Who We Are

We were founded in 2010 by Dutchman Ernst ter Meulen and Englishman Simon Hartnell. Both are men of the world with a taste for adventure, whether on the high seas or in the world of business. Ernst’s and Simon’s entrepreneurial zeal and unparalleled knowledge of the European commercial property sector have driven the business ever since.

Over the years, we have brought in other talented individuals who share our passion for business and bring further knowledge, expertise (and some quirky hobbies!) to the business. The result is a strong and aligned team who all hold the same values and vision.

That vision is to build something of value and longevity. And to that end, we pursue every deal with the same single-minded determination we show when pursuing our other passions in life, from piloting a hot air balloon to endurance cycling. That 100% commitment is what enabled us to see early on how the emerging technology and data industries would impact the real estate business, and to take the lead in real estate advisory in data centers.

In just ten years, the business has developed a reputation for expansive industry knowledge and tenacious deal-making. We have done that by helping predominantly UK-based investment managers, along with overseas capital, to secure real estate and data centre assets in the UK and mainland Europe.

Our clients have included the likes of M&G Real Estate Investments, InfraRed Capital Partners, Singapore Telecom and Telemedia, 90 North Real Estate Managers and Virtus Data Centres. We’d love the opportunity to chat with you, so meet the team!