BOARD OF DIRECTORS
TYLER E. GOODWIN — Founder and CEO
Tyler is the Founder and CEO of Seaforth Land. He has 30 years of global real estate experience, including 20 years in Asia working through both the Asian Financial Crisis and the Global Financial Crisis. Tyler has worked in property development, advisory, investment banking, principal investment, and investment management ,and has lived and worked in North America, Asia and Europe. He has a deep knowledge and understanding of sovereign and institutional real estate investors.
Most recently Tyler was the CEO of Lodha UK, where he was their first hire. Lodha UK was awarded Deal of the Year for their acquisition of One Grosvenor Square at the Property Week Resi Awards 2014. That same year Tyler was ranked #35 in the “Estates Gazette 2014 Power List 50” as one of the 50 most influential people in the UK property industry.
Prior to Lodha, Tyler was based in Hong Kong and was a Managing Director in JPMorgan’s Global Real Assets business where for over 3 years he was Head of Asian Client Strategy responsible for advising Asia’s largest sovereign and institutional investors on allocation and strategy related to real estate and infrastructure. He has been an investor in both Deutsche Bank’s and JPMorgan’s Real Estate balance sheet investing businesses where he invested in real estate through equity and debt. During his final two years at JPMorgan, Tyler sat on the Asset Management Global Advisory Council, and also sat on the Urban Land Institute’s North Asia Executive Committee 7 years. Prior to this, Tyler spent five years at Urban Land Capital in Hong Kong, Shanghai and Vancouver investing in real estate and private equity and worked in real estate development in Indonesia for seven years.
Tyler has a Master’s Degree in Real Estate Development from the University of Southern California’s Price School of Public Policy and has been a member of the Price School’s Board of Councillors for 8 years.Tyler E. Goodwin — Founder and CEO
KURT ROELOFFS — Chairman of the Board
Kurt is the Founder of Protean Capital, an early-stage venture capital group. Prior to founding Protean, he was the Global Chief Investment Officer of RREEF Alternative Investments, the investment management division of Deutsche Bank responsible for real estate, infrastructure, and private equity investments, where he had oversight of $65 billion of assets under management in over 30 countries in North America, Europe, and Asia. As Chief Investment Officer he engineered, implemented, and supervised an entirely new approach toward RREEF’s investment management philosophy and practice, including its approach toward portfolio construction, transaction execution, risk management and sustainability. Over the course of his career, Kurt has held several senior positions within RREEF / Deutsche Bank including CEO Asia and Managing Director.
Kurt holds a BA from Columbia University and an MBA from The Wharton School at The University of Pennsylvania.Kurt Roeloffs - Chairman of the Board
STEPHEN S.S WONG — Non-Executive Director
Stephen is the Founder of Atelier Capital Partners (ACP), where he serves as Managing Director and is responsible for the overall strategic planning, finance, and operations of ACP’s real estate investments and development across key global gateway cities including Hong Kong, Shanghai, Singapore, Shanghai, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Seattle, Vancouver and London. During the early 1990s, he founded and has since served as Managing Director for Edward Wong Development Company Limited.
In the early 2000s he founded and now serves as Chairman for the Chongbang Group – a Shanghai-based real estate development company with investors including GIC, Ivanhoe Cambridge, and APG.Stephen S.S. Wong - Non-Executive Director
JENNY HAMMARLUND — Independent Non-Executive Director
Jenny Hammarlund has nearly 20 years of experience in private equity, 15 of them focused on real estate acquisitions. She is currently the Managing Director and Head of Europe at Cadillac Fairview, the $36 billion real estate investing business of Ontario Teacher’s Pension Plan. Prior to her role there, she was a Managing Director at H.I.G. Capital and was previously a Director at KKR, where she was focused on sourcing and executing real estate investments across Europe.
Prior to this, Ms Hammarlund was a Director at Värde Partners in London and a Vice President at Lehman Brothers Real Estate Partners in New York where she focused on real estate investments in the US. She has participated in transactions totaling more than €20bn of value across multiple asset classes and geographies.
MS Hammarlund holds an MBA from Columbia Business School and speaks four languages.Jenny Hammarlund - Independent Non-Executive Director
JOHN BAKER — CFO
John has 28 years of experience in finance, fund structures, regulated investment businesses, client reporting and operations. Prior to Seaforth, John was CFO of Round Hill Capital, a European private equity real estate investor and specialist in student accommodations and the private rented sector. Before that, John was the COO of DTZ Investors where he had a key role in winning new mandates and structuring fund products.
