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KNOWLEDGE. EXPERIENCE. AGILITY.

Our exceptional people are the key
strength of our business.

 

The team has been assembled to form a market leading developer combining broad construction knowledge, outstanding market insight and extensive financial expertise to work alongside a highly respected family office seeking to deploy capital into the industrial market.

WD has the in-house expertise to examine, analyse, question and refine every aspect of a project. Our highly talented, respected team are straight talkers who are never restricted by corporate thinking, and always aim to deliver the best possible results for our clients. Our down-to-earth approach allows us to build long term relationships with both our clients and partners.

The WD team offers an unprecedented track record based upon the combined experience of the company directors in the finance, construction and development of industrial premises throughout the UK over the last 20 years.

PAUL J. HODGE

Managing Director

   phodge@warmflamedevelopments.com
   07919 077 348

A highly experienced real estate and corporate finance advisor with 15 years’ experience working for financing and advisory institutions in the real estate sector. Paul helped set up Warmflame Capital, a family office fund focusing on real estate financing, land and development opportunities.

Paul was previously at Bank of Scotland, predominantly in the bank’s real estate investment banking division, before undertaking an MBA, focusing on investment finance. After his MBA, he joined CBRE providing transactional and recovery advice to clients and thereafter to JLL to head the Loan Valuation business.

PAUL J. HODGE

Managing Director

   phodge@warmflamedevelopments.com
   07919 077 348

A highly experienced real estate and corporate finance advisor with 15 years’ experience working for financing and advisory institutions in the real estate sector. Paul helped set up Warmflame Capital, a family office fund focusing on real estate financing, land and development opportunities.

Paul was previously at Bank of Scotland, predominantly in the bank’s real estate investment banking division, before undertaking an MBA, focusing on investment finance. After his MBA, he joined CBRE providing transactional and recovery advice to clients and thereafter to JLL to head the Loan Valuation business.

After 12 years’ of working for major financing and advisory institutions in the real estate sector, Paul set up Warmflame Capital, a family office fund focusing on real estate financing, land and development opportunities. Off the back of this success Paul created Warmflame Developments having identified an opportunity in the industrial market to focus on mid-box development and brought together a best in class team.

Paul’s transactional experience and financial analytical skills across a variety of sectors in both the work-out and debt and equity capital deployment stages mean he has a strong understanding of credit risk and financial management.

 

My Involvement

  • Financial analysis and reporting
  • Manage the running of WD financial management
  • Formulise and manage the execution of the WD strategy
  • Financial structuring with third party funds

 

The Numbers

  • £3.0bn lending while at BoS for M&A, MBO’s and P2P transactions
  • Strategic advice across both securitisation and balance sheet distressed assets totalling in excess of £1.2bn
  • Valuation of over £100m loans for accounting and strategic buy and sell opportunities

 

DAVID BURNS

Construction Director

   dburns@warmflamedevelopments.com
   07772 748 816

David has 15 years’ experience in the construction, demolition and remediation sectors. After starting his career as an Assistant Engineer, he progressed through the ranks to senior positions within the industry with his previous role at Winvic Construction, the preeminent industrial contractor in the UK, where he developed and tendered several million sq ft of industrial space.

David has been involved in the delivery and coordination of a number of  projects working with clients from both the public and private sectors. An extensive track record of tendering, negotiation and working under framework agreements has provided David with a great understanding of the processes involved to take a project from inception to completion.

DAVID BURNS

Construction Director

   dburns@warmflamedevelopments.com
   07772 748 816

David has 15 years’ experience in the construction, demolition and remediation sectors. After starting his career as an Assistant Engineer, he progressed through the ranks to senior positions within the industry with his previous role at Winvic Construction, the preeminent industrial contractor in the UK, where he developed and tendered several million sq ft of industrial space.

David has been involved in the delivery and coordination of a number of  projects working with clients from both the public and private sectors. An extensive track record of tendering, negotiation and working under framework agreements has provided David with a great understanding of the processes involved to take a project from inception to completion.

David has worked on major construction projects, such as the £600m re-development of Birmingham New Street Station, building schools for the future (BSF) roll out and the negotiation and delivery of large industrial schemes. David’s last position within the construction industry was with Winvic Construction, who are widely recognised as the leader in the design and build of industrial buildings in the UK. Whilst in his position as Pre-Construction Manager at Winvic Construction, David was involved with the tendering, negotiation and delivery of schemes totalling several million square foot.

Further to this David has experience in the niche demolition and remediation sector, working for blue chip clients such as National Grid and Network Rail to remove disused or dangerous structures and regeneration of brownfield sites. David’s work in the demolition sector has been recognised by the World Demolition Awards.

My Involvement

  • Responsible for assessing potential development sites to provide a view on enabling costs, build costs and abnormal costs
  • Assessment of site surveys to provide technical proposals for demolition, remediation and build methodology
  • Managing the planning application process for WD development sites
  • Monitoring of the build and refurbishment phase during the ‘on-site’ stage of all WD projects.
  • Assistance with asset handover and any specific occupier fitout


The Numbers

  • Tendered and delivered several million square foot of industrial space
  • Worked on live projects totaling over one billion pounds
  • Over 10 years’ experience at senior level within the construction, demolition and remediation sectors

 

STUART MAIR

Development Director

  smair@warmflamedevelopments.com
  07711 055 144

Stuart was one of the leading industrial and logistics agents within the UK market having headed up teams in the Midlands for CBRE and the North West of England for Jones Lang LaSalle.

