Meet our team of dealmakers, developers, and architects. A seasoned and ambitious bunch, no question. But also a team that approaches every project with humanity to ensure a positive impact.
Andrew McDonald MRICS MIPM FRSA
Property Acquisition & Disposals
Andrew has more than 25 years in the property investment and occupational markets. With a specialism in the retail property market, Andrew’s knowledge of the UK’s high streets, towns, and shopping centres is considerable. He is co-founder of Tandem Real Estate, a highly experienced commercial property agency focussing on Capital Markets.
Andrew has a wide range of experience across various asset classes and transaction types, including complex mixed-use property investment portfolios and leasing major London shop units, to advising on shopping centre developments. He also has an extensive network of contacts across property institutions, pension funds, and high profile property companies.
Andrew is a Member of the Institute of Place Management and a Fellow of the RSA, a Certified Master Practitioner of NLP and qualified in Effective Coaching & Mentoring with the ILM
When he’s not touring the UK for work, Andrew rides his motorbike or runs trail races for ‘fun’ near his home in Surrey. He’s completed the Marathon des Sables.
Paul Norbury MRICS
Property Occupier Services
Paul also acts as a consultant for developers, providing up-to-date market information and analysis on occupier demand and trends, ensuring they have their finger on the pulse through the bidding and development process.
With a specialism in the retail warehousing sub-sector of the retail property market, Paul is conscious of the sensitivities of our high street to external threats. He believes the town centres of the future will look radically different, providing an eclectic mix of experiential retailing, F&B, residential, and community uses.
When not touring the towns and cities of the UK looking at retail space, Paul can be found walking his dog on the local trails of west Berkshire or riding his motorbike, taking in the sites. He’s partial to a bit of fly-fishing, too.
Andrew Gower MRICS MAPM
Projects and Development Manager
As Chartered Building Surveyor and Project Manager, Andrew’s role at TheCredo.Group is to provide initial support and assessments of projects including an informed view of the construction elements. As each project is different, we create a project plan to deliver the required result which includes forming a best-in-class team full of the right people for each project.
A proven project leader from inception to completion with experience in development appraisal, funding and full-cycle project delivery.
Away from work, Andrew enjoys riding his motorbike, cycling and generally trying to keep up with his two daughters and very energetic dog.
Dicky Lewis RIBA, ARB
Architecture, Design & Planning
He began his career at Foster + Partners in London, working on a variety of projects from conception of designs, such as the competition win of 425 Park Avenue Office Tower in New York, McLaren Production Centre through to delivery, the technical design stage of Tocumen Airport in Panama.
Explorative and playful with a strong commercial head, White Red Architects offer contemporary design through a refreshingly efficient, ideas-led yet pragmatic process.
Ben Richards M.Eng
Architecture, Design & Planning
Ben has worked for 12 years in the construction industry with Architects, Structural Engineers and as a Technical Manager for the Berkeley Group before starting his own businesses.
He has extensive experience in development projects ranging from £50k refurbishments through to £1Bn mixed-use schemes in central London.
Ben Founded Aura Architecture which is a London based Architectural and Interior Design practice excelling at assisting clients in achieving maximum value from their projects in a sustainable and energy efficient way. He has also been a member of the BRE Academy (Building Research Establishment) providing ‘Education for Excellence in the built environment’.
Ben holds a Master’s Degree in Architectural Engineering, he is highly motivated and a natural problem solver. As well as his architectural work Ben is an experienced property developer, having completed numerous residential developments and commercial to residential conversions for his own portfolio.
Giovanni Patania RIBA
Architecture, Design & Planning
As the Lead Architect on the Champs-Élysées Apple store, Giovanni oversaw the design, MEP, and structural coordination for this $60m residential-to-commercial project, managing every step of the process. He has also been part of design teams of over £1.2b worth of projects from the UK, EU, and China.
Save The High Street
Working in conjunction with SaveTheHighStreet.org, TheCredo.Group provides additional support in filling vacant space and curating a tenant mix enabled to meet the needs of today’s shopping requirements and town centre environments.
Our role with SaveTheHighStreet.org is at both a strategy and an implementation level, providing full-scope property services throughout a project lifecycle. Our range of support includes: property agency and occupier services; architecture planning and design; building consultancy services; property sale and acquisitions.
A number of new solutions have been launched by the Vacancy Partnership where we are able to assist, including: high street incubators; tenant support innovations; tenant recruitment campaigns; high impact solutions for larger vacant space.
The Collaborative City
The Collaborative City is a partner network of TheCredo.Group. Working in conjunction with The Collaborative City, we can offer the strategic advice with the sort of ‘light touch’ that is often required at the drawing board of a particular project.
These additional skills available include, but are not limited to:
Site and context appraisals; Capacity and viability studies; Masterplans and development frameworks; Additional high street regeneration and placemaking support; Estate regeneration; Stakeholder engagement; Health and wellbeing; Outline and detail planning applications.
Depending on the project specifics, by partnering the ‘delivery’ skills available through TheCredo.Group with the ‘front end’ support requirements available at The Collaborative City, we are able provide a comprehensive concept-to-completion service.