MARCOL’s founders and deal team members have worldwide international experience in six continents, covering most main industries in the world.
The team, distributed across four European offices, has an average of 25 years’ experience and offers a range of specialist skills. As well as leading investment professionals, corporate managers and accountants, the team includes international bankers and lawyers with a wealth of knowledge and experience.
Terence founded MARCOL with Mark Steinberg in 1976. He has been a true visionary, creative and entrepreneurial influence, helping the business to become the multi-billion-pound international investment group it is today.
Terence has been a driving force in the Group’s expansion into Europe. He developed its core operating base to enable management of a large cross-border portfolio supported by a bespoke IT system that he commissioned.
He lives in London and is married with two children. Mr and Mrs Cole are patrons and benefactors to a number of charities.
Mark founded MARCOL with Terence Cole, having had experience in developing and investing in property. His financial acumen and commercial sensibilities have been one of the cornerstones of the Group’s success. He is renowned for his deal-making skills and ability to build solid relationships.
Under Mark and Terence’s combined leadership, MARCOL has evolved into an extremely successful and diverse private-investment business that prides itself on long-term relationships with strong partners.
Mark lives in London and has two children and four grandchildren.
Steven was instrumental in the formation of City & General on joining MARCOL in 1994. He continues to expand the company’s interests in the UK with a strong bias towards central London.
Prior to MARCOL, Steven spent 22 years as Managing Partner at Baker Lorenz where he was responsible for the agency and investment division.
Julie joined MARCOL at the end of 2018, as Chief Executive Officer of MARCOL’s Online Pharmacy Platform (OLP). She is responsible for leading MARCOL’s buy and build strategy, to develop a world class online pharmacy business.
With 20 years experience running online businesses, most recently, Julie was President of Groupon’s international business which included the business outside of North America. During this time period, she was responsible for business consolidation and sustained growth across the 12 countries in the international footprint. She was responsible for a team of 1500+ across sales & marketing, operations, logistics and administration.
Claire took over the helm at the Design Centre Chelsea Harbour in July 2010 and has driven it forward with considerable success, maintaining its position as one of the world’s leading design destinations.
She joined the Design Centre Chelsea Harbour from her role as Publishing Director at House & Garden magazine, the second biggest title in the Condé Nast portfolio.
Before moving into the position at House & Garden in 2003 Claire had been with Condé Nast Publications since 1991, working on Brides magazine as Publishing Director. She was promoted to the main board of Condé Nast in the same year.
Brian Cole joined MARCOL in 2015. Previously he was CFO International Operations at London & Regional Properties. He has over 20 years of experience in real estate investment and corporate finance, including complex cross border transactions, M&A and capital raising. He has held senior finance roles in real estate, private healthcare and retail companies with investments and operations both in the UK and internationally.
Brian heads and controls the Group’s finance function to help MARCOL’s continued growth in real estate, healthcare and venture-capital operations in the UK, Europe and elsewhere.
Pii joined MARCOL in 2007 from Clyde & Co, where he had been a partner since 2000, to focus on MARCOL’s acquisitions and existing investments across Europe.
Prior to joining MARCOL, Pii had a particular focus on large ticket cross-border investments in emerging markets, working extensively in Asia, Latin America, Middle East, Former Soviet Union and Africa.
In addition to his investment work at MARCOL, Pii is an active start up investor through his family portfolio, and an avid supporter of a number of European initiatives to create growth in Europe. In his native Finland Pii is a founder member of the Start Up Sauna Foundation, which supports SLUSH, the largest non-profit start up event in the world.
As part of his pro bono work, Pii has held a number of leadership positions at the International Bar Association. He is also past board member of the Finnish-British Chamber of Commerce and the Slynn Foundation.
Pii and his family’s charitable work focuses on education and science, both in Europe and outside. Pii is fluent in Finnish, English, Swedish and Italian.
Ed joined MARCOL in 2015 with more than 20 years’ experience within the health sector across the UK and Europe, the US and North America, Latin America and Asia Pacific.
Ed has previously built and managed several healthcare businesses that included private-equity-backed operations in developed and emerging markets, as well as acquiring and integrating established companies across international regions. The health operations included care delivery, health management, mental health, diagnostics, technology and wellness. Most recently he worked for the world’s largest healthcare business based out of the US, UnitedHealth Group, where he led their international health-services operations that managed over 10,000 interventions a day.
Philipp joined MARCOL in 2015 with more than 20 years’ experience in healthcare operations and management. He is responsible for managing the development and growth of MARCOL Health in Germany. He regularly coaches and mentors the management teams of partner companies and fosters strategic and operational development. He is active in sourcing, acquiring and developing of new partner companies and clinics.
