8 November 2022 – James Trelfa has been made Managing Director of London based property company Danescroft Land, after increasing his shareholding to 33%, becoming joint equal shareholder alongside Dominic Fryer, and London-based Fiera Real Estate UK (“Fiera”). Fiera is the UK real estate subsidiary of global investment manager Fiera Capital Corporation which has over USD 120bn in AUM.
James joined the firm in 2015 from Shanly Homes and before his recent promotion to Managing Director, he focused primarily on land origination and delivering business plans, successfully securing over 20 for the firm. James has been integral to the growth of the firm and his move to Managing Director places the business in an excellent position to take advantage of the current market cycle.
Danescroft has established a considerable track record in acquiring and developing complex brownfield and greenfield sites, working closely with landowners, local authorities, communities and other stake holders. It boasts a current portfolio GDV of over £1bn and is actively managing major external projects for Fiera, the Guinness Partnership and Longharbour amongst others.
James Trelfa, Managing Director of Danescroft Land commented “I am delighted to have increased my shareholding to sit equally alongside both Dominic and Fiera and I look forward to driving the business forward in this exciting next chapter for Danescroft. Our portfolio is well balanced and diversified in terms of both our landholdings and their projected business plans. We remain well placed to take advantage of increasing market uncertainty and the opportunities this will present.”
Dominic Fryer, Chief Executive, commented “Since joining Danescroft James has both transformed and grown our land trading business across the south of England. This has been through the combination of his personal tenacity, drive and commercial ability. Over the time with Danescroft his promotion to Director, subsequent elevation to the board has culminated in him becoming an equal shareholder. This is both deserved and also firmly positions Danescroft to continue to grow residential land portfolio.”
Charles Allen, Head of UK Real Estate at Fiera Real Estate, commented: “I have worked with the Danescroft team for over 8 years and when James joined in 2015, it was clear that he was a great fit to help the business on its ambitious growth journey. James’ promotion to Managing Director and increased shareholder marks an exciting new chapter for the business, and I am looking forward to working with him to help bring his vision to life.”