Our people

A STRONG TEAM TO DELIVER OUR STRATEGY

We have an experienced and determined senior team to lead the business and deliver value for all shareholders.

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Mike Hood

CEO

Experience:

Mike Hood joined U+I in July 2020 to drive forward a new regeneration strategy, leveraging opportunities from the economic recovery following the Covid-19 crisis. Mike came to U+I following his previous role at Capital & Counties Properties PLC (Capco) where he was Managing Director working on a wide range of projects in London including the £10 billion Earls Court project; heading the Innova partnership with Network Rail; and spearheading major, award-winning heritage and restoration projects for Capco’s prestigious Covent Garden estate. Mike brings with him a wealth of experience delivering high-quality, complex developments in central London, often via partnerships between the public and private sectors.

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Casper Lund

Finance Director

Experience:

Casper leads the finance function at U+I.

 

Casper joined U+I in 2019 as Development Finance Director and was appointed Finance Director in 2022.

 

Prior to joining U+I, Casper held roles at MGPA, Canary Wharf Group, Qatari Diar and Capital and Counties where, as a chartered accountant, he involving himself in prominent schemes as well as international portfolios.

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Mark Richardson

Director of Delivery

Experience:

Mark joined U+I in 2016 to oversee the senior strategic leadership around the delivery of U+I’s regeneration portfolio. Previously Pre-Construction Director at Laing O’Rourke, Mark has worked on some of the capital’s most recognisable projects, including One Hyde Park, The Francis Crick Institute and Leadenhall.

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Martyn Evans

Creative Director

Experience:

Martyn spent 17 years with Cathedral Group, now U+I, including six years on the board before leaving to become the Development Director at the 1,200-acre Dartington Hall Estate in Devon in 2016. He returned to U+I in 2019 to deliver the creative strategy at the heart of our purpose-driven regeneration development portfolio. Martyn is a Non Executive Director of the online community engagement platform, Commonplace, Deputy Chair of the London Festival of Architecture and founder of The Young Architects and Developers Alliance (YADA), a networking organisation that fuels partnership and understanding between young architects and developers. He has been a jury member of the AJ's Small Projects, The Architect of the Year, the NLA and the Estates Gazette Awards, writes a regular column in BDOnline and contributes to the Estates Gazette.

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Tim Treadwell

Head of Strategy

Experience:

Tim is Head of Strategy at Landsec and led the acquisition of U+I at the end of 2021. He has almost 20 years of real estate experience across investment, development and asset management, much of it in the residential sector. Prior to joining Landsec he held senior roles in a number of high-profile organisations including British Land, where he ran the Wellcome Trust’s Nautilus portfolio, and Knight Frank, where he led the Build to Rent and Funding Team.

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Dr Malcolm Hockaday

Director of Planning

Experience:

Dr. Malcolm Hockaday joined U+I in mid-2019 following a long career in the public sector, commercial development and consultancy. His role at U+I embraces monitoring of all major regeneration projects, mostly in London but including Manchester and in Dublin, alongside general policy and strategy advice on the rapidly-changing planning world.

He had for 25 years provided the main planning support for the Cathedral Group, including schemes in Greenwich, Eltham and Clapham and across the South East – before continuing with the new U+I on housing and mixed-use developments across London and the South East, such  as the Deptford Project, The Old Vinyl Factory, 8 Albert Embankment and Morden Wharf.

Malcolm shares the U+I passion for creating great and interesting places which add to their local environments and seeks to promote this approach with the planning authorities involved.

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