Triple Point Social Housing REIT Plc

The Triple Point Social Housing REIT seeks to address the ongoing housing crisis by investing in the UK social housing sector, providing sustainable high-quality homes which have been adapted for vulnerable adults with long-term care and support needs including mental health issues, learning disabilities, or physical and sensory impairment.

We believe everyone deserves not just a place to live, but a home that offers independence, stability and community. Our ambition is to be the leading UK Supported Housinginvestor, helping guarantee secure futures for people in need across the country, while ensuring that our shareholders have an ethical, solid, long-term income source.

About the Manager

At Triple Point, we create a wealth of opportunities for our investors, the businesses we partner with and the entrepreneurs that lead them. Founded in 2004, we manage over £1.5bn of private, institutional and public capital. Our specialist teams invest across four themes – real estate, debt, infrastructure and venture capital.

We look across industries and society to unlock value in uncommon combinations. Through our curiosity and experience, we originate differentiated investments that have consistently delivered, irrespective of market timing.

Triple Point exists to build enduring partnerships and exceptional investments that perform in the long term.

Management

The Delegated Investment Manager

The Board is responsible for the determination of the Company’s Investment Objective and Investment Policy and has overall responsibility for the Company’s activities except for any alternative investment fund management functions, which are provided by the alternative investment fund manager (“AIFM”), Langham Hall Fund Management LLP. The AIFM is responsible for portfolio management and risk management of the Company pursuant to the AIFMD. However, the AIFM has delegated the portfolio management of the Group to the Delegated Investment Manager, Triple Point Investment Management LLP (part of the Triple Point Group), pursuant to the Delegated Investment Management Agreement.

The key personnel of the Delegated Investment Manager who are involved in the provision of portfolio management services under the terms of the Delegated Investment Management Agreement are as follows:

James Cranmer

Managing Partner, Asset Originator

James joined Triple Point in 2006 to establish its flagship leasing business, Triple Point Lease Partners, which has grown to be one of the UK’s most active providers of operating lease finance into Local Authorities and NHS Trust Hospitals. James has over 20 years’ experience in structured, asset and vendor finance, and has been responsible for in excess of £1 billion of funding into UK Local Authorities, NHS Hospital Trusts, FTSE 100 and small medium sized companies. James is a graduate of St. Andrews University. He became co-Managing Partner in 2016.

Ben Beaton

Managing Partner, Fund Manager

Ben joined Triple Point in 2007 to lead the sourcing and execution of a broad spectrum of investments including renewable energy, long leased infrastructure and property bridge lending. He has established himself as an industry leader in matching capital with investment opportunities, building innovative products for investors and offering attractive and flexible funding solutions to a range of businesses, both in the public and private sector. Ben has a BSc (Hons) in Biological Sciences from the University of Edinburgh. He became co-Managing Partner in 2016.

Max Shenkman

Principal, Head of Investment

Max joined Triple Point in 2011 and has led investments across the product range. He has arranged both debt and equity funding for a number of property backed transactions in the social housing, infrastructure and agricultural sectors. Max has also been responsible for providing over £100 million of receivables financing to SMEs. Prior to joining Triple Point Max was an Associate in the Debt Capital Markets team at Lazard where he advised private equity clients on both the buy and sell side. Max graduated from the University of Edinburgh.

Freddie Cowper-Coles

Investment Manager

Freddie joined Triple Point in 2015. He is an Investment Manager in the Investment Team working exclusively for the Group, with a range of responsibilities related to origination and execution. He began his career as a solicitor, qualifying at Mishcon de Reya where he worked in the property department. Since joining Triple Point, Freddie has worked on a number of investments, including the firms' first investment into a construction company, and he has directly overseen the investment of over £80 million into social housing assets. Freddie has degrees in history from the University of Edinburgh and King's College, London, and holds the Investment Management Certificate and the Corporate Finance Certificate. 

Isobel Gunn-Brown

Partner, REIT CFO

Isobel joined the Investment Manager in 2010 and acts as Finance Director to the Group leading the financial reporting responsibilities of the Group in conjunction with the AIFM. At the Investment Manager Isobel is head of the Fund Management Services Department. Isobel is ACCA qualified with over 30 years' experience in the financial services sector. Her experience is wide-ranging and includes managing the financial reporting for eight listed venture capital trusts, managing the Investment Manager's FCA regulation and reporting requirements and monitoring investee company compliance with HMRC regulation. 

