“Together, from experience accumulated over a lifetime of living and working in the region, we have created a fast growing and innovative property company.”
Pigeon was established as a property company in 2000; Pigeon Investment Management Ltd was formed in 2008 and now manages investments in strategic land, commercial property, renewables, and other real estate related opportunities. The Board is supported by considerable in-house professional resource including chartered surveyors, town planners and engineers.
Executive Chairman firstname.lastname@example.org
James joined Pigeon as Executive Chairman in January 2011 after a career of 32 years at Bidwells, of which 10 years were as Senior Partner. He is a well recognised figure in the national property market having advised landowners, developers and institutions on all aspects of property development and promotion. James leads the land promotion activity for Pigeon.
William is a co-founder of Pigeon and was formerly a Board member of Savills (L&P) where he had overall responsibility for the Eastern Region. He has extensive knowledge and experience of the property markets, identifying opportunities and providing financial solutions to complex property matters.
Richard has a wide range of commercial experience gained from leadership roles in the property, agricultural, cleantech and financial sectors. Having co-founded Pigeon, Richard manages the day to day Pigeon business.
William van Cutsem
Investment Director email@example.com
William is a co-founder of Pigeon and was formerly a member of the Savills investment team. As Investment Director he leads the investment activity for Pigeon where his role is to evaluate opportunities and provide the analytical expertise to build a secure and balanced portfolio for Pigeon’s Investors. He is a member of the Investment Committee.
Planning Director firstname.lastname@example.org
Simon was appointed Planning Director at Pigeon in 2012, bringing with him a wealth of experience in the public and private sectors. He is a member of the Royal Town Planning Institute, an Associate Member of the Royal Institute of British Architects and Eastern Region Chairman of the Home Builders Federation. Simon is responsible for identification, screening and delivery of Pigeon Land and other land promotion projects.
Finance Director email@example.com
Ian joined Pigeon in 2016 and was appointed to the Board as Finance Director in 2019 . Having qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Baker Tilly, Ian worked with Greene King, Acteon, and Willis, in a range of financial roles, with particular experience in project management and strategic business planning. Ian is responsible for all Pigeon financial matters, and management of the Finance Department.
Associate Director firstname.lastname@example.org
James joined Pigeon in January 2016 after spending two years consulting for Pigeon as a project manager on several development sites. He is now managing a number of mixed use and land promotion projects and identifies new opportunities for the expanding land bank. Prior to Pigeon he worked with Buccleuch Property and Knight Frank, before working for private property companies which focused on planning and development in the alternative investment market.
Senior Development Manager email@example.com
Elena is a qualified Chartered Surveyor. She joined Pigeon in August 2015 to work with the Land Promotion team on a large portfolio of projects.
Elena was previously with a firm of East Anglian chartered surveyors where she was responsible for assessing development sites and advising on land sales. She completed her professional qualifications while working for London firm Montagu Evans.
Senior Land Manager firstname.lastname@example.org
Ed joined Pigeon in June 2019 and is responsible for managing existing projects and sourcing new opportunities for land promotion across the East of England. Ed has previously worked for Countryside Properties, Barratt David Wilson and Gladman where his roles included securing both strategic and immediate opportunities throughout the East and South East of England, and ongoing project management. Ed also has experience in the financial markets starting his career at Hawksmoor Investment Management. Ed is a qualified Chartered Surveyor.
Associate Director email@example.com
Ben joined Pigeon in 2014 and is responsible for managing existing projects and the identification of new opportunities. Prior to joining Pigeon he worked for property developer Morston Assets, where he was responsible for various mixed use schemes across the country. He started his career at Savills where he advised landowners and developers across East Anglia.
Associate Director firstname.lastname@example.org
Hugh is a qualified Chartered Surveyor who has been employed by Pigeon since 2012. His principal roles are the management of various mixed use projects and identifying new opportunities. Prior to joining Pigeon, he worked in retail development for Churston Heard (now JLL) and with Fenn Wright undertaking various general practice work across the Eastern region.
Property/Office Manager email@example.com
Emma has been employed by Pigeon since it was founded and is responsible for the management of the office and the expanding Pigeon property portfolio.
Graduate Surveyor firstname.lastname@example.org
Emma joined Pigeon in 2019 after completing a BSc (Hons) in Real Estate at the Royal Agricultural University. She is enrolled with the RICS and currently working towards her APC qualification through the commercial real estate pathway.
