The Board of Old Park Lane Management Limited (OPLM) has announced that David Gardiner will join the company from 1 November 2021 as Head of Property Management. One of his principal responsibilities will be the mobilisation and future management of the 420,000-sq-ft 20 Ropemaker office and retail development in the City of London, which is due for completion in Autumn 2023.
Gardiner, currently Director of Property & Asset Management at JLL, will play a key role in strategic, financial and business matters relating to the management of all of the portfolio of Old Park Lane Management reporting directly to the Chief Executive.
Old Park Lane Management is a London-based private investment company formed in 1995, with more than 1.5 million sq ft of assets in the Central London market. 20 Ropemaker is the largest project under construction in its portfolio. The building is 70% pre-let to Linklaters as their global headquarters and is due for completion in mid-2023.
David Gardiner said:
“After almost four decades working in London real estate, including 13 great years with JLL, I am now looking forward to the next phase in my career, working client-side with one of central London’s most respected developers and investors. I have known Tim for many years and have always admired the quality, professionalism and vision of the business he and his colleagues have built.”
Tim Sketchley, Managing Director at Old Park Lane Management Limited, said:
“David is an accomplished and respected asset manager whose career I have followed with interest. I am thrilled that he has accepted this new role as steward for one of the most important assets in our portfolio.”
James Cooksey, Chief Executive at Old Park Lane Management Limited, said:
“I am so pleased David will be joining the team during the next phase of expansion for the business, as we move towards completing 20 Ropemaker and starting other new and exciting projects.”