Previously, John worked at Lazard in both their venture capital business and property investment management businesses. He also spent six years working at Guardian Property, a part of Guardian Royal Exchange plc. As well as his real estate experience, John has worked as an investment director in two venture capital firms where he was involved in assessing new investments, making investments, and working with the management teams as a non-executive director.
John is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales. He earned is bachelor’s degree in Mathematics and Management from London University and earned his MBA from London Business School.John Baker - CFO
MARCUS HALE — Chief Development Officer
Marcus joined Seaforth with over 20 years of global real estate development experience. He mastered his trade at some of the most highly respected companies in the industry, including at PATRIZIA, Tishman Speyer, CBRE, and U.S. Equities Realty. He has worked across four continents delivering value-add and development projects including office, retail, residential, hotel, healthcare, education, and cultural uses.
Marcus has been a long-standing and active member of ULI. He has served on the UK and European Executive Committees, was a Founding Member of the ULI NEXT Global Leadership Initiative, sat on the steering group that brought the award-winning UrbanPlan UK to local schools, and was a recipient of the Urban Land 40-Under-40 award in 2016. He graduated with an MEng (Hons) in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Birmingham, earned an MBA in Real Estate Finance and Investment from DePaul University, and is qualified as a Chartered Engineer.
CHRIS RAILSTON-BROWN — Director of Development
Chris joined Seaforth as Director of Development in December 2020. He is a Chartered Construction Manager and has over 10 years of experience across residential, hospitality, commercial office, retail, and infrastructure sectors. Chris started off his career working in the Major Projects delivery sector at Mace Group where he focused on the delivery of two prime residential projects, Three Quays and Chilton Place. Following this Chris transitioned into Development Management and joined Taylor Wimpey Central London where he was responsible for the delivery of high-end residential projects in Zone 1. More recently Chris worked for Platform assisting clients with the delivery of complex development projects. His main focus at Platform was working with Northwood Investors on the feasibility, acquisition and development of their Central London assets, in particular on the redevelopment and refurbishment of 90 Long Acre in Covent Garden.
Chris has a BSc (Hons) in Project Management for Construction, a MSc in Construction Management from the University of Brighton, and has completed an 18-month executive training programme at Imperial College London.
LACY DOBSON — VP Development
Lacy joined Seaforth with 7 years of construction and development experience at the likes of LabTech, WeWork, and Mace. Prior to Seaforth, Lacy was a commercial development manager at Labtech London. Before that, she gained experience working for Wework and Mace in several locations across Europe, working across multiple sectors including office hospitality, and leisure.
Lacy earned a BSc (Hons) in Architectural Design from Coventry University and an Msc in Construction Commercial Management from University of Westminster. She is currently completing her MCIPS.Lacy Dobson — VP Development
JON ALLGOOD — Head of Asset Management
Jon joined Seaforth in 2022 as Head of Asset Management after 20+ years at The Crown Estate where, as Senior Asset Manager, he was responsible for the office element of their 10m sqft. Central London Portfolio. He has extensive experience in commercial design development and leasing including major projects such as The Marq, St James’s Market, The New Burlingtons & 20 Air Street.
He is an industry expert in the future of the office, new ways of working and improving end user experience within real estate. This led to him driving The Crown Estate’s move into cowork and flex leasing products such as 1 Heddon Street. He is also passionate about sustainability and lessening our negative impact on the environment both personally and corporately.
Jon is a board member of the British Council for Offices, alumnus of the Real Innovation Academy, has PgDip in real estate valuation & Law from Bayes Business School, and is a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.
FARRAH LABORDE — Operations Manager
Farrah joined Seaforth in 2018, her primary responsibilities are to ensure the smooth operation of the Seaforth business which includes looking after the wellbeing of its team and ensuing quality management. In addition she takes a lead in HR and ESG matters.
Prior to Seaforth Farrah worked for Office Concierge, London’s Leading Reception Management company where she was the Business Support Manager and worked her way up the ladder to managing multiple London locations including the oversight of serviced office receptions, operations, and contract negotiations.
Farrah brings with her 9 years of experience in corporate hospitality having been responsible for managing multiple London office locations.Farrah Laborde — Operations Manager
LUIGI PISCHEDDA — VP Asset Management
Luigi has a range of responsibilities in acquisitions, asset management, and research. He is responsible for carrying out investment analysis and asset-level due diligence for new acquisitions, as well as being responsible for performance monitoring and reporting for existing and potential transactions. Finally, Luigi is responsible for market research and thought leadership, which helps drive Seaforth’s investment strategies.