Graduate Surveyor email@example.com
Harry joined Pigeon in 2019 after completing his Master’s degree in Real Estate Finance and Investment. Prior to joining Pigeon Harry gained experience managing a national portfolio of rural assets for Zurich Assurance, and worked for a prop tech company in London. Harry is enrolled with the RICS to become a Chartered Surveyor within the finance and investment pathway.
Associate Director firstname.lastname@example.org
Rob joined Pigeon in 2015, having previously worked for property developer Morston Assets, where he was responsible for managing all aspects of Town Planning across a nationwide portfolio of mixed-use developments. He started his career at Bidwells where he advised landowners and developers across East Anglia. Rob has a proven track record of delivering commercially viable planning permissions and promoting sites through the strategic planning process. His commercial background and planning knowledge strengthen Pigeon’s already considerable planning expertise.
Senior Planning Manager email@example.com
Andrew has over 13 years’ experience working in all aspects of planning. With a wealth of experience of residential, leisure and commercial developments, he has a proven track record in project managing consultant teams to assist project delivery and construction programmes. Andrew’s extensive planning knowledge and experience makes a valuable contribution to the Pigeon development team.
Senior Planning Manager firstname.lastname@example.org
Neil joined Pigeon in September 2018, bringing over 18 years of experience from a planning consultancy background within London and the Eastern Region, latterly as a Partner at Bidwells. During his time in consultancy Neil gained extensive experience in land promotion and was responsible for delivering a wide range of schemes including residential, commercial, infrastructure, retail and leisure developments. Neil’s specialist knowledge and experience, with particular expertise in housing land supply, economic development and Environmental Impact Assessment further strengthens Pigeon’s development team.
Senior Technical Manager email@example.com
Ryan, a qualified Civil Engineer, joined Pigeon in July 2016 following 12 years spent with Taylor Wimpey plc where he was responsible for infrastructure design and the management of a variety of external engineering disciplines for the company. Ryan’s civil engineering background, technical knowledge and extensive commercial experience of housebuilding makes a valuable contribution to the work of the Pigeon development team.
Engagement Manager firstname.lastname@example.org
Claire joined Pigeon in March 2018, having worked in a number of roles with communications, marketing and events at their core. Claire is a skilled and experienced communicator who will be managing community and political engagement on Pigeon projects. Her extensive experience of communication within both the private and public sectors, to a wide variety of audiences, makes a distinct contribution to Pigeon’s activities.
Design Co-ordinator email@example.com
Justyna joined Pigeon in January 2020 having worked for building consultancy PCH Associates and multi-disciplinary consultancy Calfordseaden where she was part of a team responsible for a variety of development projects. The combination of a First-Class Honours Degree in Building Surveying and her experience within all areas of the planning and development process will enable Justyna to make a valuable contribution to the Development Team.
Company Accountant firstname.lastname@example.org
Paul has over 30 years experience as an accountant and is responsible for management of the Accounts Department.
Financial Administrator email@example.com
Louise joined Pigeon in 2013 to assist the Company Accountant with the daily financial activity.
Assistant Financial Accountant firstname.lastname@example.org
Tom joined Pigeon in 2020 to assist the Company Accountant with the daily financial activity. Tom is currently studying towards his ACCA qualification.
Executive PA email@example.com
Nicola is Executive PA to James Buxton, William Stanton and William van Cutsem. She joined Pigeon in August 2016 having spent 15 years at Greene King as a PA to the Senior Management Team.
CEO Designate firstname.lastname@example.org
Giles leads the Cambridge Power Ltd business. He developed his energy expertise during 10 years at Savills (UK) Ltd where he set up and ran part of the Savills Energy national team specialising in commercial solar investment and deployment for private and institutional clients. Having now set up his own business, he advises on private energy investment projects.
Energy Projects Development Surveyor email@example.com
Connie joined Pigeon in January 2021 to assist predominantly with the rapid growth of Cambridge Power Ltd. Connie works with the team to identify and secure new energy storage and generation projects. Connie previously worked as a land agent in the Eastern region and is a qualified Chartered Surveyor.
Patrick has over thirty years’ experience in raising money for investment management businesses, working in senior / board roles for both large and specialist investment groups. He has developed and managed a large number of client relationships in many different countries. Patrick joined the Pigeon group of companies to co-found Pigeon Capital Partners Ltd in May 2020.