A seasoned entrepreneur and property developer, Martin set up, grew and sold his first technology business directly after leaving university with a Business Computing degree.
Martin is combining his experience in London residential property, finance and technology to build Inspired Asset Management. With a portfolio approaching £250m GDV, Inspired has established a number of substantial Joint Ventures through which it is rolling out its unique high-tech, high-spec, and affordable Inspired Homes across the UK.
Magdalena Skinner founded Inspired Holdings with Martin Skinner in April 2012 and serves as its COO. She is also CEO of Inspired Construction and Inspired London.
Previous financial experience includes working at Nice Group, HSBC Bank PLC Regional Service Centre, Europe and P.R.E.S.C.O as a debt recovery specialist and at Kredyt Bank S.A Poland.
Magdalena spent the first part of her career running her families Hotel and Restaurant business in Poland and holds a masters’ degree in Economics from the University of Economics in Poland.
Martin has been our Head of Finance since June 2015. His previous experience included roles as Financial Controller at PSL Group and Nice Group, a property development company.
His experience includes a broad range of financial and commercial responsibilities including change management, system implementation and internal controls. Martin is an Associate member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and holds a BSc degree in Mathematics.
Neil joined Inspired after working with Countrywide Land and New Homes across their South East Region.
Neil’s experience in the field of New Homes with a wide range of developer clients including Bryant, Taylor Wimpey, Galliard, Berkeley and Crest, gives him unparalleled knowledge of varied sales and marketing strategies for a range of developments and markets.
Neil also ran his own property consultancy for 4 years working for retained clients on land acquisition, sales and marketing management and development appraisal.
Peter has over 35 years experience in the commercial property sector specialising in investment and fund management. Previous roles include Head of Property at Sun Life of Canada and SLC Asset Management and Director of Property Fund Management at Credit Suisse Asset Management. In 2003 he formed his own property company and backed by GE Capital delivered a successful investment campaign focused on London. He then lead the creation of a new property investment team for PFI outsourcing specialist Mapeley. As CIO Peter played a pivotal role in the flotation of Mapeley Estates on the UK Stock exchange in 2005 and capital raises. He was responsible for the deployment of over £1.2 billion of capital in the UK commercial real estate sector before taking on a Consultancy role in 2013. Peter has advised a number of Institutions and is currently using his expertise in acquisition, asset management, and development in diverse sections of the real estate market to advise Inspired.
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.
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
Irfan is a Fellow Member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants UK. He started his career as an audit trainee with BDO and worked in practice for over seven years gaining extensive audit and financial reporting experience. His first role in the Property sector was that of a Financial Accountant with Galliard Homes where he gained valuable insight and experience in property development.
Before joining Inspired Group he was working as a Senior Fund Accountant in the Financial Services sector for Augentius UK. His role comprised of providing financial reporting services to a portfolio of Real Estate and Private Equity Funds and managing a team of accountants.
As Finance Manager he is responsible for the management and operations of the finance function and providing support for various developments across London.
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).
Raj comes from a property sales background, previously working for Countrywide, with extensive experience working alongside both developers and buyers. His strong entrepreneurial background enabled him to successfully set up sale centres from North America to Singapore. With experience in both property and construction, Raj has developed strong project management skills. A passion for photography and cinematography allows him to market his ideas and sales in a unique, creative way. Raj is now working within the Sales Department striving to give great customer service to all Inspired buyers and investors.
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, while he simultaneously pursued a career with computer network design for investment banks. 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. He also hosts a monthly property meeting in Croydon where guest speakers discuss the latest property investment strategies.
Vitalij started his career by doing internships in a Lithuanian construction company called Alvora and an investment management firm called Finasta. He joined RBS UK as a summer intern in 2010 and a year later came back as a full-time employee and spent 3 years there, working in Structured Finance, Real Estate Finance and Market Strategy and Solutions both in Edinburgh and London. Vitalij has worked on his Real Estate Crowdfund in Dubai and London for two years before joining Inspired Asset Management.
He has a Distinction MSc in Real Estate from the Cass Business School, an Upper Division Second Class Honours BSc in Management Science from the London School of Economics and has passed all three levels of the CFA Program.
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.
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.
Gili was brought on to the Inspired Asset team in 2015. He studied Accounting and Finance in Manchester and is on course to complete his ACCA certification.
Gili started his career at Yellow Brick Capital Advisers where he focused on reporting and analysis. His responsibilities included financial and real estate modelling & reporting, preparing internal due diligence reports, investor presentations and periodic reporting on investments.
Gili now works within the Inspired finance team where he assists in the acquisitions and researching of investments and the creation of presentations aimed at UHNWI.
Sandy came to Inspired after studying Economics, Politics and International Relations at Oxford Brookes University. Having started his career doing Marketing at Four Communications where his main responsibilities included media and marketing for London developers such as Berkeley Group, Knight Frank and other large property developers in London. Sandy now works with the Inspired marketing team with responsibilities ranging from day to day operations to strategic planning, product development and implementation of consumer and investor related communications.
Ben began his property career with an internship at Barratt Homes where he acquired valuable insight into all areas of the development process from site assessment to new build sales. Ben then went on to work at Christie & Co as a commercial negotiator within the Retail & Healthcare sectors gaining experience in property acquisition, research, marketing and sales.
Ben furthered his studies with an MA in Commercial Property at the University of Sheffield. With experience in both residential and commercial property across a variety of sectors and markets, Ben is a great addition to our Acquisitions Team where he is analysing acquisition opportunities and liaising with the various professional teams to assist in the development process.
Toby joined Inspired as an Intern in September 2015, after a gaining some valuable experience in the Property industry. Toby previously worked with DNA Property in Falmouth, who specialise in sourcing and redeveloping student property into HMO’s for private investors. This sparked his entrepreneurial spirit where he further developed an app concept for sourcing student housing. After his invaluable contributions during his internship, Toby joined Inspired as a permanent member and continues to be a pivotal member of the team.
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.