New partnership takes investment firm into care sectorSep 13, 2018
A new company, Perseus Land & Developments Ltd, has been set up by Duncan Ford who has more than 20 years’ experience in the healthcare property sector, working for Frontier Estates, Tilfen Land and Danescroft Developments.
He has overseen the acquisition and obtained planning permission for more than fifty developments throughout the UK, from Exeter to Edinburgh including the provision of over 3,500 care home bed spaces.
Perseus will be a developer and facilitator of bespoke residential accommodation for older people who have both emerging and acute care needs including sheltered housing, extra care housing and new care homes.
The partnership will see Northampton-based Barwood Capital fund the acquisition of sites with Perseus as development manager. The Barwood 2017 Fund closed earlier this year with the capacity to invest in £150 million of regional property opportunities.
Barwood managing director Joanna Greenslade said: “We are delighted to be partnering with Duncan Ford and his new company Perseus. This will give our investors access to some exciting opportunities in a growing and under-supplied market with an outstanding development manager.”
Mr Ford said: “Barwood Capital is an excellent fit for Perseus due to its commitment to invest in regional land and development opportunities outside London.
“There is an underlying need for specialist accommodation for older people which is truly nationwide. Together we will be able to unlock opportunities across the risk spectrum to help deliver the ever-increasing demand for care homes.”
- Pictured: Joanna Greenslade and Duncan Ford.