Swan Group is highly-focused, actively managing the entire process for clients from design and development through to construction. With a focus on providing much needed, high quality, affordable and social housing, we are leading a range of developments across the UK, working closely with Housing Associations and Local Authorities.

Each project is informed by extensive market research and strategic planning to ensure that the collaborations with local authorities and housing associations deliver projects that are of the highest standard and meet client and community needs.


Swan Group has evolved from the launch of its Private Investment Company in 2013. Early on, the business recognised the opportunity to bring a progressive, flexible and innovative approach to the UK real estate market through specialising in the affordable and private housing sector as well as student accommodation.

Swan Group combines local and national market knowledge with more than 40 years’ property development and acquisition expertise. The team back this with a proven ability to provide the necessary capital to deliver market-leading developments that maximise site potential and meet the needs of local communities.

With one in five UK households likely to be living in rented accommodation and housing providers increasingly financially constrained, we are ideally positioned to unlock the potential of sites by using our investment and development skills to convert plans into affordable homes.



Swan Group’s success is strengthened by our close working relationships with industry leading professionals, housing associations, local authorities and corporations. These vital partners provide specialised resources to help us build affordable homes and create happier tenants and home owners. They value our attention to detail and know that our projects are carefully planned to meet the specific requirements of these individual communities.

Our partners include:

Property specialists with 411 offices in 59 countries. With more than 14,000 people internationally the business provides a worldwide service that’s locally expert and globally connected.


Swan Group has a strategic focus on being socially responsible as well as commercially driven. We believe that the most effective way to achieve this is to harness our people, processes and expertise to contribute to wider social development and drive added value outside of the business.


Identifying projects with potential to deliver high-quality, affordable housing. We stand at the forefront of our sector and are early adopters of new technologies and best practice. We are curious, willing to explore new ideas and challenge the ‘impossible’ to deliver success for the communities we build for.


Phil McGinlay - Swan Holding Group

Phil McGinlay

Phil is a property investor with 15 years’ industry experience investing in land and property development. He began his professional career in property sales before moving into construction.

Derek Smith - Swan Holding Group

Derek Smith

Derek, a qualified engineer has been in the housing and development industry for 30 years with the last 22 years spent at Stewart Milne.

Ian Stewart - Swan Holding Group

Ian Stewart

A former banker with 30 years of corporate and business experience, Ian has considerable experience of funding property development and property investment deals.

Gary McGregor - Swan Holding Group

Gary McGregor

Gary, a member of the RICS and CIOB, has over twenty five years’ experience in the construction industry.

Gary Flint - Swan Holding Group

Gary Flint

Gary Flint has a strong background in corporate governance, private equity, venture capital and public listings, gained over the past 17 years working in the finance sector.