Richard Croft is the Chief Executive of Martley Capital Group (MCG), a newly created pan-European real estate investment manager with offices in London, Suffolk, Warsaw, Budapest and Zagreb.
Richard is responsible for setting the company’s strategic direction and capital raising and leads the real estate fund management function.
In addition to his duties at MCG, Richard is an adviser to M7 Real Estate Ltd. In this capacity, he sits on the GP board and investment committees of all M7’s funds in addition to numerous other M7 JV boards.
Past industry activities include founding M7 Real Estate in 2009 which was sold to Oxford Property Group, a leading global real estate investor, asset manager and business builder in 2021. At the time of the sale, M7 employed over 220 people across 13 countries and had over 569 assets and c.€4.3bn of assets under management.
Prior to M7, Richard founded Halverton REIM LLP (subsequently GPT Halverton), a European real estate fund management business which was sold to The GPT Group (an Australian listed property trust) in July 2007. At the time of the sale, the company employed circa 180 people across 10 European offices and managed over €2 billion of assets. Richard remained as CEO of GPT Halverton until 2009.
Before his time at Halverton, Richard was the International Investment Director of The IO Group Ltd, Property Fund Management PLC (now Cromwell), responsible for setting up their international infrastructure.
Richard is Chairman of the CSF Group, a Non-Executive Director of IPSX (the International Property Securities Exchange) and Maya Capital and sits on the board of The Pinnacle Group and The Chicken Shed Theatre Trust.
Richard has been involved in over €15 billion of transactions across the UK and Europe during his 30+ years of real estate experience.
Richard is a member of The Worshipful Company of Chartered Surveyors.