MELT Investment

ABOUT US

OUR HISTORY

MELT Investment is part of a group of property development and investment companies formed in 2002. In the last 19 years, we’ve built over 100 properties in London, Gloucestershire and Kent. Our current development projects have end values of over £100m and a project pipeline valued at over £200m.  

 

Over time our attention has shifted from residential to mixed-use projects and commercial development, with a particular focus on the hotel and aparthotel sector. To date, we have raised over £8m in equity for our projects.

 

While our primary focus is on property development, we have also built up a  residential and commercial property portfolio of over 50 properties. This includes Danby Lodge, a Grade II listed former hunting lodge set in a commanding position within thousands of acres of statutory forest in the Royal Forest of Dean, which we let on a short-term basis.

DESIGN-LED DEVELOPMENT

When evaluating and structuring projects, we employ a philosophy called Design-led Development. We pursue opportunities with a strong base case and significant potential for optimisation and value enhancement through design and planning. This ensures that our developments always make a minimum acceptable level of return while creating significant potential for upside profit.

RIGOROUS RISK MANAGEMENT

Our philosophy of Rigorous Risk Management consists of a set of well structured due diligence processes that enable us to identify risks and quantify associated costs. This compliments our design-led approach and enables us to minimise risk.

SENIOR MANAGEMENT TEAM

We have built a strong team of experts in their respective fields; from acquisitions to construction and marketing. 

Founder & CEO

Following a career in the technology industry, Evan set up MELT in 2002, a group of property development and investment businesses with a project pipeline worth over £250m.

Evan Maindonald

Founder and CEO

Chief Operating Officer

Kunle is known for Illustrious homes, an award-winning Construction and Design Management Company which he set up in 2004.

Kunle Barker

Chief Operating Officer 

Construction Director

James has over 20 years of experience in construction, and has built new homes across the UK with end values
of over £50m.

James Wood

Construction Director

Head of MELT Investment

After working for 10 years in technology implementation within the global investment banking environment, he spent the past 7 years in the property development sector.

Stuart Ross

Head of Melt Investment

Finance Manager

Chris has an extensive background in finance spanning over 4 decades. His expertise includes general accounting, taxes and financial law.

Chris Gray

Finance Manager

Head of Marketing

Zoe came to MELT from her own design and marketing agency. She has since built an internal, award-winning marketing team.

Zoe Allen

Head of Marketing