Who We Are

Who We are

PROPERTY INVESTMENT & DEVELOPMENT YOU CAN TRUST

MACHIN INVESTMENTS SPECIALISES IN DELIVERING END-TO-END PROPERTY DEVELOPMENTS FOR INVESTORS TO CREATE HIGH-YIELD FINANCIAL RETURNS AND LOCAL REGENERATION.


We minimise outlay whilst maximising returns by transforming run-down commercial property or land, into high-quality housing.  Our tight-knit team uses a rare combination of skills and experience, combined with a passion for property. Typically, our investors join us on a profit-sharing basis by providing shares in a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV). We manage investors’ hard-earned capital exactly as we would our own: with prudence, respect and the greatest of care. In fact, we regularly invest our own money into projects alongside our investors. Our track record has attracted some exceptional relationships with financiers, agents and service providers.


THE TEAM

Will Machin

WILL MACHIN

FOUNDER & CEO

Founder of Machin Investments, Will is an accomplished, award-winning entrepreneur with a significant track record in property investment and development. He’s experienced many highs and lows of business and property investment, but always remains an ardent advocate of small businesses and property development. Graduating with a university degree in Real Estate Surveying, Will went on to work as a Commercial Property Valuation Surveyor for Leeds-based Weatheralls and an Investment Management Surveyor for LaSalle Investment Management in London, managing property portfolios for HSBC and British Aerospace pension funds.

While cutting his entrepreneurial teeth on highly successful projects, including a multi-award-winning farm shop and café and a software technology business, Will also set up The Machin Group. Using his local knowledge of Brighton and the South East of England, he identified and managed his own, higher-yielding property development projects. Having created an excellent track record with Lloyds Commercial, the bank encouraged and backed him to expand operations by raising private investor equity.  Machin Investments was born. Now, with a number of successful developments under his belt, Will enjoys delivering significant investor returns, whilst contributing to the local economy and infrastructure.

Josh Blakemore

JOSH BLAKEMORE

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Josh had already established and grown his own contracting firm before gaining further project management expertise as lead contractor for all Machin Group projects. He has brought wide-ranging re-development experience including: a boutique hotel, luxury apartments and period property conversions in the conservation-protected city of Bath, where he studied Mathematics and Architecture at University.

Josh combines his gift for mathematics with highly impressive practical applications, resulting in the timely and safe delivery of profitable projects. As Executive Director of Machin Investments, Josh’s drive, experience and intelligence naturally suit his involvement in every aspect of the business, from investment analysis and property acquisition, to project management and delivery.

Brian De Guchy

BRIAN DE GRUCHY

PROJECT MANAGER

A highly experienced project manager, Brian has been involved in the construction industry since 1998.  He has managed the construction and renovation of a number of commercial projects ranging from a hotel to high spec villas. Most recently, Brian has been tasked to project manage the conversion of the ‘landmark’ Luxor Cinema in Lancing, Sussex to 12 luxury apartments. Brian works to the highest standards, ensuring every Machin Investment project is safe, on time and within budget.

Melissa Onslow

MELISSA ONSLOW

ACCOUNTS

Melissa has several years’ bookkeeping experience across a range of industries. After managing the accounts for Machin Group developments – including all contracting operations compliant with the Construction Industry Scheme – Melissa now oversees Machin Investment’s books, providing our investors with regular, up-to-date, transparent accounts.

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THERESA

ADMINISTRATOR

Theresa is, quite simply, Machin Investment’s ‘rock’. Having spent 14 years as Administrator to a number of senior Government civil servants, managing business-critical processes is her professional motivation.  Trustworthy, discreet, reliable and highly organised, Theresa helps Will and Josh manage every aspect of the administrative side of the business; in particular HR and payroll, stock, budgetary control and supply chain management.