Osborne+Co is a strategic global property development solutions provider, collaborating on a one-to-one basis with end user occupiers. We specialise in defining, identifying and delivering major corporate real estate concept design, build and fund requirements.
Setting a new benchmark globally for end user best in class solutions, Osborne+Co combines a best practice approach to ground up delivery and the very latest in workplace innovation with many projects becoming destination properties, helping to attract and retain the best talent. Our build to suit solution delivers the base building, space configuration, specification of fit-out and internal finishes to end users exacting requirements.
Osborne+Co disrupt the traditional model by successfully collaborating directly with some of the biggest commercial companies in the world to deliver long-term global property needs, including JP Morgan Chase, HSBC, Intel, Honeywell, Nestle, Citi Group, Santander and IBM. We have recast the traditionally more adversarial ‘tenant-landlord’ dynamic, delivering full alignment of interest and creating mutually better real estate outcomes. The company is well-funded and our disruptive economic proposition of committing a minimum of 20% total equity of each project creates a compelling alignment of interests between Osborne+Co and our occupier partners. Our network and knowledge of global delivery and supply chains enables us to standardise solutions and offer a pre-determined set of highly compelling economics across numerous geographies. The development model consistently reduces client real estate cost by more than 20%.
In parallel to this, Osborne+Co also undertakes more traditional development activities, acquiring greenfield and brownfield sites, with and without planning, and strategically acquiring existing assets for repositioning. Within the UK alone, Osborne+Co is forging ahead with The Waterside, Belfast – a £500M, 1.7m sq. ft placemaking development, which will deliver a world-class waterfront locale and regeneration for the city.
Osborne+Co is redefining real estate and transforming the way global companies procure and occupy real estate around the world. We see real estate solutions as a tool to drive workplace and cultural evolution.
Conor has worked extensively in the Middle East, Asia Pacific, India and Europe and brings a diverse track record, as a principal of nearly 10 years, in the development of and investment in major, high profile real estate projects globally. He takes a collaborative, hands-on, approach whether that is with landowners, occupiers or in Joint Ventures with best in class local partners. His global network of senior property development and investment partners, nurtured through region specific partnership projects, means that Osborne+Co can uniquely offer global expertise and deep local partner knowledge, to meet the needs of multinational clients. In 2014, Conor established the group’s London office, which has now become the global HQ of Osborne+Co, and has led the identification and acquisition of many of Osborne+Co’s key sites and projects. In addition to his existing role as a Director and shareholder, Conor will lead the expansion of Osborne+Co into the new asset classes and operations.
Flan has more than 35 years experience in design and construction management and joined Osborne+Co as Construction & Design Director towards the end of 2017. Prior to this, he was Project Director for the £2bn London Bridge Quarter scheme incorporating both The Shard and The News Building with their extensive public realm and rail/underground related works. Flan was previously Project Director on schemes including the £340m Peterborough hospitals PFI and at ISG, then known as InteriorExterior, where he oversaw its £110m Albion Riverside residential scheme in Battersea, designed by Foster+Partners.
Patrick (Jim) Kelly, is a Director and financial investor in Osborne+Co and one of the Executive Management team that is able to bring over 30 years of property and construction expertise to assist in Osborne+Co’s five-year development programme.
Jim Kelly is Managing Director of Corbally Group which is owned by the Kelly Family, a highly regarded successful family run business. In 2017 the family sold two very successful property and demolition businesses for in excess of £100 million. The company continues to retain a portfolio of sites which range from 2 – 375 acres predominantly of former redundant industrial sites which are at various stages in the planning process. The Corbally Group’s success is identifying highly contaminated sites and providing innovative solutions to remediate and develop the sites for housing, employment or a mixed-use scheme. This previous experience and specialist knowledge, as well as Jim’s vast connections within the property industry will assist Osborne+Co in their ambitious development programme
Driving the vanguard of change in the global real estate property market, Jim’s vision is to deliver best in class developments, across all regions, with a specific focus on the end user client. In the case of Jim Osborne that end user may be a city, such as Belfast or Glasgow, or one of the biggest commercial companies in the world such as HSBC, Intel, IBM, Santander etc. His unconventional practice of investing 20-25% total equity in each development creates a compelling alignment of interests with occupier partners. Collaborating with companies directly to strategically help define, identify and deliver their international real estate design, build and fund requirements, Jim has created a new, global build-to-suit disruptor model, in international real estate. He has delivered more than 20m Sq Ft of real estate developments across four continents worth £2.5BN to date.
