Our Team

Our Team come from a range of backgrounds and bring a breadth of both execution and operational experience, as well as relevant relationships and extensive networks to Long Harbour.  This, combined with our drive, motivation, helps us deliver the high quality service our clients require and deserve.

  • Cecile Babcock

    Cecile Babcock

    Associate Director

    Cecile joined Long Harbour in 2020, to support the expansion of the Secured Income investment programme. Cecile’s responsibilities include articulating the firm’s regional geographic strategy, this includes undertaking analyses of key metropolitan markets and sourcing and evaluating transactions.

    Prior to joining Long Harbour, Cecile worked in commercial real estate development for a specialist asset manager in London and in residential mortgage capital markets for a boutique debt originator in San Francisco as well as serving as an expert witness on a US Federal bank fraud case. Cecile holds a degree in International Relations from the University of St Andrews and an MBA from the University of Cambridge.

  • Aleisha Charlton

    Aleisha Charlton

    Fund Finance Manager

    Aleisha is Fund Finance Manager for the Long Harbour Income Fund and Long Harbour Multi-Family Fund, joining the team in November 2019. Aleisha is responsible for all the accounting and reporting requirements of the fund.

    Prior to joining, Aleisha spent three years at Get Living. Aleisha also holds a Master of Accounting degree from the National University of Ireland, Galway, and qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 2015, training with PwC.

  • John Coling

    John Coling

    Construction Director

    John joined Long Harbour in 2018 as a Construction Director in the Long Harbour BtR/multifamily team. John reports to the Development and Investment Director and oversees all construction activities for Long Harbour's multi-family investments, including new build BtR projects and refurbishment programmes of existing assets. John is responsible for managing the project team including, architects, Site Managers, Contractors, Procurement Manager and Design Manager’s during the delivery of all construction and refurbishment programmes and ensuring soft landings of all projects during the handover to the operational phase. He is responsible for all construction budgets and ensuring these are delivered on time and on budget. John is also a member of the ESG Committee.

    Prior to joining, John spent 4 years at Gardiner and Theobold in Project Management for high end hotels, residential developments and commercial office projects across London with a total GDC of £1bn. John has been involved from the project brief stage through planning, delivery, mobilisation and handover, bringing over 10 years of experience in Project Management to Long Harbour.

  • Marian Condie

    Marian Condie

    Executive Assistant

    Marian Condie is the Executive Assistant to Richard Silva and Jack Spearman. She joined Long Harbour in 2018 and brings her vast management, administrative and legal experience to assist the smooth running of the Secured Income team and investment programme.

    Educated at the University of Surrey, Marian is a qualified Legal Executive and spent many years working for leading law firms in the City and West End of London. Her experience is primarily in Property and Corporate Finance Law. Prior to joining Long Harbour, Marian started her own company, providing business consultancy services to a few select clients, that she ran successfully for over 10 years.

  • Aldred Drummond

    Aldred Drummond

    Director

    Aldred is a Director of Real Estate and a member of the Investment Committee. He is responsible for the origination of residential real estate opportunities in the UK, in particular on PRS investment opportunities, and has sourced both on and off market opportunities that have been executed on, and are currently in the LHIF pipeline.

    Aldred has over a decade of experience in UK residential real estate across all stages of a transaction, be it acquisition or development. His transaction experience includes the successful acquisition of over 4,000 acres north of Greater London, and the subsequent obtaining of planning permission for c.15,000 houses and over 5 million sq. ft. of commercial space.

  • Geordie Erskine

    Geordie Erskine

    Senior Associate

    Geordie joined the acquisition team for Long Harbour's Secured Income programme in 2013, he assists in transaction management and financial appraisal. On a day to day basis Geordie originates, manages, undertakes legal due diligence and executes his own deals. In addition Geordie also leads the financial appraisal and valuation.

    Prior to joining Long Harbour, Geordie studied at the University of Newcastle.

  • Retha Fourie

    Retha Fourie

    Group Financial Controller

    Retha joined the company in 2011 and played a key role in setting-up the Long Harbour Ground Rent Fund. Retha is responsible for the maintaining the management accounts and payroll for all entities across the platform, performing cash and working capital reconciliations, as well as the accounting and approval of completion statements for corporate and property acquisitions at the ground rent fund level. Her responsibilities include liaising with external auditors and overseeing the finance function of the group's ground rent property management and rent collection company.

    Retha is a registered member of ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants), SAIPA (South African Institute of Professional Accountants) and has a degree in Cost and Management Accounting.

  • Christian Garcia

    Christian Garcia

    Senior Asset Manager

    Christian joined Long Harbour in 2019, his core objective is to work on the existing assets already under management as well as the growing pipeline under construction for the multifamily investment programme.

    Prior to joining, Christian spent over 8 years at Grainger Plc., 6 of which were spent as an Asset Manager on the GRIP JPUT which latterly converted to a REIT. A 2000+ unit portfolio a gross asset value of close to £700m and considered one of the largest PRS Funds in the UK

  • Francesca Gilmartin

    Francesca Gilmartin

    Personal Assistant

    Francesca is the Personal Assistant to the Chief Executive Officer and the Chief Operating Officer. She joined Long Harbour in 2017 and her key responsibilities include diary management, organising travel, events and conferences as well as working in a front of house capacity.

    Prior to working at Long Harbour, Francesca completed a degree in English Literature at Birkbeck University in London and has more than ten years’ experience in administration.

  • Alex Gordon

    Alex Gordon

    Head of Fund Performance

    Alex joined Long Harbour in 2019 and reports to the Group Finance Director. Alex’s primary responsibilities include management of fund performance statistics and KPIs, leading on fund reporting improvements as they relate to both investor and internal reporting as well as supporting fund initiatives/developments.