With over 20 years’ experience in the industrial and logistics market he has an unparalleled contact base and knowledge of the sector having acted for and advised the majority of the main big box developers, institutional funds, property companies and Midlands and national occupiers.

STUART MAIR

Development Director

  smair@warmflamedevelopments.com
  07711 055 144

Stuart was one of the leading industrial and logistics agents within the UK market having headed up teams in the Midlands for CBRE and the North West of England for Jones Lang LaSalle.

With over 20 years’ experience in the industrial and logistics market he has an unparalleled contact base and knowledge of the sector having acted for and advised the majority of the main big box developers, institutional funds, property companies and Midlands and national occupiers.

Stuart joined Warmflame Developments in September 2018 having previously worked in the commercial property sector for over 20 years.  He has advised clients in the UK Industrial and Logistics sector across agency, Tenant Advisory, Development and Capital Markets with a primary focus on the Midlands and the North West markets acting on behalf of owners, occupiers and investors. His key role included acting as account manager for a number of global occupiers and providing day to day agency and consultancy services to clients in the mid-box and large footprint manufacturing and distribution sector.

Stuart is responsible for building the WD transactional development platform and will work closely with our development partners to not only purchase land and buildings but also see them through to completion.  His knowledge of the regional markets will assist WD and their partners in securing and delivering high quality development and investment product for the mid-box occupier market.

My Involvement

  • Responsible for securing land purchases on behalf of the company for build to suit and speculative build programmes
  • Negotiating transactions on behalf of the team based on 20 years experience of the wider Midlands industrial and logistics sector
  • Ensuring the assets are marketed and leased expeditiously in order to maximise the returns to the company and our investors

 

The Numbers

  • Has worked on some of the largest developments in the North West and the Midlands markets
  • Concluded deals on over 6.5 million sq ft of industrial and logistcs space in 2018
  • Concluded deals on over 4.75 million sq ft of industrial and logistcs space in 2017

 

Chris Fisher

Development Manager

   cfisher@warmflamedevelopments.com
   07527 031 702

Chris has 6 years’ experience in the multi-disciplinary consultant engineering sector. He started his career as a trainee mechanical engineer, quickly progressing and taking on senior level responsibility within his previous position at Couch Perry Wilkes, where he was involved in over half a million sq ft of industrial space.

Chris has a wide experience of working on projects within different sectors, ranging from office developments, industrial space to listed building refurbishments. His involvement on a wide variety of projects from early planning stage to completion has provided Chris with a strong understanding of the overall construction process.

 

Chris Fisher

Development Manager

   cfisher@warmflamedevelopments.com
   07527 031 702

Chris has 6 years’ experience in the multi-disciplinary consultant engineering sector. He started his career as a trainee mechanical engineer, quickly progressing and taking on senior level responsibility within his previous position at Couch Perry Wilkes, where he was involved in over half a million sq ft of industrial space.

Chris has a wide experience of working on projects within different sectors, ranging from office developments, industrial space to listed building refurbishments. His involvement on a wide variety of projects from early planning stage to completion has provided Chris with a strong understanding of the overall construction process.

 

Chris has worked on various construction projects, such as the IM properties HQ office, University of Birmingham and small to large industrial schemes. Over the past 2 years Chris’ main area of focus has been in the industrial sector, both speculative build and build to suit industrial schemes, all including new utility connections and sustainability requirements from both planning stipulations and client briefs.

With experience in working on construction projects of all sizes, Chris has extensive knowledge in site wide infrastructure, low energy and sustainable system design and interpreting and implementing Part L regulations.

The Numbers

  • Worked on over ½ million square foot of industrial space from planning stage to completion.
  • Has developed over £1m utility quotations.
  • Over 6 years’ experience within the M&E consultancy sector.

 

PAUL A. HODGE

Non-Executive Director

After 20 years working at RBS in the Corporate lending division, Paul joined Kingspark Developments in 1995 to become Financial Director, subsequent to that Paul has been FD for Prologis, Rosemound Developments, Goodman Group and Roxhill Developments. After Roxhill Developments was sold to SEGRO plc in 2016, Paul decided it was opportune to exit the business.

Over his 20 years in the industrial market Paul has developed over 30 million sq ft of industrial space.

 

PAUL A. HODGE

Non-Executive Director

After 20 years working at RBS in the Corporate lending division, Paul joined Kingspark Developments in 1995 to become Financial Director, subsequent to that Paul has been FD for Prologis, Rosemound Developments, Goodman Group and Roxhill Developments. After Roxhill Developments was sold to SEGRO plc in 2016, Paul decided it was opportune to exit the business.

Over his 20 years in the industrial market Paul has developed over 30 million sq ft of industrial space.

 

Kingspark Developments was sold to Prologis and Paul helped implement the Prologis UK and European strategy.  Paul went on after Prologis with other leading industry figures to form Rosemound Developments, which was a Joint Venture with Bank of Scotland.  Rosemound Developments was then sold in 2007 to Goodman Group and thereafter with the same team set up Roxhill Developments. Roxhill Developments was sold to SEGRO plc in 2016.

My Involvement

  • Operate as a non-executive Director and provide advice on the business direction, proposed schemes and use his extensive network of contacts to generate opportunities
  • Operates through the family office fund as the main investor

 

The Numbers

  • Over his 20 years in the industrial market Paul has developed over 30 million sq ft of industrial space
  • Kingspark Developments – £100m Sale to Prologis Inc
  • Rosemound Developments – £336m sale to Goodman Group
  • Roxhill Developments – Undisclosed sale to Segro Plc

We are open to discussing appropriate opportunities to expand our portfolio.