Salamanca Group announces new Head of Real Estate


LONDON, 19th January 2018, Salamanca Group announces the appointment of Simon Heilpern as Head of Real Estate.   Simon leads a small team to provide strategic investment and development advice on real estate acquisitions and disposals, asset management and technical services across the UK, with a focus on London, and mainland Europe.

The new partnership fuses Simon’s intellectual capital gained from his in depth financial and property knowledge with Salamanca Group by way of direct investment, co- investment, equity raising and corporate transactions across use classes.

Simon Heilpern, Head of Real Estate, comments, “I am thrilled to drive forward the Real Estate offering at Salamanca Group. It is unusual for property experts to be housed within a global investment and advisory business with direct access to equity and capital raising, and experts across financial and strategic advisory. In that way, we offer a compelling offering to clients as we merge strategic intelligence and a global network of contacts with in-depth local knowledge to add real value to a clients’ business.”

Simon brings with him over 30 years’ London focused property experience across use classes. Prior to Salamanca Group, he was a Senior Equity Partner at Levy Real Estate (2001-2016) and held senior positions at Healey & Baker (now Cushman & Wakefield) and Hillier Parker (now CBRE). Simon also runs a serviced office (The Office Quay) in Canary Wharf and is the co-founder of Deposit Doctor, the property deposit cure.

Martin Bellamy, CEO of Salamanca Group, comments, “I am delighted that Simon has joined Salamanca Group. He brings vast real estate origination and transaction experience to the Group and is strongly qualified to capitalise on opportunities for the benefit of our real estate division.  I also wish Ian Griffiths, our former Head of Real Estate, all the best and recognise his contributions over the past three years.”

Ian Griffiths will continue to provide real estate consultancy services to clients as part of his consultancy Pembrey Asset Management.



About Salamanca Group

Salamanca Group is a privately-held Merchant Banking business, home to experts in global investment advisory, London real estate and private client services. Salamanca Group provides hands-on, strategic and financial advice to corporates and business owners seeking to facilitate growth and crystallise value. The company has also co-invested into multiple assets worldwide including real estate (mixed-use and residential), industrials, energy and natural resources, and luxury marine.  The Group works with clients to enable their business, protect their assets and grow their capital.

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