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.
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, sediado em Hong Kong, é responsável pela criação de oportunidades de negócio na região da Ásia-Pacífico e pela administração cotidiana do escritório. Andrew tem mais de 17 anos de experiência imobiliária nos mercados asiáticos. Ele foi um dos fundadores da Cushman & Wakefield em Hong Kong e, antes de se juntar à YOO, Andrew foi Diretor Executivo de Investimentos Internacionais na Knight Frank Hong Kong, supervisionando todas as transações transfronteiriças entre seus escritórios internacionais, incluindo projetos residenciais e marketing, investimentos hoteleiros e empreendimentos turísticos.
Fora do escritório, Andrew é um artista de origami “verde” que utiliza papel ecológico ou reciclado. Ele criou uma série de lanternas grandes em origami para um renomado restaurante espanhol em Hong Kong e publicou um livro em 2000 para a Paramount Movies – Star Trek Paper Universe (Simo & Schuster).
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 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’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.
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.
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.
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
James trabalha com o Presidente da YOO, John Hitchcox, desde 1994, quando se juntou à Manhattan Loft Corporation como Gerente de Vendas e Marketing. Esteve envolvido no marketing de todos os projetos da Manhattan Loft e tem uma longa e vasta experiência de trabalho em estreita colaboração com equipes de design e de construção. Sua experiência anterior no mercado imobiliário incluiu dez anos no setor de vendas de residências, onde ele foi diretor de uma corretora imobiliária localizada na zona ocidental de Londres.
Com a YOO desde o início, James teve um papel fundamental no desenvolvimento da marca e da sua presença como parceiro internacional de incorporação imobiliária. Ele atualmente comanda o programa de implementação internacional e é responsável por todos os aspectos do desenvolvimento empresarial na YOO.
A combinação única de ambição, empreendedorismo e inteligência para o design de John Hitchcox teve um efeito sem precedentes na incorporação imobiliária em Londres e mais além desde 1992. Foi nesse ano que ele criou a Manhattan Loft Company com o sócio Harry Handelsman, trazendo para o mercado espaços domésticos incríveis, esculpidos em generosos edifícios pós-industriais, de um tipo que nunca antes tinha sido oferecido em Londres.
Em 1998, com seu grande amigo e gigante do design, Philippe Starck, Hitchcox criou a YOO, uma empresa de design revolucionária que visa criar espaços residenciais ainda mais incríveis e prestar serviços de design e marketing a incorporadoras. Atualmente a empresa é tão grande que tem projetos ativos em todo o mundo - na Rússia, Turquia, Brasil, China e muitos outros países. Mais de 30 mil casas em 27 países foram projetadas pela YOO. Os designers Jade Jagger, Marcel Wanders, Kelly Hoppen e Anouska Hempel se juntaram a família YOO, criando um portfólio que oferece design de luxo sob muitas formas diferentes, do design de vanguarda ao clássico mais duradouro.
John nasceu em uma família de criativos. O seu pai era o respeitado arquiteto Brian Hitchcox OBE. Com apenas 19 anos, decidiu entrar no mundo da incorporação imobiliária e começou sozinho com uma casa no sul de Londres. Em 1988, ele já tinha vendido a casa, completado uma pós-graduação em Gestão e Marketing e conhecido Harry Handelsman.
A YOO é hoje uma empresa premiada e cujo modelo muitos tentaram imitar. John vive em Londres com sua família, tem uma casa em Ibiza e até encontra tempo para fazer kitesurf e jogar tênis.
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.
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 oversees the sales, marketing and distribution for YOO Hotels and Resorts. This includes Branding, Collateral, Communication, Digital Marketing, Pricing and Owner Relations.
Mark completou ambas as partes de seus estudos (partes 1 e 2) na escola de arquitetura altamente respeitada da Universidade de Canterbury. Começou a trabalhar com John Hitchcox assim que se graduou, ajudando na criação da Manhattan Loft Corporation. Em cinco anos, tornou-se Diretor Criativo, responsável por todas as questões de design, desde o desenvolvimento imobiliário ao design corporativo.
Após alguns anos gerenciando sua própria empresa altamente lucrativa e bem-sucedida, Mark se juntou novamente a John Hitchcox para o ajudar a criar a YOO com Philippe Starck. Sua formação em arquitetura e experiência prática na área de empreendimentos de ponta deram a Mark uma visão única e valiosa sobre maquinaria comercial da indústria imobiliária, assim como sobre as expetativas dos clientes. Mark, que vive entre Londres e Sussex, supervisiona a qualidade da produção do YOO Design Studio em todo o mundo.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Wassim chegou à YOO em 2008, depois de trabalhar como assistente em um pequeno negócio de informática. Está aqui para dar apoio técnico a todos os funcionários e para cuidar da Infra-estrutura de Rede. Waz tem uma ligação pessoal com vários países. Cresceu em Beirute. Se formou em Ciências Informáticas na Universidade Técnica de Riga e frequentou o mestrado em Engenharia de Sistemas de Computação na Universidade de East London.
Sem surpresa, a única coisa sem a qual ele não pode viver é o seu computador.