Adam Ghadiali

Business Development Manager

Adam joined YOO in April 2018. His main role is to identify and collaborate with global developers on branded-design, with a particular focus on emerging markets.

Adam works across the company’s international roll-out program including residential, hotel, and shared-working/ living schemes.

Prior to YOO, Adam worked for the British Chambers of Commerce, helping organisations diversify in the SME landscape in the UK; as well as having spent several years in real estate, with a focus on residential sales in prime Central London.

Adam holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration & Management from King’s College London.


Alexandra Head

Executive Assistant to Lloyd Lee & Andrew Thorpe

Miss Head is responsible for administration including its existing investors, joint venture partners and third party advisors.

Prior to Yoo Capital, she has worked extensively within major family offices in a Private PA capacity.


Andrew Pang


在香港办公的Andrew负责亚太地区的业务发展,并负责办事处的日常管理。他在亚洲地区房地产领域有着超过17年的工作经验—Cushman &以及香港Wakefield的创办总监。在加入yoo之前,他曾是香港莱坊(Knight Frank)的国际投资执行总监,主管莱坊国际办事处之间的所有跨国交易,包括住宅开发和营销、酒店投资以及度假村开发等。

在工作之余,Andrew还是一位利用环保或再造纸制作“绿色环保”折纸手工品的艺术家。他曾为香港一家知名的西班牙餐厅创作了一组大型纸灯,并在2000年为Paramount Movies(派拉蒙影业公司)的电影“Star Trek Paper Universe”(星舰折纸)出版了书籍(Simo & Schuster出版公司出版)。


Andrew Thorpe

Managing Director - YOO Capital

Andrew has been involved in real estate for over 20 years at all stages of the development process as a Quantity Surveyor, Contractor, Project Manager and Developer. He has worked with John Hitchcox for over 14 years both at Manhattan Loft and at YOO since inception.

Andrew heads up the development and investment side of the business and has been instrumental in delivering many of YOO 's more profitable developments - carrying out much of the due diligence and risk assessment work required prior to any YOO investment. With his extensive knowledge of the development process he is ideally placed to evaluate new project partners and ventures.


Andy Colman

Finance Director - YOO Capital

Andy Colman currently serves as acting Finance Director at Yoo Capital Management during its recent launch of Yoo Capital Fund II, L.P. Additionally, Mr. Colman works closely with the partners on managing its current investments with respect to tax structuring, financing as well as corporate governance and financial reporting and administration.

He previously served as Finance Director for CBRE Global Investment Advisors, and has also served as advisor to specialist funds and major family offices on complex transactions and structuring.

Prior to investment fund management, Mr. Colman worked at PWC advising global private equity firms on structuring complex transactions across the UK and Europe. He has considerable commercial, transactional and structuring experience as well as broad finance, accounting and tax skills.

Mr. Colman is a qualified Chartered Accountant with over thirty years experience in the investment management and real estate markets.


Anthony Agnew

Development Director - YOO Energy

Anthony’s mix of sustainable engineering, project development and finance have him ideally placed to help grow the Yoo Energy portfolio. Having successfully developed his own 23 Acre Solar farm in Cornwall in 2014, he went onto to work under JV with Yoo Energy on both wind farms and solar projects.

As an entrepreneur, Anthony has run his own businesses over the last 14 years, in both the UK and Asia. Including starting and running for six years, a sustainable heating and power business, installing for domestic and commercial clients. He is also active in project and finance broking globally in the sustainable energy sector.

Having introduced Yoo to an Energy from Waste project, he was invited to join the team to further develop opportunities in the UK, Ireland and further afield.

Yoo Energy continues to develop and look for opportunities in energy from waste (UK and Ireland), solar (Western Europe), wind (UK & Ireland) and energy storage (UK). Supporting the global paradigm shift towards our sustainable energy future.


Blair Pollock

Hotel Development Manager


Blazhka Marnikova

Junior Designer


Claire Rizzi

Senior Designer

Claire, an internationally experienced interior designer, graduated from the prestigious Parisian school Nissime de Camondo.

After her studies, she decided to work outside Europe. She spent time working in China for renowned architectural offices (Architecture Studio / Standardarchitecture) and São Paulo, where enjoyed the freedom of working as an independent designer.

Claire credits her international experience and trips as a key inspiration in her design approach. During her career, Claire has worked on a wide variety of projects including hotels, theatres, commercial spaces, offices and residential design.


David Goldstein

Business Development Manager


David Grossniklaus

Head of Hotel Operation and Development


Diana Nehrych

Accounts Assistant


Dominic Holmes

Director of Development - YOO Capital

Dominic is a chartered surveyor with extensive experience at all stages of the development lifecycle. Prior to joining Yoo Capital, Dominic has led and managed teams delivering commercial, residential, retail and educational schemes for Capco, Mace and the Met Police. Dominic began his career as an officer in the British Army.

