Apache Capital and Present Made bolster senior teams with new hires and promotions.

• Apache Capital has appointed a Senior Associate Director for Transactions and Structuring while Present Made has appointed Operations Director and Head of Land and Planning

• Apache Capital has also promotes five senior team members to Executive Director following the appointment two ESG-focussed Senior Associate Director

• Growth reinforces Apache Capital’s market-leading presence in UK build-to-rent and follows recently announced £1.7bn strategic partnership with KKR

17th December 2021 — Apache Capital, the UK’s leading investment manager focused exclusively on living real estate, and Present Made, the company’s single family housing BTR platform and the first of its kind in the country, have announced a string of senior appointments and promotions.

Former Apache Capital advisor Claire Ezekwe joins from the globally renowned law firm Trowers & Hamlins LLP, strengthening its restructuring team as Senior Associate Director for Transactions and Structuring. 

Ezekewe brings over 10 years of legal experience in real estate finance and has worked closely with Apache Capital over the last few years to support the delivery of the UK’s largest premium multifamily housing portfolio with Moda Living. 

Ezekewe, who has managed development finance transactions across the Midlands and the North from £60m to £120m as part of the joint venture’s roll out, becomes Apache Capital’s third hire of the year following the appointment of Andrew Hill as Senior Analyst and Olga Ledlie as Commercial Finance Manager, drafted in primarily to support the company’s fast-evolving ESG strategy. 

Apache Capital has also announced the promotion of Denis Aghaizu, Andrew Park, Mark Peck, David Williams and Jamie Snary to Executive Director positions, while Nikki Price has been promoted to Senior Associate Director of ESG & Operations.

The promotions have been made to strengthen the key pillars of Apache Capital’s investment function, ranging from finance to legal; structuring and analysis; investor relations; operations; ESG; and asset management. 

Mervyn Howard, Executive Chairman of Apache Capital said:

Apache Capital has exciting plans for 2022 and beyond to follow what has been a highly successful 2021.

This success would not have been possible without the hard work and dedication of our team, which is reflected in the promotions we have announced today and will be built upon by the wave of new hires we have brought into the business.”

Present Made, launched by Apache Capital in May of this year as the UK’s first vertically integrated single-family housing platform, have appointed Duncan Williams, formerly of Countryside Properties, as Head of Land and Planning while Anthony Lewis joins as Operations Director. 

Lewis was instrumental in the development and execution of operational management strategies at co-living pioneer The Collective, overseeing flagship developments in Canary Wharf and Royal Oak.

Present Made will deliver over 3,000 purpose-built and designed smart rental homes across the South East, with former Crest Nicholson Development Director Alan Penfold overseeing daily operations as its Executive Director. 

Two sites have already been acquired in the Oxford-Cambridge Arc, where many of the homes will be delivered through modern methods of construction as part of a wider ESG-driven strategy.

Richard Jackson, Managing Directorat Apache Capital and CEO of Present Made, said:

“A professionalised and institutional approach will represent the bedrock of the UK rental market as we look into the future, and our investments in both our portfolio and the internal team are a real statement of  intent in this respect. 

Apache Capital and Present Made also continue to invest heavily in their respective ESG strategies as the industry enters a pivotal transitional phase.”