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A tightknit team with over 150 years’ experience between us, in every aspect of development, asset management, procurement, planning, and land promotion.

Colin Beasley FRICS

Director

On a day to day basis, Colin is focused on Graftongate’s programme of speculative and build to suit developments throughout the UK. He is always on the lookout for new land, funding and pre-let opportunities.



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Email: cbeasley@graftongate.com
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Colin Beasley FRICS

On a day to day basis, Colin is focused on Graftongate’s programme of speculative and build to suit developments throughout the UK. He is always on the lookout for new land, funding and pre-let opportunities.

Colin has a 30 year track record in commercial property development in both the public and private sector. After Director roles at Kingspark and Prologis he formed Graftongate in 2001 leading to the incorporation of Graftongate Investments with Phil and Henry in 2004.

Outside of work Colin is a keen walker and cyclist. He also has a passion for classic cars, particularly Austin Healey’s and has participated in various classic rally’s most notably the Peking to Paris rally in 2010. Colin is also a passionate supporter of Northampton Saints rugby club.

Phil Silk MRICS

Director

Phil has a penchant for identifying, acquiring and developing key industrial and warehousing sites throughout the UK, regenerating land where required, and delivering bespoke solutions to end users.



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Email: phil@graftongate.com
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Phil Silk MRICS

Phil has a penchant for identifying, acquiring and developing key industrial and warehousing sites throughout the UK, regenerating land where required, and delivering bespoke solutions to end users.

Phil joined Graftongate in November 2004 following four years as Vice President at industrial developer Prologis. For the preceding twelve years, Phil was at Jones Lang LaSalle where he led the Agency team in National Industrial and Development.

Whilst at Prologis, Phil led the southern development team, having responsibility for all acquisitions and development in the South of England.

In his spare time, Phil enjoys salmon fishing, shooting, and rugby.

Jamie Hockaday MRICS

Director

Jamie joined the Graftongate team in 2010 and predominately focuses on business in and around the Midlands. Jamie is based in the Birmingham office and is responsible for a number of joint ventures with land owners and funds, pre-lets and presales to end users and speculative developments.



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Email: jhockaday@graftongate.com
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Jamie Hockaday MRICS

Jamie joined the Graftongate team in 2010 and predominately focuses on business in and around the Midlands. Jamie is based in the Birmingham office and is responsible for a number of joint ventures with land owners and funds, pre-lets and presales to end users and speculative developments.

Previously, Jamie spent 5 years in agency followed by 10 years with developer Wrenbridge, where he was a Director and equity shareholder. In 2008 he established Wrenbridge’s Midlands office, quickly becoming a significant regional force in industrial, office and mixed-use development.

In his spare time, Jamie is a gentleman farmer in Warwickshire with a talent for raising prize Charolais lambs. Further afield, Jamie has a passion for skiing with friends and family.

Richard Smallman

Construction Director

Richard has been in commercial development for over 30 years and joined Graftongate in May 2017 to focus on project managing high profile and sizeable industrial developments from assembly and procurement through to delivery.



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Email: rsmallman@graftongate.com

Richard Smallman

Richard has been in commercial development for over 30 years and joined Graftongate in May 2017 to focus on project managing high profile and sizeable industrial developments from assembly and procurement through to delivery.

Richard began his career at Wilson Bowden Properties in 1985 and stayed there for 10 years before joining Kingspark in 1995 (now Prologis). After 6 years, Richard moved to Rosemound (now Goodman) as Construction Director and became a shareholder in 2003. Prior to joining Graftongtate, Richard most recently worked at Lynton Developments from 2012 – 2017.

Like many of the Graftongate contingent, Richard is an accomplished shooter but also has a keen eye for photography. In his spare time, he likes staying fit and active by going to the gym and also enjoys walking.

Marcus Phayer MRICS

Development Manager

Marcus joined Graftongate in January 2017 and has an aptitude for driving development sites forward from planning through to practical completion whilst overcoming various site constraints and challenges.



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Email: mphayer@graftongate.com
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Marcus Phayer MRICS

Marcus joined Graftongate in January 2017 and has an aptitude for driving development sites forward from planning through to practical completion whilst overcoming various site constraints and challenges.

Once a commercial agent, Marcus joined from CBRE in Birmingham, 5 years after stepping into the world of commercial property. For the 3 years prior to joining Graftongate Marcus worked in both London and Birmingham with a primary focus on the Midlands industrial and logistics market acting on behalf of owners, occupiers and investors.

In his free time Marcus plays 5-a-side football, is convinced this year is Liverpool FC’s year, and enjoys a round of golf playing off a handicap of 12.

Alex Thomason MRICS

Development Manager

Alex joined Graftongate in September 2018 with a focus on the managing and letting of speculatively built units, the day-to-day management of existing development sites, and the sourcing and appraising of new development and asset management opportunities throughout the UK.



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Email: athomason@graftongate.com
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Alex Thomason MRICS

Alex joined Graftongate in September 2018 with a focus on the managing and letting of speculatively built units, the day-to-day management of existing development sites, and the sourcing and appraising of new development and asset management opportunities throughout the UK.

Originally from Shropshire, Alex joins from Aberdeen Standard Investments where he spent 4 years working as a Portfolio Manager. For the 2 years prior to joining Graftongate Alex primarily worked for the Standard Life Investments Property Income Trust, a REIT listed on the FTSE where he was responsible for Fund acquisitions, disposals and asset management initiatives.

Away from work Alex enjoys surfing, running and is a passionate Shrewsbury Town FC fan.