Development Team

For the Developments Team, please call 01522 505481 or email team member directly.

Graeme Cosgrove
Group Director of Developments

Graeme Cosgrove

Group Director of Developments

Graeme_cosgrove@simonsgroup.com

Graeme has over 25 Years development experience in Retail, Leisure and Mixed Use both in Town Centre and Out of Town locations and is responsible for the Development activity of Simons Group.

Prior to joining Simons, Graeme held senior client side Property Development and Acquisition roles at the retailer Sears as well as Leisure operators Bass and Warner Village Cinemas. On leaving Bass Graeme joined developer Wilson Bowden Developments where he spend 9 years as both Development Director and Operations Director for the mixed use division of the business.

Amy Arnold
Trainee Management Accountant

Amy Arnold

Trainee Management Accountant

Amy_arnold@simonsgroup.com

Amy joined the Developments team in September 2014 as a Trainee Management Accountant after graduating from the University of Lincoln with a BA (hons) degree in Accountancy and Finance. Her key role is to support the Developments Commercial Accountant and the Finance Team including processing of all general accounting information and to monitor costs against budget.

She has attained her CSCS Accreditation and is currently progressing her studies with ICAEW towards a professional accountancy qualification.

Alistair Calder
Senior Project Manager

Alistair Calder

Senior Project Manager

Alistair_calder@simonsgroup.com

Having amassed some 30 years of project and development management experience, he has been responsible for the identification and or delivery of some 7 million square feet of retail and commercial space throughout the UK and MENA Regions.

Having begun his career within Local Authority in Scotland, he joined Safeway Plc in 1989 and over 9 years, was successful in delivering their ambitious new store programme throughout Northern England and Scotland, being personally responsible for some 32 stores and a similar number of petrol filling stations. Previous organisations also include McKinsey & Co, AWG Property, Credential Holdings Ltd and Spinneys, a long established Middle Eastern food retailer (majority owned by Abraaj Capital, the renowned Dubai based, Capital Investment business).

In addition to procuring and delivering new opportunities, Alistair has been heavily involved in the rebranding and upscaling of corporate identity throughout his previous organisations. Responsible for the feasibility support and delivery of the company’s new retail development opportunities, he will be involved in all aspects of design, construction and procurement.

Mark Hawthorne
Developments Manager

Mark Hawthorne

Developments Manager

Mark_Hawthorne@simonsgroup.com

Mark has over 20 years of experience having trained originally as a General Practice Surveyor working for a number of the leading Commercial practices in the East Midlands.

Mark joined Simons in the summer of 2012, and is responsible for the delivery of several of our Mixed Use Town centre Retail led developments, in addition to identifying and securing new opportunities.

Michelle Padgham
Commercial Accountant

Michelle Padgham

Commercial Accountant

Michelle_Padgham@simonsgroup.com

Michelle is the Commercial Accountant for the Developments team, she has worked within Simons for the past twelve years, initially with the Construction arm of the business and more recently in the last four years within the Developments business. Her key role is monitoring the financial viability of the projects the team is investigating and providing the analysis the team require to make decisions about the opportunities we are entering into.

Tim Robinson
Developments Director

Tim Robinson

Developments Director

Tim_Robinson@simonsgroup.com

Tim is experienced in all forms of acquisition, development and planning, having worked in the property industry for over 20 years.

He is both a Chartered Surveyor and a member of the Royal Town Planning Institute.

Tim spent a total of 12 years at Tesco in a variety of property roles, most recently as Property Director leading the assets & estates and the UK convenience teams. Prior to this he was in acquisitions and planning, responsible for the delivery of large foodstores and mixed use developments.

Dominic Tomlinson
Developments Manager

Dominic Tomlinson

Developments Manager

Dominic_Tomlinson@simonsgroup.com

Dominic is a Chartered Surveyor with over 15 years’ experience in the commercial property development sector. He has extensive knowledge and expertise in site & property identification, development acquisitions and has previously advised some of the UK’s largest and most active developers and operators within the retail leisure / hospitality sectors.

Dominic recently joined Simons as a Development Manager based in our London office. His role is focussed on site finding, carrying out development appraisals, legal due diligence, planning, agreeing pre-lets and forward funding of retail, leisure and mixed use development sites.

Mike Haskey
Developments Manager

Mike Haskey

Developments Manager

Mike joined Simons in 2015 with over 30 years’ experience within construction and developments business, working both in the UK and overseas. His experience covers the full lifecycle from concept, design development & co-ordination, funding, due diligence, procurement, construction management, commissioning and facilities management.

He is a Member of the Association of Project Management, Member of the Chartered Institute of Building and a Chartered Construction Manager.

Mike has acted in a senior management capacity for a wide range of developments that include:- Retail, Residential, Healthcare, Laboratories, PFI, Civils, High-rise, Commercial, Structural Refurbishment, Distribution and Energy Centre Projects. His current role with is to develop technical proposals at the feasibility stage, and to undertake due diligence, secure planning and procure the delivery team, then moving forward to be the tenants / funders key point of contact.

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