MEET THE TEAM

BRIGHT IDEAS COME FROM A WEALTH OF EXPERIENCE

A funding and investment solution designed to solve industry challenges

Property developers are still finding it difficult to secure sufficient funding for new developments in the shadow of the financial crisis, despite the government’s plans to build 225,000 more homes across England in the next five years.

InvestSure was established in early 2015 to provide a marketplace to help developers access funding, as well as helping investors and funders find appropriate and vetted opportunities to lend to and invest in.

During this time we have already established an excellent reputation amongst the best property developers in the UK for providing access to funding and investment.

By using our extensive experience in brokering, funding, development, technology and design, we have created a tried and tested structured process and state-of-the-art platform that brings together all the investment and funding components efficiently and effectively.

Janine Lewis

Janine Lewis

Chief Operating Officer & Founder

Janine is an entrepreneur with a background in management consultancy supporting CEOs and private equity investors, such as Jon Moulton (Alchemy Partners, Better Capital), whilst also lecturing at Cass Business School and City University. Janine has spent the last six years immersed in real estate, finding solutions to the lack of competitive funding in property development. Her appreciation of the challenges, for both developers and investors, was the impetus to create InvestSure as an efficient, all encompassing solution.

Andrew Pratt

Andrew Pratt

Non-Executive Director

Andrew has had a long and distinguished career in Real Estate, with roles as Senior Adviser in UK Residential PATRIZIA Immobilien AG currently, Consultant Residential Investment & Funding at CBRE until recently, and UK Managing Director of Grainger PLC up until 2011.

Robert Searby (MA, ACA)

Robert Searby (MA, ACA)

Chief Finance Officer

Robert Searby is qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Binder Hamlyn in London in 1981 and rose to senior manager. He joined client company Drinkwater Sabey, part of Attwoods PLC, in 1988 as UK finance director, which was acquired by BFI in 1994 and then by SITA in 1998 and Robert became finance director of both companies. By 2001, when Robert left SITA, turnover had reached £400m.

Since then Robert has continued to be responsible for a group of companies, together with InvestSure, in financial, property, development and environmental and other consultancy activities.