Luigi’s European real estate experience spans over 12 years. Prior to Seaforth, he worked for IPD/MSCI, the UK’s leading provider of property performance analytics, where he was responsible for large Pan-European fund accounts. In addition to his UK responsibilities, he was also responsible for IPD’s Italian business development where he was able to leverage his network and language skills to add value to IPD’s business.
Luigi has his BSC in Business from Bologna University and a Masters Degree Real Estate Investment & Finance from the University of Reading.Luigi Pischedda - VP Asset Management
TEO HAO YUN — VP Investments
Teo sits on the acquisitions team and is responsible for the origination, analysis, and execution of new transactions. Teo joined Seaforth in 2017 as an analyst responsible for research and investments and has since graduated to associate and senior associate through his development of deep market knowledge and execution experience.
Prior to Seaforth, Teo was involved in both consultancy roles and valuation roles in Asia. He was a Consulting and Research Executive in DTZ Malaysia, providing consultancy services to a multitude of development and refurbishment projects. His experience ranges from advising on large-scale townships to the development of skyscrapers across different use classes in Malaysia.
Teo earned his Master’s Degree in Real Estate Finance with Distinction from University of Reading. He was also awarded Dean’s Excellence award within the Real Estate & Planning School.Teo Hao Yun - VP Investments
SINA AHOUR — Senior Associate
Sina joined Seaforth as an Associate after completing his MBA studies in July 2021. Prior to Seaforth, Sina was an Investment Manager at a US-based value-add office investor where he led the underwriting, negotiations, due diligence, closing and onboarding of new acquisitions. While in the US, Sina managed a portfolio of 1.2 million sq ft. Sina started his career in investment sales at Avison Young, where he underwrote and marketed land, office, and retail investments for sale to financial sponsors.
Sina earned his MBA from the Saïd Business School at Oxford University and his Bachelor’s degree from Vanderbilt University. He speaks fluent French and English, having grown up in Switzerland and the United States.Sina Ahour - Senior Associate
BOARD OF ADVISORS
SUSAN FREEMAN — Mishcon De Reya Real Estate Practice, London
Susan is a Partner in Mischon’s Real Estate department. An experienced real estate lawyer with extensive knowledge of the UK real estate industry, Susan is a known collaborator, bringing together industry leaders in design, development, investment, finance, policy and law.
She is ranked in Property Week’s Women’s Power List, which pronounced her “a world-class networker” with “a contact book full of CEOs”. Susan is an active member of a number of property-related organisations, including the British Property Federation, The London Chamber of Commerce Property and Construction Committee, and the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Property Forum.
SIR STUART LIPTON — Lipton Rogers Development LLP
Sir Stuart is at the forefront of innovation, place-making, planning and industry leadership. He is at the centre of creating a large proportion of London’s most iconic developments. During his career he has led the development of over 30 million sq ft of central London real estate.
He is the Co-Founder of Lipton Rogers Developments LLP, a real estate development business focused on major projects in and around central London. Sir Stuart has been a commercial developer since the late 1960’s. He was the founding Chairman of the Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment, a UK government initiative, and a member of the Royal Fine Art Commission. He has been a Board member of many arts organisations including the National Theatre and the Royal Opera House.
He is a Life Trustee of the Urban Land Institute, a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architecture. In 2000 Sir Stuart was honoured with a knighthood for services to the property industry and to the environment.
R. RALPH PARKS — Former Asia Chairman for Oaktree Capital Management and JP Morgan Chase
Ralph is a veteran in global investment banking, investment management and finance with more than 40 years’ experience holding senior management positions in Asia Pacific, Europe and the United States.
Between 2007 and 2012, Ralph was Chairman of Oaktree Capital Management (Hong Kong) where he had executive responsibilities as well as being jointly responsible as a portfolio manager for their Asian Private Equity Fund. Oaktree’s global AUM in 2012 was approximately US$80bn.
From 2001 to 2006, Ralph was the Executive Chairman for JPMorgan Chase Asia Pacific leading the business in 14 countries with 8,500 employees and $4 billion of revenues (2006). Ralph served on the Global Investment Banking Operating Committee and the Global Executive Committee.
YONG HAK HUH — Founder & CEO First Bridge Strategy Limited
Yong Hak is an experienced investor, trusted advisor and M&A practitioner, and is the former CIO for the HKMA Private Markets & Direct Investments.
In 2015, he founded First Bridge Strategy Limited to help life insurance companies, pension funds, and sovereign wealth funds succeed in building long-lasting, robust investment portfolios in alternative investments and to provide creative solutions to improve existing portfolio returns.