Head of Acquisitions
Chris heads up HUB’s acquisitions of privately-owned land for residentially led mixed-use development. This role also encompasses working with public sector organisations, leading on public procurement regeneration opportunities.
Chris has spent the last seven years specialising in acquiring brownfield sites, managing and delivering large complex mixed-use regeneration projects with a combined value of over £1bn. This has entailed managing various stakeholders, from the local community to parties invested in the deal.
Lorna is an ACA qualified chartered accountant with over 5 years’ experience managing finance teams.
She qualified after 3 years of working in audit with subsequent experience working as Finance Manager for a housing association and then at a firm of architects.
Prior to joining HUB, Lorna was Head of Finance at the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy managing a team of 11. Key responsibilities included ensuring that the finance team provided a high quality customer focused service and that key reporting requirements both internally and to statutory bodies were met.
Ben is a qualified architect and Chartered Member of the Royal institute of British Architects. His vision and breadth of project experience, acquired working at leading architectural practices in Central London, allows him to work directly with project teams to deliver design-led homes and people-centred developments of exceptional quality.
Ben holds an honours degree from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, a Diploma in Architecture and Masters degree from Oxford Brookes University and a Postgraduate Diploma from University College London.
Tom has experience working as a qualified architect for some of the UK’s leading architectural practices. Tom has worked on a diverse mixture of projects in London, this experience allows him to work closely with design consultants and contractors to help deliver design-led projects.
Tom holds both an honours degree and a Masters degree from the University of Liverpool. His postgraduate Certificate of RIBA Professional Practice is from London South Bank University.
Bernard is a qualified architect, educated and skilled in master planning, pre-development and technical delivery of high-rise developments. His knowledge represents a diverse spectrum of work both in the UK and internationally. He was the project architect for HUB’s first ever development HOOLA London, in the Royal Docks. He then went on to join REDROW homes where amongst other projects delivered the Morello residential development adjacent East Croydon station.
Master’s degree qualified Bernard brings a wealth of experience having delivered a number of high quality developments in challenging locations around London.
Senior Group Accountant
Anish is an ACCA qualified accountant and Fellow Member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants.
Working at senior positions in various accounting practice firms for over six years, he has wealth of experience in budgeting, managerial reporting, profitability analysis, statutory audits, treasury functions and voluntary liquidation of SPV’s. His can-do attitude and strong work ethic have allowed HUB projects to meet its key reporting deadlines with statutory bodies and complete challenging and complex HMRC compliance visits successfully as well.
Anish holds a bachelor’s degree in Commerce from the University of Mumbai.
Head of Marketing
With over 10 years of experience in the industry, Katie has delivered a varied portfolio of residential properties. Prior to joining HUB, she worked with Argent on their King's Cross development as Project Director of the residential marketing team working closely with the sales, delivery and customer care teams.
This multidiscipline background will prove beneficial when leading customer experience for HUB's residential developments.
Katie ensures all HUB customers receive exceptional customer service from the moment they reserve their new home.