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Meet The Team

Alec Askew

Founding Director

Alec is a highly skilled professional with over 10 years of experience in the development and investment industry. Alec has established himself as a proven leader, with an outstanding track record of delivering successful projects across the sector.

Alec's extensive knowledge and expertise in property development, investment and corporate leasing have been honed through his work with leading firms in the industry. He has a deep understanding of the complexities and nuances of the market and his innovative approach to problem-solving has consistently produced exceptional results.

With a reputation for excellence, integrity, and reliability, Alec is a highly sought-after consultant in the industry. His dedication to delivering exceptional outcomes and providing unparalleled service to his clients has earned him the trust and loyalty of a wide range of stakeholders, including property owners, developers, investors, and lenders.

Outside of the office Alec is passionate about field sports and can often be found somewhere across the UK countryside.

Nicholas Hartley - Founding Director

Nicholas Hartley

Founding Director

Nicholas is a highly accomplished property professional with extensive experience in the land, development, and investment sectors. As a director of The Development Group, Nicholas is responsible for driving the strategic growth and the land department of the company.

Prior to co-founding The Development Group, Nicholas worked as a Development and Investment Consultant, where he bought and sold residential and commercial opportunities for and on behalf of clients. He also provided development consultancy, valuation advice, planning, and financial viability analysis. Nicholas has also worked client side as an Acquisition Manager, where he sourced and packaged development opportunities and brokered deals between other developers.

With a proven track record of exceeding targets and delivering results, Nicholas is a talented problem-solver who is always looking for innovative solutions to complex challenges. He is an excellent communicator and a team player, with a passion for sales and an addiction for the next deal!

Outside the office Nicholas is passionate about golf, rugby and football. You will often find him either on the golf course or on the terrace.

Anthony Kyriacou

Founding & Managing Director

Anthony’s career in the property sector spans over a decade and a half. An accomplished property professional with a track record and roots in the central London property market. Anthony has dealt with and been involved in the acquisition of some of the most prominent and desirable development sites in NW1 for a number of private offices.

A naturally talented professional and a people person, Anthony’s extensive network within the land and residential sector enables The Development Group to expand its focus, growth and ambition to be one of London’s leading property consultancies.

Waqas Khan - Finance Manager

Waqas Khan

Finance Manager

Waqas joined The Development Group in 2021 and is a highly experienced finance professional with a career spanning over a decade. He has been actively involved in the development and investment industry for the past 12 years and has gained a wealth of knowledge and expertise in the field.

Waqas completed his education with a focus on Finance and business. He started his career as an entry-level finance assistant and quickly progressed up the ranks. Throughout his career, Waqas has gained a deep understanding of the development and investment industry, including its financial and legal aspects. He has built strong relationships with clients and colleagues alike, earning a reputation as a trusted and reliable professional.

In addition to his work in finance, Waqas is a passionate advocate for community involvement and has volunteered his time and expertise to various local organisations. He also enjoys traveling, exploring new cultures, and spending time with his kids. Waqas is also an avid cricket enthusiast, both as a spectator and player. In his spare time, he enjoys watching cricket matches and playing the sport with friends and colleagues. His love for the game has allowed him to develop a deeper appreciation for teamwork, strategy, and perseverance - qualities that he applies in both his personal and professional life.