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William is a Founding Director of Pigeon and leads the strategic direction and the company’s business development. He works with the Commercial, Land Promotion and Funding teams at Pigeon.
William was formerly a Board Member of Savills (L&P) Plc, and during his 30-year career has gained extensive knowledge and experience of the property market. He is a founding director of Cambridge Power, one of the largest battery storage companies in the UK.
William is a Chartered Surveyor, a member of the CLA and former Director of the Suffolk Development Agency. He enjoys a range of sports when the seasons allow, including tennis, cricket, golf, skiing, and running the family farm.
William van Cutsem
William van Cutsem
William is a co-founder and Investment Director for Pigeon. He is Chairman of the Investment Committee and leads the investment activity for both commercial and residential sectors. He works closely with the Pigeon teams to evaluate opportunities to find strong returns for the risks taken. He helps manage the Pigeon Group and is particularly involved in the strategic growth of the business.
William is a Chartered Surveyor and previously worked in the Investment Team at Savills.
Emma joined Pigeon in 2019 as a Graduate Surveyor following a degree in Real Estate at the Royal Agricultural University. She has since completed her APC, qualifying as a member of RICS in June 2022 and progressing to become a Development Surveyor.
In her role at Pigeon, Emma assists with the management and delivery of strategic commercial and mixed-use development projects.
Away from work, Emma enjoys socialising with friends and family, and spending time in the countryside – usually on a horse or walking with a couple of Labradors.
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Hugh is responsible for the acquisition and management strategy for Pigeon’s commercial development business. He joined Pigeon in 2012, attracted by the company’s entrepreneurial spirit, recognising that there was a great opportunity to be part of its growth story.
Hugh is a qualified Chartered Surveyor, and, prior to Pigeon, he worked at various consultancies in London and the Eastern Region.
Away from work, Hugh is usually found playing (and now more regularly watching) sports.
Ben joined Pigeon in 2023 and manages construction projects across the logistics and residential sectors, working closely with the Pigeon teams and external consultants. With his strong track record in delivering construction projects, he enjoys bringing his experience into the business to provide advice and guidance to colleagues. Ben enjoys working on projects where he can take a more forward-thinking approach, carrying out due diligence and careful planning upfront to ensure a considered approach – and a better outcome.
Away from work, Ben will often be found on two wheels on his motorbike, or with his four-legged friend on a long walk. He is also pretty handy at making furniture!