Martin Skinner – Founder & CEO

Martin Skinner

A seasoned entrepreneur and property investor, Martin has experienced many of the highs and lows of business and property investment over the years and remains a passionate advocate of small businesses, private investment and property development in London.

He set up, grew and sold his first technology business directly after leaving university with a Business Computing degree. He then developed a substantial high-yield portfolio of houses rented out to young professionals around Canary Wharf. Nice Group - a fast growing London property development and management group - soon followed, as did two substantial joint ventures with large fund managers. After establishing portfolios of more than £150m (yielding more than 10% gross), Martin and his business partners sold 25% of their £30m operating business.

He now combines experience in London property investment, finance and technology through Inspired Asset Management. With a portfolio approaching £350m GDV, Inspired has established a number of substantial Joint Ventures through which it is rolling out its unique high-tech, high-spec, and affordable private housing across Greater London.

As an expert on residential property development in London, Martin is a regular speaker at Real Estate Fund conferences and forums including MIPIM, PIN, Euromoney, and CASS Business School. He has also featured prominently in the BAFTA award winning BBC series The Tower as well as in Property Week, the Financial Times and on BBC Radio 4 and 5.

Adam Tokarski – Development Director

Adam Tokarski

Adam is a Civil Engineer with 15 years' experience in Design & Build projects, largely across the East Coast of the USA. He has worked for some of the largest construction companies in the world such as Turner Construction, PC Construction and Torcon, on a variety of both private and public projects across various market sectors.

Adam's macro experience has developed unique analytical and planning skills; he defines value from the customer's perspective and fully understands the logistics required to deliver all Inspired developments in a timely manner and to the highest quality. Adam graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from New Jersey Institute of Technology.




Peter Ball – Investment / Acquisition Director

Peter Ball

Peter has over 30 years of experience in the commercial property sector specialising over the last 20 years in investment and fund management.

As Head of Property at Sun Life of Canada he was responsible for restructuring the property team and implementing a revised investment process which under-pinned award winning performance across various client portfolios. Consistency of performance was recognised by awards including the Public Treasurers Investment Award 2000 and the Estates Gazette/Investment Property Forum Awards in 2000/2001.

Peter has direct experience of acquisition, asset management, development and disposal in the retail, retail warehousing, office, industrial and warehouse sectors of the real estate market.

Neil Kerridge – Construction Director

Neil Kerridge

Neil has more than 30 years engineering and management experience in the construction industry, working in both consulting and contracting environments on projects around the UK and in the Asia Pacific and Middle East regions. A Chartered Civil and Structural Engineer, he has worked across a wide range of project types and sectors, from residential and commercial developments to transportation, environmental, geotechnical, maritime and industrial commissions.

Now specialising in Project and Design Management, he brings to Inspired this technical background allied to commercial experience, having fulfilled the role of Contract Administrator / Engineer on many projects. Primarily tasked with managing Inspired's Impact House scheme, he will also input across the company's development activities


Stuart Ross – Head of Investor Relations

Stuart Ross

Stuart's passion is connecting investors to the right deal in today's highly profitable real estate environment. His extensive experience in property investment dates back to 1993, before which he pursued an investment banking career. This long track record has allowed Stuart to develop a vast network of motivated, experienced, and results-driven property experts and investors.

At Inspired, Stuart is involved in managing deals all the way from inception to investor packs. His thorough research and analysis helps to ensure that investors receive a clear and concise view of any deal and how it will benefit them.

He also hosts a monthly property meeting in Croydon, where an average audience of 80 people hears from guest speakers discussing the latest property investment strategies.

Alexei Ghavami – Marketing Manager

Alexei Ghavami

Alexei has a wealth of experience in PR and marketing, specifically within the property sector where he has worked with commercial developers, housebuilders, architects, planners, contractors and property lawyers.

Prior to operating as an independent consultant, Alexei worked in business development for Mishcon de Reya's Real Estate department as well as at several leading PR agencies in London, including TTA Group (now Good Relations Property), a Chime Communications plc company. He holds a BA in Politics and a RICS accredited MSc in Property Development and Planning.

 

James Ball – Development Manager

James Ball

James joined Inspired Asset Management as a graduate surveyor armed with a 2.1 in Real Estate Management from Oxford Brookes University. As the third generation of his family to go into the profession, the industry is in his blood.

He brings a wealth of previous industry experience including internships with the National Investment team at Jones Lang Lasalle, the Acquisitions & Disposals team at Mapeley, the Real Estate department at Linklaters, and even a brief spell at Acuitus - a leading commercial auctioneer.

James currently assists in the the day to day management and analysis of acquisitions, working closely with our retained agents. He also makes a valuable contribution to a range of other daily appraisal and investor relationships tasks across the business.

Simon Hohenberg – Head of Acquisitions

Simon Hohenberg

Simon is an experienced Acquisitions Manager with a strong track record. He has been successful in introducing and completing on deals valued in excess of £100m during his career and has a far reaching network of agents and industry contacts. Simon has acquired a number of high profile sites across London and the South East on both an open market and off market basis, each providing between 100-1000 residential units.

Prior to joining Inspired, he worked for both National housebuilders and regional developers, including Redrow Homes, Barratt Homes and IDM Properties. He gained first class honours in his BSc Hons Planning & Development degree at Nottingham Trent University.

 

Florien Rijkens – Customer Care Manager

Florien Rijkens

Flo Joined inspired Asset Management in May 2016. She is a strong professional with a bachelor's degree focused in Law from the University of Westminster. An experienced Sales Coordinator with a demonstrated history of working in the real estate and financial services sectors, Flo is skilled in case management, customer service, time management and teamwork.

She previously worked at the Financial Ombudsman Service and a lettings specialist focusing on the HMO market.

 

Justyna Narkiewicz – Executive Assistant & Office Manager

Justyna Narkiewicz

Justyna joined Inspired in early 2017 as the office administrator, helping all company divisions with the full range of administrative and accounting support services, in particular HR and payroll, stock and budgetary control. Her 4 years of experience have been gained from large national operators such as Selco and an intimate family business in her home country of Poland, where she graduated from the University of Warmia and Mazury with a Sociology degree and a level 2 ILM in team leadership.