Being an MD, PhD by background he spent after his clinical career 10 years in consulting involving various leadership roles in the healthcare practice of McKinsey & Company.
Philipp was the Managing Director of Median Kliniken, the market leader for post-acute medicine in Germany. He developed the hospital chain into one of the most successful operators in Germany, doubling it’s size in his term and building up market benchmark performance. Median Kliniken was a MARCOL company until a successful exit in December 2014.
Stephen has more than 30 years’ experience in real estate. Before joining MARCOL in 1996, he was Founder and Managing Director of London-based property company Houston Lawrence.
When the Group expanded its interests into Europe in 2004, Stephen established a team in Luxembourg to assemble an industrial and logistics portfolio across several European countries. Stephen is a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (MRICS).
One of the founders of Industrial Securities, Nigel joined MARCOL in 1994 with a wealth of experience in multi let industrial investment and development.
His previous roles include 10 years in private practice with DTZ, Senior Project Manager at Skillion and Development Manager with the Commercial Lending Division at Halifax Building Society where he managed a large portfolio of distressed assets. Nigel is a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (MRICS).
Victoria joined MARCOL in 2006 to take responsibility for Group Operations: this includes HR, communications, corporate and portfolio insurance.
With previous experience gained in the United States and Asia Pacific, Victoria is involved in the recruitment of all key positions across the Group. She has implemented a successful integration programme for the team to ensure the company culture and values are known and understood.
Michael has more than 25 years’ experience in the French real-estate market. Prior to joining Industrial Securities in 2005 Michael worked for private-equity firms investing in a broad spectrum of asset classes as director of acquisitions and joint ventures.
Michael set up the French office for Industrial Securities, acquiring and assisting in the asset-management of the portfolio. Michael graduated from Victoria University New Zealand majoring in mathematics.
Nick joined MARCOL as International Development Director in August 2016 and splits his time between the London and Paris offices.
He is responsible for the international expansion of some of the healthcare portfolio companies, with most of his time focused on FirstCare.
Most recently, Nick spent seven years as Global Sales and Marketing Director at Optum International – a part of UnitedHealth Group, the world’s largest health-services company.
Derek joined MARCOL in 2015 with over twenty years experience in the Technology, Strategy & Digital markets.
Prior to joining MARCOL, Derek held senior positions in organisations of varying sizes, from large corporations like the BBC and Microsoft, to innovative, market disruptive start-ups in sectors including healthcare, media and technology. Derek’s role is to advance the existing business and expand the necessary services, to enable MARCOL’s expanding business base to be highly efficient, effective, internationally operable and controllable by advanced but simplified technology.
Alyn joined MARCOL as a Company Accountant for City & General in 1999 and then moved onto accounts for CGIS. He became Financial Controller of Compco and C&G in November 2005 and was promoted to Group Finance Controller in May 2016.
Prior to joining MARCOL, Alyn was Accountant for Citroen Wells chartered accountants.
He has a BA in Economics from Sheffield University and is ACA qualified.
Ed Watkins-Wright joined MARCOL as Finance Director in July 2016. Ed splits his time between Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour and other key investments including MARCOL Health.
After seven years as Head of Finance at London and Regional Properties (one of the UK’s largest Private Real Estate Companies), Ed has considerable experience in real estate investment and development finance. Furthermore, he has board experience in Healthcare, where he was a Director of BMI Healthcare.
With Compco Holdings plc since 1996, Antony remained with the company when MARCOL delisted it in 2003. He has responsibility for the management of the Chelsea Harbour Estate as well as a number of other properties throughout the UK.
Antony was a strong influence in the refurbishment of the Design Centre Chelsea Harbour, which has contributed to the doubling of the annual rent roll. He is a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (MRICS).
With MARCOL since 1986, Robert asset manages part of the Group’s diverse UK portfolio, including the iconic Royal Exchange in the City of London. He has recently established a Central and Eastern European retail portfolio, which includes properties in Poland and Czech Republic.
Robert is a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (MRICS) and Liveryman of the Chartered Surveyors’ Company.
Having gained experience as a surveyor for Norwich Union, CIN Properties, Peachey and Dutch company Wereldhave NV, Chris joined MARCOL in 2001. He is responsible for much of the asset management across the CGIS portfolio.
Chris is a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (MRICS).
Mike joined the industrial team in 2015 with 28 years’ experience in commercial property development. In his role he sources new opportunities and leads major development projects in the UK from inception to completion. Mike works closely with Nigel Lax and the UK-based industrial team.
