Andrew is Managing Director and a founding shareholder of East Street Homes.
Since graduating from Reading University in 1980 and qualifying as a Chartered Surveyor, Andrew has gained a wealth of experience in residential development within the South East of England.
He started his career in land acquisition with Croudace Homes in 1981 and in 1992 he became Land Director for the North London Division of Bellway Homes. Andrew then became Managing Director of a division for Berkeley Homes before he joined Laing Homes in 1998 to establish and run a new North London operating division as Managing Director.
In 2002 Andrew formed a new company, Parkridge Homes (Southern), funded by Parkridge Holdings, which specialised in acquiring potential residential and mixed use redevelopment opportunities, adding value through securing planning consents. Andrew's industry knowledge and contacts not only enabled him to successfully acquire sites but also, once consented, to facilitate their development efficiently, securing good returns. The company successfully completed 10 projects.
Andrew has recently linked up with Tim Wheeler together establishing East Street Homes to continue the focus on new residential projects within Greater London and the South East.
Tim is a Director and a founding shareholder of East Street Homes.
Having also graduated from Reading University in 1980 and qualifying as a Chartered Surveyor, Tim worked in private practice and for two development companies before joining Brixton plc in 1985.
His role at Brixton until joining the Board in 1997 was as the main land acquisition (and then investment) surveyor. Brixton was consolidating its ownerships in and around London and a number of the purchases and sales involved dealings with residential operators and consideration of such uses. In this role he gained a strong working knowledge of the planning process.
Tim became Property Director in 1997 and Chief Executive in 2000. He successfully re-invigorated and reinvented Brixton's business and led the Company into a series of institutional joint ventures and several £bn of property was bought, sold, developed and improved during his time in charge. The size of Brixton’s gross assets increased to something in excess of £2bn (only finally falling below this in December 2008) a rise of more than 50% in his time as CEO. Likewise, at its peak the market capitalisation of the Company grew to approximately £1.5bn, placing Brixton in the top 200 listed companies in the UK.
Tim privately flagged his wish to step down from the CEO role to the Board in mid 2008. He left the company in 2009 and set up Howtown Investments which acts as an adviser and/or principal in various commercial property situations. Whilst he continues with this, the majority of his time and effort is now dedicated to working with Andrew Fryer as a driver of East Street Homes' business.