VANDERMOLEN REAL ESTATE - Key Persons
Chris is responsible for the sourcing, analysis and execution of new unconditional land opportunities. Prior to joining VRE, he held senior positions at Taylor Woodrow, John Laing and MCR Property Group. Whilst there, he was involved in a number of high-profile projects, including the acquisition and delivery of over 1,100 dwellings in Aylesbury and over 400 flats in Milton Keynes. Chris has development experience in both the residential and office sectors, although predominantly in London and the South East, he has a strong knowledge covering the whole of the UK. Chris has over 35 years of experience spanning; site identification, obtaining planning, delivery, investment delivery and asset management, whilst being involved in transactions totalling in excess of £1bn. In his spare time, Chris enjoys all things skiing: he's a qualified instructor.
- HEAD of RESIDENTIAL / CAPITAL MARKETs
David has in excess of 30 years' experience in the UK Real Estate market across multiple asset classes. Having started his career in 1990 at central London surveyors Robert Irving & Burns, he went on to establish a successful property investment and management company in Mayfair. More recently David worked for LRC Group (£6bn AUM) and was instrumental in building a £650m UK wide residential investment portfolio within 2 years for a new institutional fund. With the benefit of this experience David joined Vandermolen Real Estate in 2022 as Head of UK Residential Capital Markets as the company expands its coverage in the PRS/BTR space in London and across the UK. David is married to Dganit with 3 sons and outside of work enjoys walking the new dog, socializing with friends and being a devoted Spurs supporter.
After graduating from the University of Nottingham with a degree in Economics, Jamie began his career at a London-based residential developer in the acquisitions and asset management team where he sourced potential opportunities and disposed of assets. He also has experience in assisting with the funding and delivery of large scale residential and mixed-use projects. Jamie is a driven and well-organised individual always working towards achieving the best possible outcome. He joined the Vandermolen team in July 2021 and is continuing to expand his knowledge within residential development and investment agency.
Jamie, a lifelong Chelsea fan, spends the majority of his time outside of work either on the football pitch or on the golf course. Sport aside, he loves socialising with his friends or spending time with his family and dog
With a track record that exceeds 37 years, Jonathan is widely respected as one of the most trusted advisors in his field. Having founded Blenheim Bishop agency in 1991, he went on to become a director of IMA real estate. Blending expertise, excellent customer service, experience, and in-depth market knowledge, he returned to his roots to found Vandermolen Real Estate as a dynamic, independent agency in 2018. As one of the industry's challengers and thought leaders, he's also a regular contributor to the Estates Gazette.
Jonathan is married to Melissa, with 3 children and enjoys holidays, walking his dog Albert, has a season ticket at Tottenham Hotspur and is a member of South Herts Golf Club. He is also a co-founder of the children's charity Rays of Sunshine
Having specialised in the residential and development sector for close to 20 years, Sam was a senior negotiator at North London's market-leading agency, Goldschmidt & Howland, before moving on to Hampton International's Land & Investment team. Sam joined Vandermolen Real Estate in Spring 2018 and is now an equity partner in the business. Driven by an entrepreneurial approach and a strong track record, he oversees all the all the company's sales and works closely with a variety of developers, housing associations, funds and high net-worth individuals.
Sam is married to Olyvia and they have recently celebrated the birth of their first child Freddie. He enjoys playing and watching golf and supporting Tottenham Hotspur along with socialising with his friends.
Zach joined the team in 2019 after two and a half years at leading retail warehouse agency, Harvey Spack Field. He has continued to develop his knowledge base and assists with the team's valuations using the company's appraisal and comparable evidence systems.
He is hard working, ambitious and takes an active role in all sales. Zach has recently passed his APC and is a qualified chartered surveyor.
Zach loves all sport and can often be found on the golf course on the weekend or following his beloved Tottenham across the country. He also enjoys spending time with his family and friends. He is also on the young Jewish Care property committee.