What started out as the conversion of small apartments in un-fashionable areas of London such as Islington,Hackney and Clerkenwell. Became a property empire that owned in excess of 7,000 residential units valued at over £1bn. Unlike the majority of developers, Andreas adopted a long-term strategy of retaining ownership of the properties he built, rather than simply, selling them at attractive prices. He thereby pioneered the concept of ‘Build to Let’ in the London residential market and built a strong and stable business that has gone from strength to strength.
Andreas decides to expand the group by diversifying its portfolio, to include Commercial property, such as Hotels, Offices and Retail properties. Whilst also widening its geographic scope, by acquiring seven Retail Centres throughout Europe. Thereby quickly establishing itself as a major player, within the Hospitality business.