Warehouse REIT plc is a specialist warehouse investor.

Our purpose is to provide the well-connected, high‑quality and sustainable warehouse space that our occupiers need to succeed and, by doing this responsibly, we generate positive outcomes for all our stakeholders.

Our vision is to be the UK warehouse provider of choice.

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ABout us

Board and investment advisor

Our aligned and experienced advisor board

AlignedIncentives KNOWLEDGEABLE INVESTMENT ADVISOR EXPERIENCED INDEPENDENT BOARD Sources opportunities and runs the day-to-day business Scrutinises and approves decisions and capital allocation

Corporate governance

  • Neil Kirton

    Non-Executive Chairman

    Neil was appointed as a Director and Chairman of the Company on 1 August 2017.

    Skills and experience
    Neil has over 25 years of experience working in the securities and investment banking industries, giving him a deep understanding of capital markets and investor needs.

    Other current appointments
    Neil is also a non-executive director of lngenta plc.

    Past appointments
    Until December 2021, Neil was a managing director and co-regional head, EMEA, Forensic Investigations and Intelligence at Kroll. Neil was formerly global head of equity distribution at ABN AMRO Bank NV and a member of ABN AMRO’s Global Equity Directorate. He was head of UK equity sales and deputy chief executive at Hoare Govett, head of equities at Bridgewell Securities, head of corporate finance and CEO at Arbuthnot Securities and an executive director of Arbuthnot Banking Group plc.

  • Aimée Pitman

    Non-Executive Director

    Aimée was appointed as a Director of the Company on 1 August 2017.

    Skills and experience 
    Aimée has over 30 years’ experience in strategy development across various sectors, most notably real estate, travel and leisure, and financial services.

    Other current appointments
    Aimée runs her own strategy consulting business, Pitman & Co. Consulting. As an independent consultant, she works as a client director with Eden Mccallum LLP, a London-based consultancy firm, where she co-leads the Travel & Leisure and Property practices. She is also a non-executive director of Native Holdings Ltd and sits on the Advisory Board of McArthurGlen.

    Past appointment
    Aimée was a Vice President within MAC Group/Gemini Consulting’s strategy practice and went on to work over a number of years with European travel group TUI, supporting it on strategy, distribution and operational excellence.

  • Lynette Lackey

    Non-Executive Director

    Lynette was appointed as a Director of the Company on 15 November 2018.

    Skills and experience 
    Lynette is a chartered accountant and experienced non-executive director. She has considerable knowledge of financial matters and of the real estate sector.

    Other current appointments
    Lynette is also a Non-Executive Director of Centaurea Investment Limited and a member of council at the London Chamber of Commerce & Industry. She is also a partner in her business advisory firm one5two LLP focused on growing businesses.

    Past appointments
    Lynette, was until recently, a non-executive director of Places for People Group and chair of its regulated board. She was previously the Senior Independent Director and chair of the Group audit and risk committee of the Group board. Lynette was a partner of BOO LLP for ten years, where she was responsible for a portfolio of real estate investor and developer clients. She is a former partner in Greenside Real Estate Solutions, as well as the chair of the Association of Women in Property. She also served on the boards and as Chair of the Audit and Risk committees of the London Chamber of Commerce & Industry and Land Aid Charitable Trust.

  • Dominic O'Rourke

    Non-Executive Director

    Dominic was appointed as a Director of the Company on 13 September 2023.

    Skills and experience 
    Dominic has over 25 years’ experience in the property industry with a particular focus on retail and logistics. He has a strong track record formulating, managing and unwinding property vehicles, joint ventures and commercial partnerships.

    Other current appointments
    Dominic is the Group Property Director for Next Plc where he is responsible for a large real estate, construction and facilities management team. Dominic is a board member, trustee and finance committee member for the University College of Estate Management ("UCEM").

    Past appointment
    Dominic was a Director and Retail Executive Committee Member at Land Securities Plc. He also served on the boards of Broadway Homelessness and Support (now St Mungos) and Regent’s University London.

  • Simon Hope

    Non-Executive Director (non-independent)

    Simon was appointed as a Director of the Company on 24 July 2017.

    Skills and experience 
    Simon studied Estate Management at the Royal Agricultural College, Cirencester and is a Fellow of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors. He also holds an MBA from Reading University.

