The beginnings of Brickowner
Brickowner was founded to make property investment easier. In early 2017 we launched the first part of our business, a crowdfunding platform that would enable investors to access the kinds of property investment opportunities usually only available to the largest investors. We found that most investors are unable to locate the best property investments managed by the best property asset managers. If attractive investments were found, a significant sum would often be needed in order to be able to invest. Brickowner aims to solve these problems.
As of 2018 we also help property developers and asset managers onboard and manage their own investors using our platform. This saves them time and money, offers their investors a superior service, and lets them focus on managing the properties.
Brickowner aims to connect investors with great property investments
Brickowner aims to provide you with the ability to invest in the best property investment opportunities, managed by the best property asset managers. We offer investment opportunities within different property subsectors as well as both equity and debt. Whilst providing investors with an easy way to access and invest, we also help the property asset managers efficiently onboard and manage their investors.
Brickowner as a concept is formed
The seed of what was to become Brickowner was planted in mid 2015. By the start of 2016 we had formed the core team, and raised our first seed round for Brickowner via crowdfunding platform Seedrs, believing that the best way to build our own crowdfunding platform was to have a large number of people owning the business themselves. 2016 saw us designing and building the platform as well as drafting and finalising all the legal documents.
2017 began with Brickowner successfully completing the funding of our first investment, Abbeygate, with 45 new investors. 2017 saw us launch and successfully fund a number of opportunities spanning student housing, residential, hotel and industrial with both equity and debt.
Brickowner now and the future
In 2018 we have continued to grow the platform and provide what we feel are attractive investments for our users. 2018 also saw us launch the B2B side of our business which sees us helping property developers and asset managers manage their own investors, as well as providing them with new investors for their opportunities.
Founder & CEO
Founded Brickowner in 2015. Spent the 7 years prior to this investing in and managing property in East Anglia & East Midlands, with 14 year track record of property investment & management.
Founder & CCO
Experienced tech investor & entrepreneur, founder of Newsquare, a tech innovation agency running accelerators and programs for clients including Bayer, NHS England & the Government of Estonia.
Previously a manager for Deloitte LLP working with asset managers, investment banks and regulatory bodies to deliver operational capability. Prior to this, Gareth served as a Captain in the British Army.
Head of Marketing
Previously founded the comparison site Bring a Bottle. Prior to this, worked for over 6 years in property marketing roles and managed Argent Media’s flagship property title ‘The Resident Magazine’.
Director of Communications
A communications specialist with 20 years experience in Luxury Business and Lifestyle sector having worked with the Quintessentially Group. Previous clients include Samsung, BMW, Diageo and the Battersea Power Station development.
Graduated from the LSE with a degree in economics, with experience in econometric analysis and interest in evolving housing markets. His skills help identify relevant trends and aid Brickowner to source the best investment opportunities.
Advisory Board Member
Former Google Director, Europe – 17 years in online business development and partnerships. Currently advisor to Onfido.com and Co-founder of Pharmacierge, a medical platform delivering medication from consultants to patients.
Advisory Board Member
Expert in user experience for online platforms, having previously worked for & advised Microsoft, Vodafone, Sony & Orange.