Ralph Weichelt

Investment Director

Ralph joined the Investment Manager in 2017 as a member of the Investment Team. Prior to joining the Investment Manager, Ralph was a partner in Chalkhill Partners LLP, a debt advisory firm focusing on commerical real estate debt origination via institutions and debt capital markets. Prior to this, he held a number of positions in pan-European real esate entities spanning fund management, transactional work (sourcing/underwriting/execution) and advisory. His experience of over 20 years spans across all investment strategies, ranging from core, value added to opportunistic. Ralph is also a qualified Chartered Surveyor. 

Justin Hubble

General Counsel

Justin joined the Investment Manager in 2017 as General Counsel. He began his legal career as a barrister in New Zealand before moving to the UK where he worked as a private practice lawyer at City firm Ashurst during the dot-com era. On leaving private practice he pursued in-house roles as the General Counsel of several high growth, disruptive tech businesses from start-up to float. Justin is qualified as a barrister & solicitor in New Zealand and as a solicitor in the UK. He is a graduate of Otago University, New Zealand and holds a Master of Laws degree from University College London. 

Board

The Directors of the Company, all of whom are non-executive, are listed below.

All of the Directors are independent of the Delegated Investment Manager and the AIFM.

Chris Phillips

Chairman

Chris is the current non-executive Chairman of Places for People, the UK’s leading registered social landlord, with over 150,000 properties, and 1,500 employees. He brings with him more than 35 years’ experience of real estate and listed companies experience. Of note is his role at Colliers where, after heading its residential consultancy business, he became the first Managing Director of Colliers Capital UK Ltd (Colliers commercial real estate property fund), from 1998 to 2005. Chris is chairman of Londonewcastle, a leading residential led, mixed-use developer in London and he was previously a member of the Octopus Healthcare Advisory Board which invests, develops, and creates partnerships to deliver innovative healthcare buildings to improve the health, wealth and wellbeing of the UK.

Tracey Fletcher-Ray

Non-Executive Director

Tracey has considerable expertise as an executive and non-executive in the care and support sectors. Tracey is currently non-executive director to L&Q Group, one of the UK’s largest Housing Associations and developers, and Managing Director of Caring Homes, a leading provider of care homes for the elderly.
She spent nearly two years as Managing Director at Berendsen PLC, where she was in charge of developing the company’s healthcare business, strategy and growth and eight years at Bupa UK, holding Managing Director roles in the Care Home business which involved contracting with and providing services on behalf of local authorities and the NHS, and Bupa Health Clinics, operating as a member of the Bupa UK Board.

Professor Ian Reeves CBE

Senior Independent Director

Ian is the senior partner and co-founder of Synaps Partners LLP, an international business advisory firm. Among a number of other appointments, Ian is currently visiting Professor of infrastructure investment and construction at Alliance Manchester Business School and chairman of GCP Infrastructure Investments Limited, a FTSE 250 company. He was the founder and chairman of the High-Point Rendel Group PLC and led the development of its multi-disciplinary group of companies specialising in business, management and engineering technology consultancy, with a network of offices in Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and the US. Ian was president and chief executive of Cleveland Bridge Worldwide Group and Dorman Long as well as chairman of the London regional council of the CBI and other public and private bodies. Ian currently holds a number of other directorships in the construction, financial and security industries and was awarded his CBE for services to business and charity in 2003.

Peter Coward

Non-Executive Director

Peter was, until the end of June 2016, a Senior Tax Partner at PwC (specialising in property), for whom he had worked since 1977 and was a partner from 1989. He has a BA in Economics and qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1980. Peter has worked with private and quoted businesses, from small entrepreneurial firms to large international organisations across a wide spectrum of industries advising on structuring and the tax implications of complex international transactions. He has a detailed knowledge and understanding of tax regimes worldwide and of organisational and project structuring to optimise the tax position.

Paul Oliver

Non-Executive Director

Paul has over 35 years’ experience in real estate development and investment management in both the UK and Europe. He has been at the forefront of the establishment of property funds since 1991. Paul established Equity Partnerships Limited, promoting and managing collective investment schemes, which merged with the Teesland Group in 2000. In 2002 he launched Teesland plc on the London Stock Exchange, building funds under management to €6.5 billion before its sale to Valad in June 2007. Paul is currently chief executive of Curlew Alternative Asset Management, focused on specialist or alternative sectors of UK and European real estate which are under-exploited, immature and where first or early mover advantage can reap better returns.