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.

Martin Nathan – Chief Operating Officer

Martin Nathan

Martin has worked in corporate finance for over 20 years. Working for multinationals in the real estate, industrial and service sectors from UK, Indonesia and India, he has a wealth of experience in capital raising, fund structuring, securitisation, financial planning, reporting and compliance.

He is actively involved in all developments from acquisition through delivery to completion, responsible for structuring capital stack and arranging senior debt, mezzanine, equity and facilitating joint ventures. He oversees all investment strategies, acquisition, sales, talent management and performance improvement to deliver the best value for stakeholders.

Martin is a Chartered Accountant and holds a BSc Mathematics degree from American College, India and MBA from MK University, India.

Damian Cox – Non-Executive Officer

Damian Cox

Damian joined Inspired as a part time non- executive officer in April 2018. He brings a wealth of finance and sector experience to the senior management team.

He is currently a partner at property development and investment company Capitalise Assets LLP. He co-founded Capitalise in 2009 and to date they have delivered over £18m of pre-tax profits for the partners and over £10m for equity investors. He previously worked for Network Rail where he was the Head of Finance for the Commercial Property division.

Damian qualified as an accountant in 1993 after completing a graduate scheme with WH Smith PLC. In 2000 he joined The Berkeley Group and was appointed Divisional Finance Director for various group companies, including Berkeley First, the specialist student and affordable housing developer.

Jeremy Beck – Development Director

Jeremy Beck

Jeremy’s experience in planning, designing and managing of construction and major infrastructure projects spans more than 30 years. It reaches from the UK, Indonesia and Hong Kong to Brunei and Africa - from hotels and residential schemes to airfields, highways and bridges. Jeremy brings to Inspired the experience and knowledge gained as Managing Director of JAMM Construction Consultancy Ltd, Associate Director of Carillion plc, an Executive Director of Clarke Bond Group and Non-Executive Director for Parmarbrook Ltd amongst other notable positions. Expertise in management, business development, civil engineering and technical delivery of projects make him a key part of the Inspired management team.

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 - Head of Project Management

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

Alexander Shaw – Investment Manager

Alexander Shaw

Alex has well-rounded property investment experience, grounded in investment banking where he worked with Citi & Collins Stewart in both real estate fund raising and equity capital market roles. He then moved onto running and growing a London-based residential property company focusing on medium-sized first-time buyer projects (both new build and conversion projects) in gentrifying areas of the capital.

Alex's primary responsibility lies in large-scale capital raising, project finance and corporate finance initiatives, all vital for the continued growth of Inspired’s development portfolio. He maintains a strong direct involvement in property by growing and managing a private portfolio of residential properties across the UK.


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.

Oliver Baldwin – Head of Acquisitions

Oliver Baldwin

Oliver heads up the Acquisitions and Analysis team managing deal introductions and appraisals through to purchase completion. Working for Inspired for almost 4 years he has strong analytical and financial modelling skills, with the largest deal analysed to date being a landmark, multiphase development with GDV over £600m. He has contributed to each of Inspired's current development portfolio and continues to provide new deals for the pipeline through a strong agent network of agents.

Oliver graduated with a 2:1 in Real Estate Finance and Investment from Cass Business School.


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.


Andy Golding – Head of Marketing

Andy Golding

Andy's career began in database marketing campaigns for global household brands. Since 2008 his focus has been on real estate and, in particular, real estate investment, developing and managing marketing operations for a number of boutique investment houses. Recently Andy has expanded his experience through fundraising initiatives for large commercial developments such as Asian Business Port (London Docklands) and a number of Far Eastern-backed residential developments in London Docklands and Nine Elms.

Andy works with the capital raising teams at Inspired and has been instrumental in growing the company's user base. Keen on creating dialogue, he has introduced new marketing channels to the company which have grown steadily and extremely profitably since his arrival in 2016.


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 – Acquisitions Manager

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.


Oliver Boag – Acquisitions

Oliver Boag

Oliver’s focus is Inspired’s Acquisition and Development. After graduating from Oxford Brookes University with a BSc (Hons) in Real Estate Management in 2011, Oliver joined Inspired Asset Management as an intern assisting with daily acquisition work. He then secured a job at ARGUS software, providing property investment and development modelling training and appraisal support to property service providers and owners. After two and half years at ARGUS, Oliver re-joined Inspired Asset Management and its Acquisition and Development team.

Tom French – Development Manager

Tom French

Tom graduated in 2009 with a Building Surveying degree from Nottingham Trent University. He started his career with 8 years of experience gained at EC Harris LLP, part of Arcadis - the world's leading Design & Consultancy firm for natural and built assets. He moved from surveying roles into Project Management and has spent the last 7 years developing a broad experience covering hotels and all aspects of the residential sector on both the client and consultant side.

This experience is of great benefit to Inspired's Development Management team, where Tom is responsible for the efficient delivery of projects from inception through to completion both in and outside of the London region.


Isaac Mah – Investment Analyst

Isaac Mah

Isaac's degree from the European Business School (London) in Finance and Spanish adds to his ability to speak four languages, which he puts to use working in the investment team. He plays a key role in structuring debt and equity strategies for development acquisitions by the company, as well as liaising with private investors looking to maximise their property investment returns.

Prior to Inspired Isaac spent several years working for swiss-based VIP Asset Management across a portfolio of 300+ London apartments.


Julia Fuchs – Accounts

Julia Fuchs

Julia Fuchs joined Inspired Asset Management in August 2014 and works in the department Accounting & Finance. She is responsible for ensuring the effective operation of accounting and all financial activities. She graduated in Business Administration (B.Sc.) from the University of Duisburg-Essen (Germany). After her study she gained her first work experience in the field of finance in Vancouver (Canada).

Ewelina Niewiadomska – Accounts

Ewelina Niewiadomska

Ewelina skillset and sharp mind are obvious having completed a First Class Honours degree in 2013 studying Accounting with Management at the University of Westminster. Ewelina then went on to study for her ACCA qualification at Katherine and Kings College of London which she achieved with first time passes and is now working toward becoming a chartered accountant. Inspired is Ewelina's first job in the accountancy field and she is a vital member of the team.

Harry Wright – Acquisitions

Harry Wright

Harry registered his interest in property from a young age, gaining invaluable experience in firms such as Savills, BNP Paribas and Sladen Capital Partners.

Having recently graduated from Oxford Brookes with a BA Hons in Geography and Business Management, he offers a variety of skills which allow him to view new locations and potential sites from a different point of view, making him a valuable member of the acquisitions team. He is keen to further his learning and is exploring options for undertaking an MA in Property Finance alongside gaining further experience in the workplace.

Toby d'Ambrumenil – Assistant Development Manager

Toby d'Ambrumenil

Toby has been with Inspired since 2015, building on valuable experience working within proptech in the student housing sector and the burgeoning HMO market in the southwest of England. Now, as an Assistant Development Manager at Inspired, Toby works across all active sites facilitating the smooth progress of our projects, with a particular focus on rectifying any defects that may come into the development process.

Florien Rijkens – Sales Co-ordinator & Progression

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 – Office Administrator

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.



Adelina Ion – Personal Assistant

Adelina Ion

Adelina joined Inspired Asset Management in early 2017 to provide critical support to the CEO, COO and the board of Directors. Since graduating from Birkbeck, University of London, Adelina has worked exclusively in property investment and asset management and is now the cog that keeps the entire team ticking!