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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.


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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.


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Andrew Pang

Director Ejecutivo de Asia-Pacífico

Andrew, quien vive en Hong Kong, es responsable de crear oportunidades de negocio dentro de la región de Asia-Pacífico, así como de la gestión diaria de la oficina. Tiene más de 17 años de experiencia en propiedades en los mercados asiáticos: fue director fundador de Wakefield en Hong Kong y, antes de unirse a YOO, fue Director Ejecutivo de Inversiones Internacionales de Knight Frank Hong Kong, supervisando todas las transacciones transfronterizas entre sus oficinas internacionales, incluyendo desarrollos residenciales y marketing, inversiones hoteleras y desarrollo de centros vacacionales.

Fuera de la oficina, Andrew es un artista de origami ecologista, que usa papeles ecológicos o reciclados. Ha creado una serie de grandes faroles de origami para un conocido restaurante español de Hong Kong; y ha publicado, en el año 2000, un libro para Paramount Movies: Star Trek Paper Universe (Simo & Schuster).


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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.


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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.


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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.


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Blair Pollock

Hotel Development Manager


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Blazhka Marnikova

Junior Designer


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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.


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David Goldstein

Business Development Manager


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David Grossniklaus

Head of Hotel Operation and Development


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Diana Nehrych

Accounts Assistant


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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.


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Eoin Conroy

Development Director


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Freya O'Malley

Project Marketing Consultant


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Giovanna Gallo

YOO Furnishings

Próximamente.


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Glecy Mae Bernardo

Video Editor


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Ignacio Corredoira Jack

Senior Designer


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Iona Bourke

Receptionist


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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.


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James Snelgar

Director de Desarrollo de Negocio

James ha trabajado con el Presidente de YOO John Hitchcox desde 1994, cuando se unió al Manhattan Loft Corporation como Gerente de Ventas y Marketing. Estuvo involucrado en la comercialización de cada proyecto de Manhattan Loft, y cuenta con una larga y extensa experiencia adquirida trabajando en estrecha colaboración con los equipos de diseño y construcción. Su anterior experiencia en la inmobiliaria incluye los diez años en el sector de las ventas residenciales, donde fue director de una agencia inmobiliaria con sede en el en el oeste de Londres.

Habiendo formado parte de YOO desde su concepción, James asumió una función clave en el desarrollo de la marca y su presencia como socio promotor internacional. Ahora dirige el programa internacional de puesta en marcha de la empresa y es responsable de todos los aspectos del desarrollo de negocio de YOO.


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Jean Pierre Bandeira

Vice President of Business Development - YOO Hotels & Resorts


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John Hitchcox

Fundador

La excepcional combinación de John Hitchcox de comprensión, ambición, espíritu empresarial y eficacia en el diseño ha tenido un efecto sin precedentes en las promociones inmobiliarias en Londres y sus alrededores desde 1992. Ese fue el año en que creó la compañía Manhattan Loft Company con su socio Harry Handelsman, introduciendo en el mercado increíbles espacios domésticos, esculpidos de edificios post-industriales de generosas dimensiones, como jamás se habían ofrecido en Londres antes.

En 1998, con su gran amigo, el gigante del diseño Philippe Starck, Hitchcox pasó a crear YOO, una empresa de diseño innovador que pretende crear los espacios de vida incluso más inimaginables, y proporcionar servicios de diseño y marketing para empresas promotoras inmobiliarias idóneas. La escala de la empresa es tal que los proyectos en la actualidad se encuentran activos en todo el mundo - en Rusia, Turquía, Brasil, China y muchos más países. Más de 30.000 viviendas han sido diseñados por YOO en 27 países. Y los diseñadores Jade Jagger, Marcel Wanders, Kelly Hoppen y Anouska Hempel se han unido a la familia YOO, creando así una cartera de clientes que ofrece un diseño de lujo en muchas formas diferentes, desde las formas vanguardistas hasta las clásicas que más en el tiempo.

John nació en el seno de una familia de almas creativas; su padre fue el altamente respetado arquitecto, Brian Hitchcox OBE (Oficial de la Orden del Imperio Británico). Con tan sólo 19 años, decidió entrar en el mundo de las promotoras inmobiliarias y comenzó a trabajar por su cuenta con una casa en el sur de Londres. Al llegar el año 1988, la había vendido, había completado sus estudios de postgrado en Gestión y Marketing, y conocido a Harry Handelsman.

YOO es ahora una empresa galardonada, y una cuyo modelo muchos han intentado imitar. John vive en Londres con su familia; tiene una casa en Ibiza e incluso encuentra tiempo para hacer kite surf y jugar al tenis.


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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.


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Justin Dunne

F&B Concept Curator, APAC


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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.


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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.


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Maria Filar

Senior Designer


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Mark Davison

Jefe de Diseño

Mark completó las dos partes de sus estudios (partes 1 y 2) en la altamente respetada escuela de arquitectura en la Universidad de Canterbury. Comenzó a trabajar con John Hitchcox tan pronto como él se había graduado, ayudándole a crear la corporación Manhattan Loft Corporation. En los cinco años siguientes, fue Director Creativo, responsable de todos los temas de diseño desde la construcción de promociones hasta el diseño corporativo.

Tras llevar unos años con su propio estudio de arquitectura que resultó ser muy exitoso y rentable, Mark, una vez más se unió a John Hitchcox para ayudarle a crear YOO junto a Philippe Starck. El fondo arquitectónico de Mark y la experiencia práctica en el área de promociones inmobiliarias de vanguardia le ha dado una inusual y valiosa perspectiva sobre la maquinaria comercial de la industria inmobiliaria, así como sobre las expectativas de los clientes. Mark, que vive entre Londres y Sussex, supervisa la calidad de los resultados del estudio de diseño YOO Design Studio en todo el mundo.


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Marta Zaforteza

Executive Assistant to John Hitchcox


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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.


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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.


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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.

Blackrock

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.


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Olivia Dejeu

Social Media Executive


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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.


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Penelope Ferdinand

Legal Advisor


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Pia Hitchcox

Acquisitions & Development Manager - YOO Living


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Rachelle Munsie

Project Marketing Consultant


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Rea Patel

Finance & HR Manager


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Rich Millar

Vice President of Business Development, APAC


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Robert Allen-Mersh

Asset Manager - YOO Capital


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Rosanna Lawn

Acquisitions & Development Manager - YOO Living


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Songah Choi

Designer


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Sophie Grosset

Executive Assistant


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Tarek Merlin

Senior Designer


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Tim Potts

Technical Services Director


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Wassim ElBizri

Director de TI

Wassim llegó a YOO en 2008, después de trabajar como asistente en un pequeño negocio de TI. Él está aquí para dar apoyo técnico a todo el personal, y para cuidar de la infraestructura de la red. Waz cuenta con una interesante experiencia adquirida en un sinfín de países. Se crió en Beirut. Obtuvo su licenciatura en informática de la Universidad Técnica de Riga (RTU), y asistió a la University of East London (Universidad de Londres del Este) para obtener su Máster en ingeniería de sistemas informáticos.

Como era de esperar, su ordenador es la única cosa sin la que no podría vivir.


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