    Other current appointments
    Simon is a Senior Advisor at Savills UK Ltd. Simon is the Executive Chairman of Tilstone and represents Tilstone on the Board. He is also the founder and Vice-Chairman of Ironstone Asset Management Limited, the Investment Advisor to Life Science REIT plc.

    Past appointments
    As chairman of Savills Fund Management, he chaired Grosvenor Hill Ventures until 2006 and helped to establish the Charities Fund Property Board, which has a current fund value of approximately £1.5 billion and is the first Common Investment Fund available to all charities in England and Wales that directly invests in UK commercial property. Simon was on the Savills Group and plc boards from 1999 to 2021. As part of Savills Investment Management, he was chair of Savills UK Limited’s proprietary trading arm, Grosvenor Hill Ventures Limited.

  • Stephen Barrow

    Non-Executive Director (non-independent)

    Stephen was appointed as a Director of the Company on 24 July 2017.

    Skills and experience 
    Stephen is an experienced global equity investor, giving him an in-depth understanding of capital markets and institutional investors.

    Other current appointments
    Stephen is a member of the advisory board of Glia Ecosystems Limited and a non-employee partner of Absolute Return Partners, where he manages his own portfolio. Stephen is Chairman of Ironstone Asset Management Limited, the Investment Advisor to Life Science REIT plc, a UK-listed company, which invests in a diversified portfolio of properties across the UK, which typically provide benefit to the life science sector.

    Past appointments
    In his former roles as chief investment officer at lronBridge International and head of global equities at Deutsche Asset Management, Stephen managed over £5 billion of assets for a wide variety of clients, including many large global institutions.

  • Andrew Bird

    BSc Hons, MRICS

    Co-Managing Director

    Andrew founded the Tilstone brand in 2010 to focus on commercial property investment and development.

    After identifying opportunities within the warehouse sector, the focus moved in August 2013 to creating the Tilstone Property Portfolio, which the Company acquired as its seed portfolio as part of the September 2017 initial public offering. As Managing Director of Tilstone, Andrew takes overall responsibility for strategy, direction and business performance.

    Prior to founding Tilstone, Andrew was appointed as property director to the board of Barlows plc in 1994, a north­-west-focused commercial property company with a listing on the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange. He was subsequently part of a consortium that took the company private in 2001. The business created a separate asset management company through which Andrew served on the investment committee of Westbury plc, a quoted property fund (2002-2007). Andrew has also served as a non-executive director of Dee Valley Group plc, at that time a London Stock Exchange quoted water utility company.

  • Aimée Pitman

    Non-Executive Director


    Skills and experience 
    Neil has over 25 years of experience working in the securities and investment banking industries, giving him a deep understanding of capital markets and investor needs.

    Other current appointments
    Neil is also a non-executive director of lngenta plc.

  • Nick Clayton

    MA, FCA

    Head of Corporate Finance

    Nick brings over 18 years of real estate investment, fund management and corporate finance experience. Nick began his career in real estate in investment banking, before moving across to investment and fund management roles within private equity real estate.

    He was previously Investment Director at sustainable real asset manager Astarte Capital, where he was responsible for identifying and sourcing investment opportunities and managing JV partnerships. Prior to that, he held roles at BlackRock and MGPA.

    As Head of Corporate Finance, Nick is responsible for the management and provision of strategic input across the Company’s investment portfolio and corporate finance initiatives. He has oversight of a range of corporate activity as well as the investment cycle, including financial structuring, capital raising and management of due diligence. Nick reports to Paul Makin (Investment Director) and is based in the London office.

  • Adrian Daminato

    CA (ANZ), Bcom

    Head of Financial Planning and Reporting

    Adrian joined Tilstone in November 2020 as Head of Financial Planning and Reporting.

    Adrian is a Chartered Accountant with over 13 years experience in accounting, reporting and financial planning and control.

    Adrian was the audit manager for a mid-tier accounting firm for seven years in Australia before moving to the UK.

    After gaining experience in a NYSE listed gaming business and in a private equity firm investing in property in Angola, Adrian joined CLS Holdings a FTSE 250 business with a portfolio of over £2bn in the UK, Germany and France. Adrian was responsible for the Financial Control of the UK, before heading up the Group’s Financial Planning and Analysis department.

    Adrian has strong technical and analytical skills whilst applying commercial understanding to complex financial transactions.

