Richard Selby

Partner, Head of Development

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Richard Selby joined Brockton Capital in 2014 and has 27 years of experience.

Before joining Brockton Capital, Richard ran Grantham Associates, and was an active co-investor and joint venture partner of the Brockton Capital Funds. Richard worked on the following investments: (a) Fund I at 6–9 Buckingham Gate and 60 Curzon Street and (b) Fund II at Newcombe House, Notting Hill, Urban Market Company, Camden Lock Market and The Post Building, Museum Street.

Richard formally started his career in the property industry in 1989. Having originally gained his grounding in the West End Business and Development team at Hillier Parker (now part of CBRE), in the late 1980s / early 1990s, Richard moved into the family development business, before establishing Grantham Associates in 1998.

Richard was The Blackstone Group’s development partner on 3–10 Grosvenor Crescent, achieving planning permission for the change of use of a Grade II listed office building into 15 luxury apartments. This project occurred in 2003–2005, when David Marks was working at The Blackstone Group and led the transaction. Richard has also worked recently with the Realstar Group on Bolton Studios, a project involving the refurbishment of 29 studio and two bed apartments in prime Chelsea, and with DGRE on 1 Palace Street where he achieved planning consent for the change of use and redevelopment of a 240,000 sq ft office building directly opposite Buckingham Palace to 78 prime, residential apartments.

After 27 years in the business, virtually all of it in the development field in the UK, Richard has gained extensive, detailed knowledge and practical, hands-on experience across most sectors of the real estate market including private and social residential, offices, hotels, and retail. He has been involved in over 25 projects with a combined GDV in excess of £2.1 billion and procured 32 planning consents throughout his career. Richard has a particular focus on large and complex urban mixed-use schemes, as well as finding innovative design solutions for listed and Historic England -protected sites.