Dominic is responsible for development activities for Yoo Capital.


Eoin Conroy

Development Director


Freya O'Malley

Project Marketing Consultant


Giovanna Gallo

YOO Furnishings



Glecy Mae Bernardo

Video Editor


Ignacio Corredoira Jack

Senior Designer


Iona Bourke



Jagdish Johal

Managing Partner

Jag has extensive experience of working with individuals at all different levels of the real estate sector, from property consultants and investment managers to developers and financiers. Prior to working with YOO he was UK controller of the Dutch financial institution ING Real Estate.

With an auditing and commercial background Jag has excelled in combining finance, legal, management and commercial expertise in various industries, from small start-ups to large multi-nationals.

Jag has comprehensive experience in dealing with international tax, legal, cultural and management issues and plays a key role in negotiating, advising and managing YOO's

partners globally.


James Snelgar


James自1994年起即与yoo主席John Hitchcox一起工作,当时他加入曼哈顿阁楼公司(Manhattan Loft Corporation),担任销售和市场营销经理。他参与了曼哈顿阁楼公司每一个项目的市场宣传,并拥有与设计和建筑团队合作长期丰富的经验。早期他曾在一家西伦敦房地产公司担任总监,拥有十年的住宅销售经验。



Jean Pierre Bandeira

Vice President of Business Development - YOO Hotels & Resorts


John Hitchcox


John Hitchcox将企业家精神、设计才能和雄心壮志相结合,使他自1992年起在伦敦和其他地区的房地产开发领域取得了难以企及的成就。那一年他与合作伙伴Harry Handelsman建立了曼哈顿阁楼公司(Manhattan Loft Company),在后工业建筑内的创新设计为市场带来了令人难以置信的家居生活空间,这类项目之前从未在伦敦出现过。

Hitchcox在1998年与好友——设计大师Philippe Starck一同建立了开创性的的设计公司yoo。这一公司旨在创建更加不可思议的生活空间,并为合适的开发公司提供设计与营销服务。公司规模迅速壮大,现在已经遍布世界,包括俄罗斯、土耳其、巴西、中国等等。27个国家的3万多所住宅是由yoo设计的。设计师Jade Jagger、Marcel Wanders、Kelly Hoppen和Anouska Hempel都相继加入yoo,从而使豪华设计风格从前卫到经典,不一而足。

John出生于艺术之家。他的父亲是知名的建筑师Brian Hitchcox OBE。在年仅19岁的时候,他就决定进入房地产开发领域,并在南伦敦的一间房屋处自行开始创业。到1988年,他已经积累了售房经验,完成了管理与市场营销硕士学位,并结识了Harry Handelsman。



Jonathan Hall

Development Director - YOO Energy

Jonathan hails from a surveying pedigree. Having worked with our chairman John Hitchcox for over 25 years, Jonathan was responsible for a large number of development site acquisitions; both during their Manhattan Loft Corporation days (bringing incredible domestic living spaces to market), along with a number of larger projects by Yoo. He has also been instrumental in forming some of the longer-term investment strategies here at Yoo.

His experience in investment lead him naturally towards renewable energy projects. Post Credit Crunch, Wind and Solar markets in the UK, with non-correlated index linked returns, made perfect sense. With early mover advantage, having developed an aggregated portfolio of wind turbine projects, he then led the successful sale of the portfolio to a well-known intuitional investor.

Jonathan saw the near-term opportunity for the Energy from Waste sector in the UK and added this to the solar, wind and energy storage projects being created by Yoo Energy. Working with developers and end holders of assets, he continues to grow existing projects and develop new opportunities in the space.


Justin Dunne

F&B Concept Curator, APAC


Lloyd Lee

Managing Partner - YOO Capital

Mr. Lee has over 20 years’ experience in real estate principal investing and advisory. He has been involved in real estate acquisitions and asset management across the US, UK, Europe as well as India and Latin America. Mr. Lee has been active in the European markets since 2001.

Most recently, Mr. Lee oversaw European real estate private equity at Marathon Asset Management, a multi-billion global investment fund. In addition to managing a number of Marathon’s real estate investments across Europe, India and Latin America, Mr. Lee was responsible for Marathon’s European real estate strategy and relationships.

Prior to Marathon, Mr. Lee worked at Starwood Capital for 9 years, where he served as Managing Director of Starwood Capital Europe in London and where he opened the firm’s office. Previously, Mr. Lee worked in the Real Estate Advisory Group at Ernst & Young in New York and worked on numerous transactions advising opportunity funds, mezzanine lenders and distressed debt buyers.


Mara Unsoeld

Group Marketing & PR Manager

Mara oversees the sales, marketing and distribution for YOO Hotels and Resorts. This includes Branding, Collateral, Communication, Digital Marketing, Pricing and Owner Relations.


