FUNDING & STRATEGY

We are a development and asset management team who are capitalised for growth. Our strategies break down as follows:

1.

Logistics and light industrial developments in the south-east of England between 2 and 6 acres, taking uncontroversial planning risk.

2.

Value-add investments in the industrial sector, across industrial, logistics and mid-tech, between £15m and £50m purchase price.

3.

In excess of 25-acre logistics developments or forward funding opportunities, with minor or no planning risk, nationwide.

EVO PEOPLE

We’re Adam, Don, and George. We’re the people behind Evo Lake. We founded Evo Lake with a mission to create innovative industrial workspace. Being 100% management-owned, we can move quickly and be fully aligned with our partners and collaborators.

Our skillset runs from asset management, development management, and project management, so we’re hands-on, and we get involved! We apply our own 70 years of knowledge with agency to create and manage what we truly believe is the right real estate, in the right format, and the right place, to our tenants as customers.

Adam Courtenay

Head of Development

Work
Adam likes to position himself as the group’s nonconformist. He started his career trading credit derivatives at a hedge fund, before moving into the property sector, where he has over 12 years of industrial development experience through Kier Property, and subsequently at Chancerygate.

In the recent past, Adam left the property sector to set up a plant-based food business with his wife, called The Plantifull Food Co., which he remained active in until the pandemic ruined things. He couldn’t, however, stay away from the glamour of industrial property development for long, especially with the opportunity to once again share an office (or the occasional Zoom meeting) with Don and George.

Outside Work
Adam is a healthy character whose interests outside of Evo include cycling, tennis, skiing, cryptocurrencies, technology, and motorsports.

Don Bailey

Head of Projects

Work
Don is concerned at being characterised as the grey hair in the business but is learning to embrace it. He has worked in property as a Surveyor since the late 80s (photos are available) and having worked at a number of firms, ended up at King Sturge in the mid 1990s, before joining Chancerygate in 2001.

He was a key part of Chancerygate during the 16 years he worked there, five of which were as MD. Prior to Evo Industrial, he worked for a family office in London, and set up his own Development Management and Advisory business, Lesingham, which delivers projects for others.

Outside Work
Don has more hobbies and interests than most, with his Wife comparing him to a modern day Mr Benn (Google it, kids!). When pressed to list them, he comes up with the following: family, motorbikes, cars, sailing, shooting, skiing, and interesting tools…

George Minns

Head of Investments

Work
George is our bridge between entrepreneurial and institutional worlds. From a family of entrepreneurs, he cut his teeth in investment management, recently as Managing Director at a £2bn AUM family office, and with prior private real estate experience across both equity and debt at Europa Capital and Blackstone.

Before co-founding Evo Lake, George spent much of his career working in the Spanish real estate market, and has a love for Spanish cities, particularly his former home of Madrid.

Outside Work
Outside work, George is a keen pianist and music fanatic. He is a volunteer with Age UK, and believes in the wisdom of elders.

Clean, Green and lean Not mean

Electric car charging points

PHOTOVOLTAIC ROOF PANELS

GREEN BREAKOUT AREA

RECYCLED MATERIALS

CUSTOMERS WANT BUILDINGS WITH LOW RUNNING COSTS and a low carbon footprint

Within our ground-up development business, Evo Lake achieves, at a minimum, BREEAM excellent and Net Zero Carbon in use; boosting green credentials whilst reducing environmental impact. We target an A+ rating for energy performance for net-zero carbon buildings. We use recycled materials, installed solar roof panels and car chargers, and flood the warehouses with natural light. The offices are good-to-go and a raised floor makes hardware installation easy. Locations are great for logistics, with easy access to major road and rail networks.

During construction, we ensure our selected contractors use apprentices on-site to provide invaluable opportunities to those learning new skills. Additionally, we work closely with both the Henry Angel James Memorial Trust and the Daniel Baird Foundation to equip our buildings with essential defibrillators and bleed kits.

This isn’t a copy and paste solution; we’re looking to enhance our occupational spaces with each and every new scheme. Oh, and our buildings look cool, too.

IT DOESN’T MATTER WHAT THE SIZE OF THE ASSET IS, BUT THE SIZE OF THE VALUE YOU PROVIDE.

An example EVO Lake development

WE’re ALWAYS looking for opportunities

SIZE

Sites of 2 acres to 100 acres. Standing assets of £15 million to £50 million.

TYPE

Industrial • Logistics • Mid-tech

For all these assets we are looking for exceptional in-place power supply.

LOCATION

We are very keen to find 2-6 acre development sites in the south east, as well as value add and larger development sites nationwide.

PARTNERSHIP

Relationships are everything, especially in the property world. Enhanced introductory fees will be paid for genuine off-market opportunities. Nice.

WE WANT INDUSTRIAL BUILDINGS & SITES WITH GREAT POWER SUPPLIES