Our Team

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Nathan Pickles

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Oliver Purches

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Jayesh Mistry

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Consultant

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Consultant

Nathan is a former partner at Centrus Advisors and Director at TradeRisks, and has held many senior corporate finance interim and consultancy roles in the affordable housing industry, including at L&G Affordable Homes, Thirteen Group, Southern, One Housing, Paradigm, A2Dominion and Hyde. Nathan formerly trained as financial modeller and advisor with KPMG Corporate Finance.​

Nathan is an ACMA qualified chartered accountant and AMCT qualified corporate treasurer, and holds a first class BSc (hons) degree in Mathematics and Biology from Durham University, alongside CISI certificates in Corporate Finance and Investment Management.

Oliver has over 15 years’ experience across banking and corporate finance. Oliver is a former Associate Director at JCRA (now part of Chatham Financial), and prior to that spent 8 years at HSBC investment bank leading infrastructure financing and advisory mandates. Oliver has held various in-house, interim and consultancy positions including at Clarion, Southern, Thirteen Group, and L&G Capital. Prior to that Oliver worked for KPMG Corporate Finance as an advisor and financial modeller.

 

Oliver holds an MA (hons) in economics from St Andrews, alongside CISI Certificates in Corporate Finance, Derivatives, and Securities. Oliver is also an ACCA qualified accountant.

Jayesh is a former PwC Associate Director who specialised in housing, regeneration and Public Private Partnerships (PPP). Jayesh held the position of Head of Investment and Financial Planning & Analysis at L&G Affordable Homes, responsible for financial planning, funding strategy, development programme modelling, and leading a team of investment professionals to support acquisitions and JV opportunities. Jayesh has also worked with a number of public housing bodies, advising on large scale housing led development and JV projects. Jayesh also has a background in decarbonisation technologies.

Jayesh is an ACA qualified accountant and holds a BSc (hons) Management Science degree from the University of Manchester.

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Larry Hobson

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Balwant Basran

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Alan Green

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Associate

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Associate

Larry is a development finance and financial planning specialist with over 20 years experience working with clients in the housing, education and charity sectors. Prior to that Larry worked in consultancy at PwC. Larry has undertaken FP&A assignments for numerous housing clients including Paradigm, Southern, Sovereign, Swan, Lewisham Homes, Notting Hill Housing Group (now Notting Hill Genesis), and Family Mosaic (now merged with Peabody). Larry has also recently worked with Cancer Research UK and University of London.

 

Larry is a chartered accountant and established the business modelling unit for PwC Consulting in South Africa.

Balwant is an experienced former head of treasury and financial planning & analysis, responsible for treasury, delivering new funding, business planning, stress testing, mergers & acquisitions and development finance. Balwant has over 15 years’ experience across corporate finance in the social housing sector.  Balwant has held various senior in-house, interim and consultancy positions including at One Housing, Bromford, PA Housing and Midland Heart.  Prior to that Balwant worked in the utility sector for RWE nPower on mergers and acquisitions. Balwant is currently on assignment as Head of Strategic Financial Projects at One Housing.

 

Balwant is an FCCA qualified accountant and holds a BSc (hons) Computing with Business Studies degree from Queen Mary University of London.

Alan is an experienced development consultant specialising in all aspects of residential development and regeneration, from initial site idenfication through planning and contracting, to handover and sale or letting. Alan has an excellent understanding of assessing development opportunities and carrying out financial appraisals to ensure viability, as well as a strong professional network to draw upon. Alan previously led the development departments at housing associations including East Thames Group (now L&Q), Ocean Housing and Plus Dane Housing.  Prior to moving into consultancy in 2020, Alan led Legal & General Affordable Homes’ development programme from inception, as Regional Director of Development. 

 

Alan holds a BSc in Industrial Design from Napier university and an MSc in Urban Regeneration from University College London.