10 October 2022

YardNine adds to development team with appointment of George Grace

YardNine has further grown its London-based team with the appointment of George Grace as Development Manager. George brings nearly ten years of experience in the sector, most recently at Native Land where he led on site assembly, planning, design, delivery, letting and leasing across a range of residential and commercial developments.

George joins YardNine following a period of sustained growth for the development and asset management company. Since inception in late 2017, the team has overseen the practical completion of EightyFen and Fifty Paddington, bringing more than 300,000 sq ft of Grade A office accommodation to the City and Paddington submarkets, as well as seven mews houses, with a 369-bed hotel due for delivery on site in 2024, at 40 Eastbourne Terrace.

YardNine’s current development pipeline is valued at more than £2 billion and includes Edenica, a new 12-storey office development at 100 Fetter Lane, and 50 Fenchurch Street, a 650,000 sqft landmark office development in the City of London.

George’s appointment grows the YardNine development team to a total of five, including Directors Maxwell Shand, Campbell MacDougall and Mark Younger, and Development Manager, Sam Palk.

Maxwell Shand, Director of YardNine said: “George joins YardNine at a pivotal moment in our growth. In the last five years, we have built relationships with leading investment partners – including AXA-IM RA, BauMont Real Estate Capital, Invesco and Partners Group – to deliver both a portfolio of assets that we are extremely proud of, as well as a development pipeline that has some of the most exciting projects in London. We look forward to continuing this journey with George in the team.”

George Grace said: “This was a compelling opportunity to join a growing company that combines senior experience with a nimble and collaborative approach. Their pipeline and partners speak for themselves and I very much look forward to working with the team to help bring forward more exciting projects in both established and emerging locations.”