Maria Filar

Senior Designer


Mark Davison


Mark在知名的坎特伯雷大学(University of Canterbury)建筑学院完成学业(第一和第二部分)。他一毕业就开始与John Hitchcox合作,协助建立了曼哈顿阁楼公司(Manhattan Loft Corporation)。在5年之内,他即升职为创意总监,负责从建筑开发到项目设计的所有事宜。

Mark在极为成功地独立运作个人公司几年后,再次与John Hitchcox合作,协助他与Philippe Starck创建了YOO公司。Mark的建筑专业背景和时尚开发项目领域的第一手经验使他对房地产行业商务运作拥有非同寻常的宝贵见解,以及对客户需求的了解。Mark居住在伦敦和苏塞克斯(Sussex)之间,监控着世界各地YOO Design Studio的工作质量。


Marta Zaforteza

Executive Assistant to John Hitchcox


Michelle Montefusco

Senior Designer

Michelle joined YOO in September 2016 and is currently leading proposals for projects in Bali, Jade Jagger for Yoo, and in Istanbul, Yoo inspired by Starck.

Of Canadian origin she moved to Italy where she studied architecture at the Politecnico di Milano, graduating with honours. During her 20 year career, Michelle has worked in the USA for NBBJ, as well as in Italy, for leading designers such as Piero Lissoni and Matteo Thun, amongst others. She has worked on a large number of high end interior projects, and her experience in Italy has given her a strong knowledge of the product design industry.

Michelle has also worked on many residential projects from conception to finish, as well as developed concepts and FF&E for several hotels, ranging from boutique hotels in Japan, to wellness hotels in the European alps, to global budget hotel roll outs.


Monika Piatkowski

Studio Manager

In her role as Studio Manager Monika works across many varying projects simultaneously, co-coordinating the design team and ensuring the highest quality output at all times.

Throughout her 20-year career in the design industry Monika has worked in various creative fields as a multidisciplinary designer including graphics for print, TV and web design, product, furniture and lighting design. She has delivered innovative design work, collaborated on projects involving design retailers and manufacturers, interior designers and architects in the UK and internationally.

As a prolific designer in her own right Monika's own work has been recognised through several national and international awards. Hailing from Norway, with a rich and varied cultural background, she is also fluent in English, Norwegian and Polish.


Nicholas Rush

YOO Capital

Nick Rush serves as Asset Manager at Yoo Capital Management and specializes in acquisitions, asset management and capital raising.

He joined the team in 2018, having previously been at The Townsend Group since 2011.

Nick will be assisting Lloyd Lee and Andrew Thorpe in the regeneration of Kensington Olympia as well as analysing future acquisitions.

Nick has extensive experience working in indirect property fund management, interacting with fund managers on a global basis.

The Townsend Group

Prior to working with Yoo Capital, Nick spent 7 years working for The Townsend Group specialising in portfolio management and investment underwriting duties. He was responsible for managing, identifying and sourcing both indirect and direct investments for The Townsend Group’s discretionary global portfolios (working across portfolios with a total AUM of c. £2bn) and participating in all aspects of portfolio management.

Henderson Global Investors

At Henderson Global Investors Nick worked in Real Estate Client Services where he was responsible for the completion of requests for proposals and product development for global mandates.


Nick began his career at Blackrock working in the institutional sales support team, acting as the main focal point for all support to the UK sales and dealing team which included liaising with independent financial advisers and third party administrators.


Olivia Dejeu

Social Media Executive


Patrick Macnamara

Director of Business Development

After a degree in mechanical Engineering, specialising in carbon fibre structural properties, Patrick began his career in 1998 at UBS London.

After six years on the proprietary trading desk trading asset swaps, credit default swaps, convertible bonds and strips, Patrick Moved to CQS where he would eventually head the North American capital structure book in excess of $5Bn of assets ($1bn levered).

From there he presided over a start-up credit advisory business eventually ending up at Kleinwort Benson. He was a founding member of Private Equity firm MBU. Patrick is a keen sailor and has competed for great Britain.


Penelope Ferdinand

Legal Advisor


Pia Hitchcox

Acquisitions & Development Manager - YOO Living


Rachelle Munsie

Project Marketing Consultant


Rea Patel

Finance & HR Manager


Rich Millar

Vice President of Business Development, APAC


Robert Allen-Mersh

Asset Manager - YOO Capital


Rosanna Lawn

Acquisitions & Development Manager - YOO Living


Songah Choi



Sophie Grosset

Executive Assistant


Tarek Merlin

Senior Designer


Tim Potts

Technical Services Director


Wassim ElBizri


Wassim曾在一家小型IT公司做助理,之后于2008年加入yoo。他的工作是向所有员工提供技术支持,并管理网络设备。Waz在很多国家居住过,他在贝鲁特(Beirut)长大,在拉脱维亚的里加科技大学(Technical University of Riga)获得计算机科学学位,然后在东伦敦大学(University of East London)完成了电脑系统工程学学位。




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