ABOUT

Swan Group is highly-focused – actively managing the entire process for clients from design and development through to construction. Each project is informed by extensive market research and strategic planning tools to ensure that our collaborations with local authorities and housing associations deliver projects that are of the highest standard and meet client and community needs.

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OUR HISTORY

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 housing sector.

Swan Group combines local and national market knowledge with more than 90 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, Swan Group is ideally positioned to unlock the potential of sites by using our investment and development skills to convert plans into affordable homes.


OVER 90 YEARS OF PROPERTY DEVELOPMENT AND ACQUISITION EXPERTISE

OUR MISSION

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.

OUR VALUES

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.

STRATEGIC PARTNERS

Swan Group’s success is strengthened by our close working relationships with industry leading professionals and corporations. These institutional partners provide Swan Group with access to specialised resources to underpin our objective of generating revenue and high quality results by leveraging partnership benefits.

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.
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OUR WORK WITH SHELTER

Since Swan Group started, with the specific aim of building more affordable housing and creating homes for social housing, we have been very aware of the challenges faced by many individuals and families in securing a place to live. This is why we are raising funds in aid of Shelter Scotland. We’re proud to be supporting Shelter Scotland and their vital work campaigning for everyone’s right to a safe home.


OUR TEAM

Phil McGinlay - Swan Holding Group

Phil McGinlay

Phil is a property investor with over 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, joined the Group early 2017 as Land and Development Director and has been in the housing and development industry for 33 years.

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 and is currently MD of one of the fastest growing Corporate Finance Brokers in the UK.

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.

Jamie Davidson - Swan Holding Group

Jamie Davidson

Jamie Davidson is a corporate finance adviser. He has over 20 years of experience advising on Real Estate, Corporate and Restructuring transactions. He advises the board on capital structuring and fund raising.

James Weal - Swan Holding Group

James Weal

James has worked with Swan Group since 2015 and became a full time employee in October 2016 as part of the Land and Development team.

Gerry McGinlay - Swan Holding Group

Gerry McGinlay

Gerry joined Swan Group in 2018 as a Key Account Manager.

Leanne Alexander - Swan Holding Group

Leanne Alexander

Leanne has been Head of Administration for the Swan Group team since 2016 and provides support across all divisions of the company.