  • Lynette Lackey

    Non-Executive Director


    Skills and experience 
    Neil has over 25 years of experience working in the securities and investment banking industries, giving him a deep understanding of capital markets and investor needs.

    Other current appointments
    Neil is also a non-executive director of lngenta plc.

  • Henrietta Daniels

    MSc, RICS

    Asset Manager

    Henrietta is a Chartered Surveyor with eight years’ experience in the commercial property sector across all asset types in the North of England and Scotland.

    Henrietta is a Chartered Surveyor with eight years’ experience in the commercial property sector across all asset types in the North of England and Scotland.

    Henrietta studied Planning and Real Estate at The University of Manchester before starting her career at JLL, based in their Manchester office, and qualifying as a Chartered Surveyor in 2016. Henrietta gained experience in several disciplines including Landlord and Tenant, Valuation and Property & Asset Management.

    With a particular interest in sustainability, Henrietta worked on a wide range of multi-let assets for prominent investment firms and most recently was a Contract Lead on a major pension fund specialising in long income assets.

    At Tilstone, Henrietta is an Asset Manager based in the Chester office with a portfolio of properties across the North of England.

  • Julie Deadman


    Head of HR

    Julie has worked with Tilstone since September 2017 as Head of HR.

    Julie holds an MBA from Reading University and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development. She has held senior HR roles in both the private and not for profit sectors prior to setting up her own HR consultancy business.

    She also holds the NEBOSH National Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety.

  • Scott Edgar

    BSC Hons

    Regional Director

    Scott is a Regional Director with 20 years’ experience in the asset management of multi-let industrial and logistics properties.

    Having started his career at Workman, Scott moved to Ashtenne where he became a Regional Head of Asset Management, based at their London head office, with responsibility for their South-East portfolio. After leaving Ashtenne in 2013, Scott set up a niche Industrial Asset Management business, 4Corners IAM, managing industrial properties for institutional and private clients.

    Scott is a Regional Director overseeing the asset management of property across the North of England and Scotland and also takes the direct lead on some key value-enhancing development opportunities. Scott reports to Paul Makin (Investment Director), works closely with the senior management team to maximise returns for the portfolio and enhancing engagement with our occupier base.

  • Angela Gordon

    Executive Assistant to Andrew Bird

    Angela is the executive PA to Andrew Bird, Managing Director. 

    Angela worked for a national utility company within the customer care department before joining the property industry, working for two firms of real estate consultants, joining Tilstone in 2011.

    As well as providing high-level support to Andrew, Angela also supports the other senior management within the organisation from finance to investment opportunities.

  • Peter Greenslade

    BA Hons, FCA

    Finance Director

    Peter has significant experience in company management, control, reporting and corporate activity, especially in the private equity arena. He qualified as a chartered accountant with Binder Hamlyn, before working in a variety of finance roles for blue chip companies including Grand Metropolitan (Diageo plc), De La Rue plc and ICL plc.

    During his time as group finance director of Robert Walters plc, the company successfully floated on the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange. While he was at Spectron Group Limited, the company was restructured and eventually sold to a trade buyer.

    As part of the management team of Axiom Consulting Limited, Peter was involved in a management buyout from Aon Limited, funded by private equity, and later its trade sale to Charles Taylor plc. He was also part of the team at Kane Group Limited, which undertook the private equity-backed acquisition of HSBC Insurance Services Limited. Peter is also a founder of RPL Investments Limited, a company which specialises in assisting with raising funds for small businesses as well as advising on corporate strategy and is also a board Director of Leander Club Limited.

  • Simon Hope (1)


    Co-Managing Director

    Simon has been Chairman of Tilstone since its formation in 2010 and was a founding investor. Prior to that he worked with Andrew Bird while Andrew was property director at Barlows Plc, trading a number of portfolios including a sale to Westbury Fund Management.

    Simon’s biography can be found in the board of directors tab.

  • Gary Lees

    BSc Hons, MRICS

    Regional Director

    Gary is a chartered surveyor with over 20 years of Industrial & Logistics real estate experience that is directly relevant to his role at Tilstone. He was most recently at Antler Property Investments LLP where he was an Asset Management Director responsible for a large 33-site portfolio and multiple sales following the implementation of successful management strategies.

    Following university, Gary started his career and qualified as a Chartered Surveyor at international property consultants King Sturge LLP, now part of JLL, where during the majority of his eight years he held a UK-wide property management role supervising regional teams of staff and reporting directly to institutional clients.

