Managing Director

Jim Sutherland joined Curlew in early 2015 to head up the development team.


He brings some forty years of experience in direct and indirect development across all sectors of the UK commercial property market, specialising more recently in the branded hotel sector. As a founding director of Hospitality First, which provides hotel management and property services to clients, Jim has worked with many leading hotel brands including IHG, Accor, Best Western, Premier Inn and Travelodge.

Previous Appointments:

3i Commercial Properties Ltd, J Henry Schroder Wagg, Guardian Royal Exchange


Paul founded Curlew in 2011 to focus on the emerging alternative sector of real estate investment. He has over 42 years’ experience in development and investment management in both the UK and Europe. He has been at the forefront of the establishment of collective investment schemes, mainly unlisted funds, since 1988.  


During the 1980’s he led commercial real estate development teams in predominantly shopping centre schemes, following which he moved to head up Dusco alongside Chairman Dik Dusseldorp, founder of Lend Lease PLC. Paul then established Equity Partnerships Ltd, promoting and managing non-listed real estate vehicles, which merged with Teesland Group in 2000. In 2002 he launched Teesland PLC on the London Stock Exchange, growing funds under management to €6.5 billion before sale to Valad in June 2007.

Previous Appointments:

Valad Europe Ltd, Teesland PLC, Teesland Group, Equity Partnerships, PIL Invests, Dusco, Guardian Properties Collective Investment Schemes (Funds, JVs and Partnerships): 27 UK and European schemes since 1988 in the following sectors: 10 Shopping Centres; 5 Multi-let Industrial; 4 Student; 3 Private-rented Residential; 2 Development; 1 Leisure; 1 Serviced Apartment; 1 Mixed UK Commercial.

Senior Development Manager 

Greg joined Curlew in the summer of 2018 as a Senior Development Manager in the Curlew Opportunities team.

Greg previously worked for Brookfield Multiplex on a number of high-profile schemes including One Blackfriars. Prior to this, he worked on two large scale PBSA schemes delivering over 1000 beds

He graduated from the University of Reading with a degree in Construction Management and Surveying.

Previous Appointments:

Brookfield Multiplex.


Andrew joined Curlew in April 2020 and primarily will be integral to the delivery of Curlew’s Purpose
Built Student Accommodation (“PBSA”) development programme.
Prior to this move, Andrew was formerly the Development Director at Yelverton Properties, the
commercial investment and development business where he spent 22 years, more recently
delivering schemes totalling over £100 million. These projects include the redevelopment of both
Exeter Football Club and Exeter Cricket Club for PBSA, the latter in partnership with Curlew.

Previous Appointments:

AXA Investment Managers S.A., Guardian Royal Exchange PLC


Brett is Chief Investment Officer of Curlew Capital. Brett has over 35 years of institutional investment experience. Before joining Curlew, Brett founded Seven Dials, a property research and consulting company. Prior to that Brett worked at AXA Investment Management where he was Director of Quantitative and Structured Products.


He joined AXA IM following the takeover of his previous employer Guardian Royal Exchange, where he was a Director of Guardian Asset Management with responsibility for £7bn of Life Fund assets, including £700m of property.

Previous Appointments:

AXA Investment Managers S.A., Guardian Royal Exchange PLC

Head of Project Management 

Nick has established CST’s SPEC 2020 – a bespoke guide to creating top class student accommodation. He currently acts as Project Manager on Curlew’s schemes and monitors CST’s forward funding programmes.

Prior to working with Curlew, Nick Project Managed a number of high profile projects in the UK across a range of sectors. These include the iconic Tate Modern, redevelopment of London Heathrow Terminal Airside1, development of London Heathrow Terminal 5 Baggage Handling, redevelopment of London Luton Airport, construction of the new Acute Wing of the Whittington Hospital and the development of a project management system for the 2002 Commonwealth Games in Manchester.

Previous Appointments:


Commercial Director

Robert is responsible for Curlew’s non student lettings and for certain corporate governance, due diligence and insurance matters.

He is a Chartered Surveyor with 35 years experience in the commercial property world of agency, lease advisory and corporate real estate. He was a Partner and Director of a number of leading firms including Jones Lang LaSalle and BNP Paribas.

Previous Appointments:

Jones Lang LaSalle, BNP Paribas Real Estate

New Business & Corporate Advisory

Having worked with Paul Oliver intermittently since 2002, Dan joined Curlew in 2013 to work on corporate initiatives, including new business. He is currently focused on Curlew’s new PRS fund launch, ‘Curlew Communities’.

Dan brings to Curlew 12 years experience as a ‘sell-side’ real estate equity analyst with an in-depth knowledge of property investment, development, fund management and service enterprises, both public and private. In his previous Real Estate Equity Markets Analyst positions with Liberum Capital, Singer Capital and investment bank Peel Hunt, he has been involved in pre-IPO structuring, flotations, secondary fundraisings and advisory projects. He also founded a ‘smidcap’ credit research business.

Previous Appointments:

Liberium Capital Ltd, Founder, Arlington Street Research Ltd, Singer Capital markets Ltd, Peel Hunt Ltd