Managing Director

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



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.

Other Positions:

Non-Executive Director of Triple Point Social Housing REIT plc

Director of Acquisitions

Charlie joined Curlew in the summer of 2018 and is a Director in the Curlew Communities team with a focus on Acquisitions.

Charlie is a qualified Chartered Surveyor with over 9 years’ experience in Real Estate, the majority of which has been focused on the UK Residential sector, more recently specialising in Residential Capital Markets at JLL since 2016 and prior to that BNP Paribas Real Estate. He has been involved in over £800m of Residential land, forward commitment and investment transactions, covering a broad range of schemes totalling over 3,700 units across the UK.

Previous Appointments:

JLL, BNP Paribas Real Estate, FHP


Head of Underwriting 

Since 2013 Natasha has provided in-depth analysis on pricing PBSA and PRS and now heads acquisition underwriting for CAAM’s new PRS fund, Curlew Communities.

Natasha has operated in the student and residential investment sector for over 18 years. She trained with Savills, gaining residential and commercial experience, before being promoted to Director, heading the student and residential investment department in 2010. Natasha’s experience spans all aspects of acquisition, disposal, leasing, valuation and strategic consultancy including working on the set up of a European student fund.

Previous Appointments:



Investment Analyst

Matthew joined Curlew in 2018 as an investment analyst assisting with investment, forward funding and development deals by analysing data, and undertaking market due diligence.


Prior to this, he was a data analyst for the CBRE Student Accommodation valuation team where he was responsible for all data related enquiries. He also graduated from the University of Reading with a masters degree in Real Estate

Previous Appointments:

CBRE Ltd, Knight Frank Kuala Lumpur


Development Advisor

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

Other Positions:

Director at Hospitality First

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.


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