    At Tilstone Gary is based in London, reporting to investment director Paul Makin and leverages his national network and expertise to improve income and value across a diversified portfolio of multi-let UK urban warehouses.

  • Paul Makin

    BSc Hons, MRICS

    Investment Director

    Paul joined Tilstone in 2013 and was part of the original team creating the Tilstone Property Portfolio and was a co-founder of Tilstone Partners.

    He has extensive investment consultancy experience through his work at CBRE Limited and subsequently at Mapeley Estates Limited (a previously listed property company), where he was head of investment and investment asset management, tasked with extracting value from outsourcing contracts and new acquisitions. Paul expanded his horizons with a senior investment asset management role at Moorfield Group Limited, a real estate private equity company. There he took a key role in the purchase and asset management of projects such as the UK Logistics Fund, in a joint venture with SEGRO plc.

  • Dan March

    BSc Hons, MRICS

    Head of Project Management

    Daniel is Head of Project Management. He is a Chartered Building Surveyor with significant industrial project management experience.

    Daniel is responsible for the delivery of Warehouse REIT’s new build developments and advises on all aspects of construction. Specific areas include all design, legal and regulatory, compliance, contractual and construction matters. Daniel also oversees all Warehouse REIT’s refurbishment projects. Sustainability features strongly in all the projects.

    Prior to joining Tilstone, Daniel previously worked for Chancerygate where he was responsible for all aspects of the development process. This included undertaking initial due diligence on new land prior to acquisition, through to the delivery of new build industrial projects. During his time at Chancerygate Daniel was involved with numerous high profile complex development projects.

  • Keisha Nelson

    Office assistant and PA to Paul Makin

    Keisha joined Tilstone in February 2023. With over six years’ front of house experience, Keisha is responsible for ensuring daily operations run smoothly.

  • Cornell Rosemond

    Management Accountant

    Cornell joined the team in 2023 as a Management Accountant.

    Coming from a Property and Retail background Cornell has over nine years experience in the Accountancy and Finance field. She started as an Apprentice and has worked her way towards completing her ACCA and becoming a fully Chartered Accountant. Cornell has worked with the likes of MAPP (Property Management) Ltd and Selfridges.

  • Caroline Stone

    Operations Manager and Executive Assistant to Simon Hope

    Caroline has extensive experience in the property industry having worked for 16 years at Savills UK within Valuation, Plc and Central London Investment. She joined Tilstone in January 2023.

  • Joanna Waddingham

    Head of Investor Relations and Corporate Affairs

    Jo joined Tilstone in April 2023 as Head of Investor Relations and Corporate affairs, she has over ten years of investor relations experience focused on UK real estate.

    Jo was previously IR and Corporate Sustainability lead at British Land, a FTSE 100 REIT, where she worked on all aspects of company’s investor communications including the annual report, results materials and capital markets events. Prior to that she worked as Head of Investor Relations for Elephant Capital, an AIM listed vehicle based in Delhi.

    Jo also has seven years of investment banking experience, including five years in Corporate Finance at NM Rothschild, where she focused on Real Estate and Retail & Leisure and she spent two years in Corporate Broking at Merrill Lynch.

  • Evie Williams

    BSc Hons DPS, MSc, MRICS

    Asset Manager

    Evie is a Chartered Surveyor with over three years of experience across a number of practice areas and commercial property asset classes, with a focus on the Midlands region.

    Evie has a degree in International Business from Loughborough University, and worked in London for a year in digital marketing, before going on to complete a Masters degree in Real Estate.

    Evie worked at JLL in Birmingham for three years, qualifying as a Chartered Surveyor in 2020. At JLL, Evie gained experience across a variety of property types and disciplines, including Lease Advisory, Agency, Valuation and Capital Markets. Notably, Evie managed the lease events of a large financial institution across their properties in the Midlands region, as well as working as a Letting Agent on major developments and representing national occupiers in finding new commercial space.

    At Tilstone, Evie is an Asset Manager, based in Banbury, dealing with properties predominantly in the Midlands region.

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  • Tilstone Partners Limited is an appointed representative of G10 Capital Limited which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

  • Tilstone Partners Limited provides investment advice to G10 Capital in its role as AIFM to Warehouse REIT.

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Timeline of key events

Our history