Entrepreneurial UK property specialists
George Capital was established in 2014 by Ben Young who has been working in property for more than 25 years. He worked for British Land plc, one of the UK’s largest property companies, followed by Delancey, a large private equity real estate fund manager with funds under management in excess of £1bn.
Having worked with the Ritblat family (founders of British Land and Delancey) for most of his career he applies the same entrepreneurial and intensive approach to GCAP funds, joint ventures, and asset management mandates.
Years of experience
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The Management Team
Ben Young is a chartered surveyor who began his commercial property career in 1995.
After 9 years at British Land, where he was a director in the investment team, he moved to a senior role at Delancey. Ben was recruited by Jamie Ritblat (joint Chairman and CEO of Delancey) to drive acquisitions for the DV4 fund.
Ben has led a number of successful transactions, totalling billions of pounds, including the £40m acquisition for British Land of 39 Victoria Street SW1, which was sold for £140m, and the acquisition of Minerva (a £1.1bn publicly listed property company) for Delancey, which also realised exceptional returns.
In addition to these high profile London deals Ben has also worked on a number of large retail warehouse portfolio deals, including the acquisition of the Davidson family’s 50% share in BL Davidson for £253m, and the subsequent acquisition of retail warehouse specialist, Pillar, for £811m whilst at British Land.
Ben founded George Capital in 2014.