Having lived throughout Europe, New Zealand and US, Patricia has global business experience across both the Northern and Southern Hemisphere. Her extensive property marketing experience began with Shelbourne Development in Ireland, which went on to create a $500 million global property development portfolio. She brings extensive business strategy and marketing expertise to Osborne+Co having worked in blood stock trade in the US and subsequently creating and selling a very successful equine nutrition business in NZ. She is responsible for the strategic communications and marketing of the global Osborne+Co business.
Formerly the Global Head of Projects for Standard Chartered PLC, the multinational banking and financial services company with a network of more than 1,200 branches and outlets across more than 70 countries and employing circa 87,000 people. Based in both Asia and the Middle East, Patrick was one of the principal architects behind the formation of the Corporate Real Estate function in Standard Chartered Bank where he was accountable for the delivery of over $2 billion of capital projects to support a three-fold increase in headcount in the Bank over a 5-year period. He has worked with Jim and Conor Osborne since 2012 and been instrumental in the successful delivery of projects for Honeywell, Panalpina, Standard Chartered Bank and HSBC.
Phil Silk is the Managing Director of Graftongate with over 30 years of experience and knowledge. He is well-known in the industry and has a vast array of contacts in this sector. Phil started his career at Jones Lang LaSalle and was ultimately responsible for Industrial Agency within National Industrial Development. Following this role he moved to Prologis, an industrial developer, where he became Vice President. Whilst at Prologis, Phil led the southern development team, having responsibility for all acquisitions and development in the South of England. Given Phil’s expertise and know-how in the market he is an excellent asset to the Osborne+Co’s Executive team.
Rajesh is based in Singapore and oversees the growth and development pipeline of Osborne+Co pro-jects in Asia. He has considerable experience in financing and managing real estate projects in the region. Rajesh is a director in Budhrani Finance Ltd which managed a proprietary India focused public and private equity portfolio with assets in excess of USD 100M, as well as a real estate portfo-lio which includes JV with Godrej Properties Ltd and Tata Housing with a total built up area in excess of 3.5M sq ft. He serves as Director Centrum Retail Financial Services, a publicly listed full service fi-nancial services company. He is also a Director of Privi Organics Ltd, Asia’s largest manufacturer of aroma chemicals. He is an independent director of Fairchem Speciality Private Limited, one of India’s largest publicly listed Speciality Chemical companies.
Rick has worked with the Osborne+Co principles for over 20 years in various projects across the world. As a core member of the senior executive team, he is now currently responsible for the de-livery of strategic projects in Asia, including Build-To-Suit developments for clients such as CitiGroup (Manila) and Nestle (Philippines). With over 40 years experience in the construction industry, Rick has been responsible for large-scale construction delivery projects in the hotel/hospitality; luxury residential; commercial office and industrial sectors, as well as local government projects. He is particularly experienced in partnership and framework agreements with multinationals. Rick’s leadership and team building qualities ensures these bespoke projects are effectively and efficiently managed to achieve optimum results.
With over 30 years commercial investment and development experience in acquisition, development management, funding and leasing across the UK, Far East and Middle Eastern markets, Will is now Director of Osborne+Co’s operations in Scotland. As well as leading the development of Osborne+Co’s Grade A, 280,000 sq ft Argyle Street office development in Glasgow, he is currently exploring further opportunities in Scotland and the major English regional cities as Osborne+Co expands across the UK. His previous development experience includes major Scottish commercial projects such as Waverleygate and Exchange Place in Edinburgh, together with a number of hotel and student schemes across Scotland and the North of England. Prior to joining Osborne+Co he was Managing Director of Robertson Property, the commercial development arm of the Robertson Group, Scotland’s largest privately-owned infrastructure, construction and support services business.