Prior to joining MARCOL, Mike was UK Managing Director at Point Park Properties having also held senior positions at Teesland and Burford. Mike is a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (MRICS).
With MARCOL since February 2011, Katie assists Victoria Boxall-Hunt (Group Operations Director) with the running of the group operations, including HR, events, communications, corporate and portfolio insurance.
Katie has an BA(Hons) degree in English literature from the University of Reading.
With MARCOL since 2005, Darren asset-manages properties in the Compco, CGIS and MARCOL portfolios.
Prior to joining MARCOL, Darren was Estate Manager for Pret A Manger and subsequently Asset Manager for Cushman & Wakefield. He is a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (MRICS).
Danielle joined the industrial team in 2014 to seek and assess new acquisitions for the company and to asset manage existing stock. Prior to joining, she worked at DTZ in their Strategic Real Estate Advisory and Valuation team.
Danielle has a International Relations degree from The London School of Economics, and a Masters degree in Real Estate from South Bank University.
Karen joined MARCOL in September 2005 as PA to Terence Cole and has since moved into the role of Business Affairs Manager to Mr Cole, providing support in all areas of the business as well as managing the day-to-day running of Mr Cole’s office.
Prior to joining MARCOL, Karen spent 17 years at investment bank Lazard, as Executive Assistant to the CEO, and before this worked for a quantity surveyors, a software company and an insurance company.
Andrew joined the iSec team in August 2015 to appraise new strategic land deals and manage existing development projects.
Prior to joining MARCOL Andrew worked at AXA Real Estate as an Asset Manager on the Asset Management and Transactions team, acquiring and selling assets for existing funds, managing developments and dealing with an existing portfolio of commercial real estate assets across all sectors. Andrew holds an MSc in Real Estate Investment from Cass Business School and a BSc in Geology from University of Durham. Andrew is a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (MRICS).
Julie joined MARCOL in March 2005 as Executive Assistant to Mark Steinberg, with 20 years’ experience working at C-Suite level, Julie manages the day-to-day running of Mark Steinberg’s office.
Prior to joining MARCOL, Julie spent 20 years working in publishing as Executive Assistant to the CEO of a large publishing house.
Mark joined MARCOL Health at the beginning of 2019 as Senior Investment Associate supporting the ongoing growth and development of the MARCOL Health Portfolio. Mark’s responsibilities include sourcing, evaluating and executing new investments in high growth companies in the Healthtech sector, as well as providing ongoing support in strategic development, M&A structuring, and monitoring of existing portfolio companies.
Prior to joining MARCOL, Mark worked for a private equity firm focusing on pan-European deals within the technology and healthcare sectors, having formerly worked at PWC as Senior Associate in their Strategy team.
Mark holds a BBS Honors Degree in Business Studies from Trinity College Dublin.
Scott joined MARCOL in November 2013 as Financial Accountant for the CGIS Group and CGIS 3 portfolios, before moving to iSec in September 2018 to head up financial processes and reporting for both the asset management portfolio and the development projects.
Prior to joining MARCOL, Scott was Audit Senior at Haysmacintyre, where he became ACA qualified.
Scott holds a Bsc (Hons) in Accounting and Financial Management from Loughborough University.
Sophie joined the iSec team in January 2018 to advise on planning strategy and manage the planning process on a number of development projects across the country. Sophie also appraises new opportunities and assesses the planning potential of existing assets.
Prior to joining iSec, Sophie worked at Knight Frank as Planning Partner managing a number of high profile and complex schemes, covering industrial, residential, commercial and energy uses.
Sophie holds an MA in Town and Regional Planning from Sheffield University and a BA in Geography from the University of Cambridge. Sophie is a member of the Royal Town Planning Institute.
Etienne joined MARCOL in 2017 bringing with him eight years of experience in the French real estate market. Etienne leads the asset management team responsible for more than 50 assets located across France.
Prior to joining Industrial Securities, Etienne held successive positions as a research analyst, an investment analyst and an asset manager, managing a diverse portfolio of assets and contributing to disposal, acquisition and development opportunities.
Etienne graduated from the University of Paris 2 and the University of Cambridge.
Laurence joined MARCOL as a Senior Business Analyst in 2016 after five years as a consultant at IBM working on projects across the globe. Now an Associate Director within MARCOL Health, Laurence is utilising his experience in technology, health and operations to add value to our portfolio businesses and support the development of our Global Health Strategy.
More specifically, Laurence is working closely with the MARCOL Health Senior Management team to manage the acquisition of numerous European assets and develop a pan-European logistics strategy to facilitate the continued growth of an integrated platform.