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Apartment Complex

About Us

Hadrian Real Estate PLC is set to become a leading North East based property development company 

delivering Build-to-Rent (BTR) projects in the UK private rental sector. The company is focused on creating residential communities in excellent locations by providing thousands of new homes over the next three to five years.


Hadrian Real Estate is set to deliver high quality developments through a combination of innovative design, in depth analysis of locations, and rigorous research of target markets.

By investing intelligently and maintaining our focus on managing and mitigating risk we aim to both revolutionise the UK rental market and maximise return to our investors.


Board of Directors


Andrew Marsh

Non-Executive Director and Chairman of the Board

Andrew has extensive business, leadership and governance experience, having held executive and non-executive roles in a variety of sectors such as gaming, technology, oil, financial services, public sector, e-commerce, customer services, utilities, SME and charities.


Rachel Turnbull

Non-Executive Director

Rachel has over 20 years of financial experience, and has served on the main boards of many reputable companies. She currently works for Dalmore Capital Partners where she’s establishing a new asset management organisation.

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Kevin Willetts

Non-Executive Director

Kevin joined Hadrian Real Estate PLC and a non-executive director in 2021.  He is currently the Executive Director of Development Sales and Procurement at ExtraCare Charitable Trust, and is responsible for the site identification, construction and sales of the largest retirement villages in the UK. Prior to that he was a director at Mercian Housing Association, which was undergoing the UK’s biggest social housing development programme for an organisation of its size during that time. Following this, he became a main board director at three national plc’s with full responsibility for their social housing offering.

Gavin Fraser

Managing Director

Gavin has worked in the Construction and Development field for over 25 years, holding senior leadership and director positions at Ballast Nedam, Rok Plc and Balfour Beatty. Gavin was National Housing Director for Rok Plc, helping grow the business from £250m to £1bn turnover in 10 years, including £300m per annum of residential projects for the Private Rental and Affordable Housing sectors.
Gavin has performed various roles as a non-executive adviser to Directors at Kier, Macquarie, United Living and Forrest, helping to grow their businesses through the creation of investment grade products in residential and energy.

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Steve Brown

Legal Director

Steve graduated from the Medical School of the University of Newcastle upon Tyne with an honours degree in Pharmacology in 2002. Working as an analyst for Scottish and Newcastle Breweries for a short period of time he returned to education, undertaking a law conversion degree at the University of Northumbria before qualifying as a barrister and being called to the Bar in 2005. He practised in a variety of areas focusing on litigation and contract disputes until 2010 when he cross qualified and was admitted to the roll of solicitors of England and Wales. 


Stewart Renfrew

Chief Financial Officer

Stewart has over 35 years of finance, operational and general leadership experience. He qualified as a Chartered Accountant with a Big 4 firm and then, following a return to University, was called to the Bar in 2009. He has worked for PLCs, PE-backed and privately-owned businesses in a range of sectors, including manufacturing, transport and logistics, engineering, and waste. His previous role was as Managing Director of a business which grew 68% in 12 months.

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