The Blackmore Group joins the UKAA

The Blackmore Group is one of the UK’s fastest growing real estate investment companies, with offices in Mayfair and Manchester and a vast development pipeline of commercial and high quality homes targeted at the build to rent and build to sell markets. The company has a diverse portfolio which is managed by a team of property and financial services experts. The business prides itself on its core values of quality, flexibility and innovation and works with partners such as Allsop, Grant Thornton and Strutt and Parker.

A young, agile company, with decades of combined experience, The Blackmore Group is on course to become one of the biggest players in the market.

Developing connections

Ricky Poonia is head of real estate at The Blackmore Group alongside CEO of real estate, Patrick McCreesh. Ricky is the former head of the residential capital markets and investment team at BNP Paribas. He was keen to become a member of the UKAA in order to connect with like-minded leaders in the residential rental sector. He is looking forward to hosting round tables and attending networking events to deliver his vision for build to rent in the U.K.

Ricky is responsible for strengthening relationships with key investors and partners, building the company’s reputation in capital markets and growing Blackmore’s real estate arm. He works with a team of six.

Current projects

The Blackmore Group is currently working on many real estate projects from build to rent, to more traditional build to sell developments across the UK, with approximately 500 homes being delivered in the next 12 months.

Ricky says: “As a group, we are leading the way for many emerging markets which is helping shake up the traditional rental sector. As a company, we are starting to think more and more about how we can meet the needs of future generations. This has resulted in a blended approach of build to rent and co-living which will offer young professionals, who are being priced out of the current rental market, or offered little value for their hard-earned money, an alternative route to key centres throughout the UK.”