Property Awards 2016: Property Entrepreneur of the Year
Posted by Property Week on 22nd Apr 2016
Morgan Garfield and Mark Robinson set up community shopping centre investor Ellandi in 2008 to build a property company in a market many predicted would imminently collapse. Now, eight years later, their firm has a £1bn portfolio of assets under management after a transformational 2015 in which it grew its portfolio from 11 shopping centres to 29.
Last year, Ellandi completed the acquisition of the £261m Tiger Portfolio for Lone Star; partnered with Colony Capital on the £311m Gemini portfolio; and established a partnership with Bridges Ventures to regenerate deprived areas. “They’re really coming up,” said the judges. “They’re bold and entrepreneurial and proving that the high street isn’t dead.”