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Chief Executive

Richard Croft is the Chief Executive, responsible for the company’s strategic direction and capital raising and leads the real estate fund management function.

In addition to his duties at Martley Capital Group, Richard is Senior Adviser to M7 Real Estate. In this capacity, he sits on the GP board and investment committees of all M7’s funds in addition to numerous other M7 JV boards.

Past industry activities include founding M7 Real Estate in 2009 which was sold to Oxford Properties, a leading global real estate investor, asset manager and business builder in 2021. At the time of the sale, M7 employed over 220 people across 13 countries, with over 569 assets and €4.3bn of assets under management.

Prior to M7, Richard founded Halverton REIM LLP (subsequently GPT Halverton), a European real estate fund management business which was sold to The GPT Group in July 2007. At the time of the sale, the company employed circa 180 people across 10 European offices and managed over €2bn of assets.

Before his time at Halverton, Richard was the International Investment Director of The IO Group Ltd, Property Fund Management PLC (now Cromwell), responsible for setting up their international infrastructure. He has been involved in over €15bn of transactions across the UK and Europe during his 30+ years of real estate experience.

In 2022 Richard won the Property Week Personality of the Year award, whilst M7 was awarded the prestigious Irvine Sellar Award and the PROPS Awards Deal of the Year.


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