    Prior to joining Long Harbour, Alex qualified as a chartered accountant within the Real Estate team at BDO LLP, with a client base of both public and private real estate funds and developers. Alex holds a Business Science degree in Accounting and Finance from the University of Cape Town, is currently qualifying with the CFA Institute, and holds certificates in Financial Modelling & Valuation with the Corporate Finance Institute.

  • Josh Gwatkin

    Josh Gwatkin

    Associate

    Josh joined the Secured Income team in 2016 from a background in finance and real estate. Working closely with the Fund Manager, Josh’s primary responsibilities include deal origination, appraisal, valuation and acquisition of UK ground rent assets. He is highly experienced in financial modelling, contract negotiation and overseeing due diligence procedures.

    Prior to joining Long Harbour, Josh held positions at TP ICAP and BGC Partners specialising in foreign exchange.

  • Stephen Hockaday

    Stephen Hockaday

    Senior Adviser

    Stephen joined Long Harbour in November 2019, bringing a wealth of experience in the construction and property industries. Part of Stephen’s role is to oversee stakeholder engagement as well as construction and pipeline management for the Multifamily and Opportunistic investment programmes.

    Stephen is a Civil Engineer with over 40 years’ experience in major projects and social infrastructure covering construction, development and investment. Most recently he was Head of Investments at Laing O’Rourke for over 12 years building a portfolio of over £2bn in the UK and Canada. He was also the JV director for the Northern Line Extension and the Thames Tideway Tunnel in London, both projects were c. £0.75 bn in value. Prior to that he was the Director for Project Finance and Facilities Management at Bovis Lend Lease for over 13 years building up a portfolio of over £2.5 bn of assets in the UK, Ireland, Spain and Italy. Stephen was also a Senior Manager at Ernst & Young for 3 years in Property and Construction working on the Administration of Olympia and York at Canary Wharf and the sale of PSA to the private sector. Stephen has more recently been very involved in driving Modern Methods of Construction (MMC) and Digital Engineering in the sector with a view to providing more sustainable and efficient assets.

  • Gabrielle Hood

    Gabrielle Hood

    Associate Director

    Gabrielle has been a member of the the Secured Income team since 2011 and in the past 8 years she has contributed significantly to the growth of the investment programme. Gabrielle plays an integral part in the origination and transactional capability of the team, managing a team of 3 and handling numerous portfolio acquisitions every year. She has negotiated and concluded a number of corporate transactions, and has successfully secured output agreements with a range of house builders. In addition, Gabrielle is actively involved in the fund’s financing arrangements, both new and existing. Gabrielle is also a member of the Long Harbour Charity Committee.

    Prior to joining Long Harbour, Gabrielle studied Physics at the University of St Andrews. Gabrielle is currently on maternity leave.

  • Mohsin Jamal

    Mohsin Jamal

    Senior Associate

    Mohsin is a Senior Associate in the Long Harbour BtR/multifamily team. He joined Long Harbour in 2018, reporting to the Investment and Development Director. Mohsin’s primary responsibilities are on deal origination and development management. This includes leading on the due diligence process, detailed financial modelling, commercial negotiation and presentation and reporting in line with the investment processes. Duties also include the ongoing oversight and management of assets during the development phase.

    Prior to joining Long Harbour, Mohsin gained nine years of experience from the whole lifecycle of real estate assets from inception to delivery. Reporting to the Investment and Development Director, Mohsin’s focus is on deal origination, due diligence and execution of new investments. In addition, Mohsin also supports fund activities and asset management functions. Mohsin holds an MBA from London Business School and achieved his Engineering degree with honours from the University of Melbourne.

  • Josephine Laurie

    Josephine Laurie

    Senior Legal Advisor

    Josephine's role includes fund establishment, structuring and negotiating investors admission into Long Harbour managed funds. Josephine leads the legal work-stream on deal execution and bank facility negotiation and advises on general corporate legal matters. During her time at Long Harbour, Josephine has successfully completed on a number of transactions to the value of over £340 million.

    Prior to joining Long Harbour, Josephine worked at DMH Stallard LLP where she qualified as a solicitor. Josephine is currently on maternity leave.

  • Kevin Luiten

    Kevin Luiten

    Associate

    Kevin joined the Multifamily team in January 2020, his responsibilities include assisting in the due diligence process, detailed financial modelling for both the Multifamily and Opportunistic Investment Programmes, and deal origination.

    Prior to joining Long Harbour, Kevin worked in supply chain finance for a Fintech start-up in New York City. During his undergrad, Kevin invented an Augmented Reality start-up that got funded by Angel investors. Kevin holds an MSc degree in International Business and an MSc degree in Data Analytics both from Hult International Business School.

  • Douglas McKenzie

    Douglas McKenzie

    Group Finance Director

    Douglas is the Group Finance Director and a member of the Risk and Compliance Committee. He brings wide ranging expertise to the day to day asset management of the underlying funds, and completion of corporate and asset transactions. His oversight responsibilities cover the finance, accounting, tax, treasury, risk management and regulatory compliance of the firm as an AIFM (Alternative Investment Fund Manager).

    Douglas worked at Moore Stephens LLP (now "BDO") from 2000 to 2012. Having qualified as a chartered accountant in 2001, Douglas provided audit and assurance services to a client base comprising high-net worth family office investment and hedge funds, shipping and real estate clients (both private and public). Douglas was credited with a CISI certificate in FSA Financial Regulation in 2012.