Godwin Developments appoint new senior hire

Godwin Developments announces it has appointed a new senior hire – as Head of Residential Capital Markets.

James Mulcare, Head of Residential Capital Markets, Godwin Developments | BTR News
James Mulcare, Head of Residential Capital Markets, Godwin Developments.

UK residential and commercial property developer – Godwin Developments – has announced the promotion of James Mulcare to the position of Head of Residential Capital Markets. 

In his new senior role, James will support the company’s strategy on acquisitions, development and funding for all its residential schemes – including urban and suburban Build to Rent, purpose-built student accommodation, affordable homes and senior living developments. 

“We are really pleased to have James heading our residential capital markets function. This promotion recognises his achievements and increased involvement with institutional investors and capital markets in the past 12 months. It also complements his continued focus on the Build to Rent market and the delivery of property development projects that align with investors’ requirements.”

Stephen Pratt, Board Director, Godwin Developments

James’ promotion follows a period of rapid expansion for Godwin Developments, which also saw the appointment of the industry heavyweights Owen Michaelson and Lindsay McCombe, to the positions of London Regional Chairman and Senior Development Director respectively, within the past ten months. 

In his national position, James will work with the firm’s land and development teams – as well as investors and Build to Rent operators to grow Godwin Development’s residential portfolio and secure additional funding and investment sales across the UK. 

“I am delighted to take on this new and important senior role at Godwin Developments at a time when the appetite for residential assets across the sector is on the rise. Residential investment – and particularly Build to Rent – is a key focus for us as we seek to deliver individual assets and portfolio opportunities for domestic and international institutional investors. 

“While the PBSA sector is a more mature market in the UK, the Build to Rent – and especially single-family Build to Rent sector – continues to grow rapidly and is at a very exciting stage. 

“Moving forward, we will continue to follow the evolving demands of both occupiers and investors – providing a pipeline of secure long-term investment opportunities for investors as well as high-quality homes and attractive communities for residents across a spectrum of tenures.”  

James Mulcare, Head of Residential Capital Markets, Godwin Developments

James – a qualified member of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors – joined Godwin Developments three years ago from MCR Property Group – where he focused on acquisitions and disposals, particularly developing their emerging PRS strategy. Prior to this, James worked in investment and asset management with the likes of LaSalle Investment Management and JLL. 

“Thanks to our in-house expertise and national coverage, we are well-positioned to provide both urban and suburban schemes in and around key UK towns and cities with strong economies and good social infrastructure, to support the ambitions of our institutional partners. 

“James has been an invaluable member of the team since joining us, contributing significantly to the growth of the business. We wish him every success in his new role and look forward to continuing to work closely with him in the future.”

Stephen Pratt, Board Director, Godwin Developments

Godwin Developments is currently progressing a number of residential schemes across the country, including suburban Build to Rent schemes in Doncaster, Nottingham and Ely – which will deliver 269 single family Build to Rent homes, as well as further urban Build to Rent, purpose-built student accommodation and mixed-use projects in Sheffield, NottinghamDerby, Worcester and Bolton.