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Topland owns a mix of leased and owner-operated Hotels throughout the UK.

Our operational estate includes the luxurious Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa in Bath, in addition to the iconic Brighton Double Tree by Hilton. Our leased estate includes a portfolio of hotels located in Prime Central London and the landmark Hilton Glasgow. We are continually seeking to deploy equity into what we see as a long-term, resilient sector.

Topland Group also invests in retail across several sub-sectors including high street, F&B, out-of-town and supermarkets. As an early mover into the large-scale supermarket sale & leaseback sector, we have transacted on over £2.5bn in value over several major portfolios with Marks & Spencer, Tesco, and Aldi. Our recent acquisitions have targeted high-quality, resilient retail locations across the UK, underpinned by investment grade tenants.

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Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa

The Royal Crescent Hotel is located on one of the most famous crescents in the world. Built between 1767 and 1775 and designed by John Wood the Younger, it remains one of the greatest examples of Georgian architecture in the UK.

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Doubletree by Hilton Brighton Metropole

Located on Brighton’s famous seafront, the Doubletree by Hilton Brighton Metropole was originally designed by Royal Gold Medal winning architect, Alfred Waterhouse, in 1890. We have undertaken major refurbishment works to ensure the hotel remains the City’s premium offering for years to come.

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Hilton Glasgow

Situated in Glasgow City Centre, this iconic 20-story hotel was the Hilton Hotel Group’s first foray into the city. The building has been occupied by the brand for over 30 years.

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Thistle Portfolio

Topland Group acquired a Central London hotel portfolio occupied on long leases by Thistle. The estate comprises four prime hotel assets located in Hyde Park, Piccadilly, Bloomsbury and Barbican. We acquired this portfolio for our income mandate in addition to the possible future optionality for alternative uses.


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Mark Kingston

Managing Director

Mark is the Managing Director of the Topland Group, having joined the business in 2012. Mark heads the Group’s Investment Committee and sits on the Group’s main Board. He has 35 years of experience in real estate, previously working as a partner in commercial real estate and development at Nabarros. Mark has also held senior leadership roles at Barclays Capital and RBS, and spent 10 years as Managing Director and Head of UK at Tishman Speyer.

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Terence O’Beirne

Chief Financial Officer

Terence leads the Topland Group finance function (which includes treasury and tax) and as a member of the Group’s Investment Committee and main Board is involved in strategy, investment and transactions. Terence is an experienced finance professional, having held senior management roles at a number of large corporations including Capital & Counties Properties Plc and J Sainsbury Plc. Terence is a qualified Chartered Account (FCA) and Chartered Tax Advisor (CTA) having originally trained with KPMG in Dublin. Terence joined the Topland Group in May 2020.

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David Sanderson

Investment Director

David is Investment Director and a member of the Topland Group Investment Committee and main Board. David joined the Topland Group in 2016 and now heads up acquisitions and disposals on the equity side, as well as working across asset management on the company’s portfolio. David has 15 years of experience in real estate; covering investment and operational businesses. David is a member of the RICS, and is a qualified lawyer, having been called to the Bar at Middle Temple in 2011. 


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Ryan Smith

Investment Manager

Ryan is an investment manager whose role involves originating and underwriting new acquisitions and joint venture opportunities on the equity side of the business as well as being involved in the asset management of some of our existing portfolio. Ryan has over a decade of experience in real estate with a primary focus on investment and development acquisitions across all sectors. He is a member of the RICS and holds an MSc in Real Estate from Cass Business School.

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William Davies

Director of Asset Management

William is a Director of Asset Management dealing with added value opportunities across the portfolio and has been with Topland since 2012.  William brings over 30 years of experience with a background in investment agency leading to over 20 years working in asset management and development for proactive property companies.  His experience covers all asset classes and recent highlights include overseeing the complete refurbishment of the 323-bed Brighton Metropole Hotel as well as successfully obtaining planning permission for a 1,200 unit Purpose Built Student Accommodation scheme in Warwick.