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The Seneca Property Team

The Team

The Seneca Property team brings together decades of real estate experience alongside first class capabilities in finance, structuring and underwriting.

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Jeff Morton

Managing Director

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Jeff Morton

Managing Director


Jeff co-founded Seneca Property in 2017 having enjoyed a long and distinguished career in real estate, working for some of the UK’s leading property companies. Jeff is a Chartered Surveyor, and his 30 years of real estate experience has seen him transact in excess of £3bn worth of property in the UK and Europe. Most recently, he was an equity partner and CIO at Henley Investments, as well as having been a Managing Director and Head of Investment at BlackRock and Merrill Lynch respectively. Jeff’s broad real estate experience also includes roles with numerous operating businesses, and he has served on the Board of Premier Marinas, Tower 42, BlackRock Workspace Property Trust and The General Practice Group.

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Chris Bullough

Investment Director

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Chris Bullough

Investment Director


Chris joined Seneca Partners in January 2016 prior to co-founding Seneca Property during 2017. As Investment Director, Chris is responsible for the financing and structuring of Seneca’s property investments, as well as wider management and operational matters.

Chris comes from a private equity background having joined Seneca from Henley Investments, a real estate focused private equity firm. At Henley, Chris managed the Deals Team and transacted on deals worth several hundred millions of pounds across multiple sectors and territories and during this time Henley’s AUM tripled to over £800m. Chris spent the first six years of his career at PwC, where he worked in the Deals team on a range of corporate transactions in PwC’s Leeds and London offices, and qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 2010.

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Zoe Evans

Financial Controller

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Zoe Evans

Financial Controller


Zoe joined Seneca Property in 2018 as Financial Controller and is responsible for the day to day management of finance operations across Seneca Property’s portfolio.

Zoe graduated with a degree in Accounting and Finance from the University of Lancaster before joining Deloitte where she qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 2004. In 2005, Zoe moved into the manufacturing sector, initially working for Georgia Pacific before joining Carlisle Companies Inc in 2008. Zoe enjoyed 10 successful years with the multinational manufacturer serving as the FC for the group’s UK Interconnect Technology Division. In this role Zoe was responsible for managing the finances of the multi-site OEM provider and its 80-strong workforce.

As Seneca Property’s portfolio expands, a key aspect of Zoe’s role will be to seamlessly integrate accounting systems across acquisitions and help drive bottom-line improvements through streamlining of cost centres and improving revenue management. The experience Zoe brings from her previous employers will be fully utilised in this important role.

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Georgia Morton

Associate Director - Asset Management

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Georgia Morton

Associate Director - Asset Management


Georgia studied her undergraduate at Loughborough University and went on to complete her masters in Real Estate at Reading University. She qualified as a Chartered Surveyor in 2015 and has spent the past four years at Cushman and Wakefield working in the Central London Office Leasing team, working on both occupational and transactional sides.

She joined Seneca Property in January 2018 as an Associate Director. She is responsible for Asset Management and Leasing, particularly focussed on the Biz-Hub Serviced Office Portfolio where she is responsible for 10 centres comprising over 300,000 sq ft.

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Paul Fitzsimmons

Head of Sales

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Paul Fitzsimmons

Head of Sales


Paul joined Seneca Property in 2018 as Head of Sales for Biz Hub and is responsible for growing occupancy through successful partnerships with agents and introducers.

His structured approach to sales management, commitment to service delivery and experience of managing complex multi-tenanted assets will help ensure our business centre proposition is a great choice for SMEs looking for flexible space and a high quality service proposition.

Paul joined from Seneca Bridging where he managed intermediary relationships as well as working with developers to provide bridging loans and construction finance.

Paul graduated with a degree in Urban Planning from the University of Nottingham. He started his career in the rail industry, initially working on the West Coast route upgrade programme, before managing major stations in central London. He then moved to BAA where he spent 8 years as a Senior Manager at Edinburgh Airport. Consulting roles at Manchester and Dublin Airports followed, before Paul moved into a commercial role within the real estate and alternative lending sectors.

Paul has an MBA (with Distinction) from the University of Strathclyde.  His dissertation explored the wider economic impacts of EIS investing into both privately-held and AIM-listed companies.

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Fiona Brennan

Admin Executive

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Fiona Brennan

Admin Executive


Fiona joined Seneca Property in 2017 as an Admin Exec having previously worked for the Royal College of General Practitioners where she was responsible for coordinating training courses and mock examinations in clinical skills for doctors.

In her role at Seneca Property, Fiona provides support to all areas of the business with a particular focus on matters relating to human resources, investor communications and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). In addition, Fiona is responsible for managing Seneca Property’s online presence.

 

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Richard Manley

Investment Committee Chairman

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Richard Manley

Investment Committee Chairman


RIchard is a founding Director of Seneca Partners and Managing Partner and also serves as chairman of the Seneca Property Investment Committee. He qualified as a chartered accountant with KPMG in 2003. He worked for KPMG for over five years, initially in their audit business and latterly in their corporate recovery division working on financial and operational restructurings and formal insolvencies. In 2007, Richard joined NM Rothschild’s leveraged finance team in Manchester before joining Cenkos Fund Managers in June 2008. During his time with Cenkos he was the manager of a £60m pre-IPO investment fund. Richard has extensive experience of flotations, fundraisings, mergers, acquisitions and restructurings and holds a BSc (Hons) in Mathematics from the University of Birmingham.

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Ian Currie

Investment Committee Member

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Ian Currie

Investment Committee Member


Ian qualified as a chartered accountant in 1986 with KPMG and has been involved in corporate finance with Peel Hunt & Co, Apax Partners & Co and Altium Capital. Ian sits on the Board of Hedley & Co Stockbrokers, is a founder and majority shareholder of Liberty SIPP who manage in excess of £1 billion of assets, is a partner of Palatine Private Equity LLP and is on the Board of Trustees for the Lowry Arts Centre in Salford, Manchester.

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Tim Murphy

Investment Committee Member

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Tim Murphy

Investment Committee Member


Tim commenced his finance career with Barclays in 1983 where he fulfilled various corporate and credit roles, before joining County Natwest in 1990 where he held a number of positions in structured and acquisition finance.

In 1993, Tim joined the Royal Bank of Scotland’s fledgling Acquisition Finance business, initially establishing the Leeds office. He was subsequently responsible for all UK regional teams before in 2002, founding RBS Corporate & Structured Finance. As Joint Managing Director, he had overall responsibility for the National Mid-Cap structured finance business, whilst also being a member of the Banks Corporate Credit Committee.

In 2005, Tim was hired by Deloitte (Manchester) as a corporate finance partner with the remit to establish the National Debt Advisory business, advising on capital raising and stressed debt refinancing.