Example of Paradise View development in central Birmingham


Topland is a major investor and developer of residential property.

We consider opportunities in all sub-sectors including private residential (unbroken blocks or bulk units), Purpose Built Student Accommodation (PBSA) and Build-to-Rent (BTR).

Our growing portfolio/pipeline comprises over 1,000 units in total with major developments underway or completed in London, Birmingham and Cardiff.

Paradise View

Repositioning of a redundant office property in the centre of Birmingham, to a best-in-class 159-unit Build-to-Rent investment with ample amenities, including co-working facilities and place-making retail & leisure provision. Completion expected towards the end of 2023.

Residential Investments

Social Housing

Over the last decade, Topland Group has made meaningful investments into the social housing sector, funding several joint ventures with industry innovators across the UK and Ireland.

Working with market-leading partners, Topland has deployed capital into granular aggregation strategies, growing income-generating portfolios to an institutional scale.


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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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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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Ben Zakay

Director – Topland Vintage

Ben is a Director and board member of the Topland Vintage Group of Companies. Ben’s role is focused on investment and development from both an equity and structured finance perspective, as well as asset management initiatives within the company’s portfolio. Ben has 10 years of real estate experience, and has an MSc in Real Estate Finance and Investment from Cass Business School. He is also a member of the RICS.

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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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Antony Iannaccone

Director – Structured Finance Team

Antony is a Director within the Structured Finance Team and a member of the Group Investment Committee, having joined Topland in 2012. Antony has 25 years of property finance experience across private equity joint venture funding, banking, principal investment, and property development. During his career, Antony has advised and led on a broad range of real estate investment and development transactions and has over 5 years of bank restructuring experience.