The FirethornTrust Team
The team at FirethornTrust has a diverse background across all elements of real estate investment – from sourcing and executing new opportunities, to development and granular management of all types of assets and the associated finance, tax and structuring required to maximise returns. The teams experience in the industry provides a trusted network of third party advisors and resources to efficiently and effectively analyse and execute any given opportunity.
Peter is a founding Partner at FirethornTrust and is responsible for the sourcing and execution of Firethorn’s UK Real Estate Investments.
Peter has over 23 years of experience in Real Estate investment and finance, across both the UK and Europe. Prior to setting up FirethornTrust, Peter was Head of UK and Ireland Investment at Tristan Capital Partners where he invested £1.2bn of equity (£2.75bn of GAV) over the past 10 years. Peter has also worked at AEW Europe, Lehman Brothers, JLL and CBRE.
Peter enjoys travel, playing golf, supporting his local rugby team and watching his children play sport.
Chris is a founding Partner at FirethornTrust and is responsible for the Asset & Portfolio Management of investments across the FirethornTrust portfolio.
Chris has over 14 years of experience in the real estate industry covering asset acquisition, asset & fund management, development, and financing. Prior to setting up FirethornTrust, Chris was Head of UK & Ireland Asset & Portfolio Management at Tristan Capital Partners, where he managed the UK portfolio of over £2.0bn. Chris has also worked at Rockspring Investment Management, and Cushman & Wakefield.
Chris is a keen family man, but when time permits indulges his passion for sports, having represented Scotland in both rugby and hockey as well being an enthusiastic golfer and skier.
CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
Richard is CFO at FirethornTrust and is responsible for finance and operations of the FirethornTrust portfolio including tax structuring, compliance, performance reporting and origination of third-party debt.
Richard has 12 years' experience in real estate audit, finance and operations supporting the acquisition and disposal of over £4bn of real estate over the last six years. Richard previously managed and ran the finance and operations for three pan-European real estate funds with combined equity commitments of £2.7bn in his previous role at Tristan Capital Partners. Prior to this, Richard worked at Hermes REIM, PKF and Ernst and Young.
Richard enjoys spending time with his family and country walks with the dog, as well as being a keen sportsman who enjoys playing football, cycling and competing in triathlons.
As Development Director for FirethornTrust, Paul is responsible for development led investments through planning and implementation.
Paul has 20 years of experience working in development, real estate and construction. He has a proven track record of successfully managing and delivering high value and complex developments across a wide range of sectors and geographies. Prior to joining FirethornTrust, Paul was a founding partner at the Development Management company, Ridgelift. Paul has also worked at Aspire, Capita and WSP, in various roles that span the entire development lifecycle.
Paul has a young family that are taking up a lot of his time and resources at the moment, but he's confident the investment will pay off in the long term.
Dan is an Associate Director at FirethornTrust and is responsible for sourcing and evaluating new investment opportunities.
Dan has over 5 years of real estate experience across acquisitions and asset management in both the UK and Europe. Dan has supported the acquisition of over £700m of real estate in his previous roles at EQT Partners and Tristan Capital Partners, where he also supported the asset management of over £500m worth of real estate.
Dan is a keen sportsman and enjoys playing golf and football, as well as being an avid Tottenham fan.
Executive Assistant & Office Manager
Eleanor is the Executive Assistant and Office Manager at FirethornTrust and is responsible for supporting the team in an administrative, organisational and logistical capacity as well as maintaining the efficient running of the office. Prior to joining FirethornTrust Eleanor worked at Advent International Global Private Equity as an Executive Assistant and as a Recruitment Consultant at Tay Associates.
Eleanor enjoys playing netball, spending time with friends and family and attending concerts and music festivals.