27 August 2020

Charlie Weatherill to Join Telford Homes as Capital Markets Director

Telford Homes today announced the appointment of Charlie Weatherill as Capital Markets Director.  Charlie will join the business, and serve as a member of the Executive Committee, in late September 2020.

Charlie will be responsible for all capital markets relationships and focus on securing funding partners for a growing pipeline of build-to-rent developments. This will include structuring deals and transacting them, either purely forward funded, or with co-investment from Telford Homes.

Charlie joins from Savills, where he specialised in build-to-rent within their market leading Operational Capital Markets (OCM) team.  The Savills OCM business, which Charlie joined as a founding director in 2010, has advised on over 70 build to rent funding transactions with a combined value of in excess of £6.5 billion. Telford Homes is a client of Savills OCM and Charlie has been involved in £550m of forward funds for Telford to date.

Telford Homes already has an exceptional reputation within the build-to-rent sector as a trusted delivery partner. Following the acquisition by Trammell Crow Company, the development subsidiary of CBRE, in October 2019, the company intends to substantially expand its build-to-rent business and become the market-leading vertically integrated developer in this growing sector in the UK. Charlie will play a critical role in establishing relationships with funding partners who are keen to invest alongside Telford Homes in purpose designed and built rental homes.

Jon Di-Stefano, CEO of Telford Homes commented: “I am delighted that Charlie has chosen to join Telford Homes. He is extremely well respected in the UK’s growing build-to-rent sector and has unrivalled experience from his 10 years with Savills. His existing relationships and understanding of the financial underwriting of build-to-rent developments will be invaluable as we seek to work alongside an expanding list of new and established investors. Telford Homes has an exciting future as part of Trammell Crow Company and CBRE and I am looking forward to Charlie being part of that future.”  

Andrew Brentnall, Head of Residential Investment and Development, Savills OCM, commented: “Although obviously sad to lose a founding member of the OCM business we are delighted that Charlie is joining one of our key clients in such a senior role.  We thank him for all of his achievements and efforts during his time with us and look forward to welcoming him as an important alumni client as he joins Telford Homes.”  

Charlie Weatherill commented: “I feel privileged to have spent the past ten years working for Savills, forging innumerable strong relationships along the way.  The Savills OCM business, though less than a decade old, has rapidly become a market leader across the sectors it operates within, and that is entirely due to the quality, dedication and philosophy of the individuals within the team. I am proud to have worked with them. 

I have known and worked with Telford Homes for five years now, across a number of projects, and am thrilled to be joining their business.  Their credentials within the UK's build-to-rent sector, coupled with their corporate philosophy and ambition to grow as part of Trammell Crow Company, are exceptionally exciting."