George has been fascinated by the property development business for as long as he can remember. His father John is an investor and developer himself and encouraged this interest from an early age. He was therefore able to see first-hand the positive economic, social and environmental impact of development work and quickly gained a strong working knowledge of the commercial and residential property markets. Since then he has worked and invested within numerous major sectors from residential and commercial to hospitality and education and is as comfortable advising on heritage projects like the redecoration of the Burlington Arcade as he is on an industrial warehouse development.
George brings a specialist academic perspective to the industry – as well as being a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Building since 2017, he holds membership of the Institute of Engineering and Technology along with a RICS honors degree in Design and Construction Management.
He typifies a new kind of thoughtful developer who still acts on an instinctual feel for the market but underpinned by a proper grounding of theoretical knowledge as well as notable practical experience. However, amongst all these credentials, George also has a shrewd understanding of what makes a good investment, from design to completion. In just over a decade he has built up a wide-ranging and extensive commercial and residential portfolio of his own.
He is agnostic when it comes to sector investment, preferring to focus on identifying cross-sector opportunities that allow him to re-brand and re-position a site effectively. While doing this, he is always conscious of providing seamless community integration for existing residents.
At the core of his development work is a commitment to design buildings which he and his team, as well as the local community, can take pride in.
George has now positioned himself at the vanguard of new and exciting developments across the UK but unlike other developers, he prioritises looking at the holistic benefits of development – providing affordable housing to an area in dire need of investment or working with local councils to encourage entrepreneurs to invest in the community.
George is pioneering a diverse mixed-use scheme here for the first time which will uniquely prioritise marketing to local people – a target market not usually at the forefront of a developer’s mind.
He is also clear that any development he is involved with should be as sustainable and energy-efficient as possible
Transforming a vacant industrial estate in Edgware into 24 energy-efficient homes
Through Polyteck and his own numerous property investments, George has built a strong team of agents, brands, operators and designers that he can call on when he needs them.
He is the consummate team player as a developer and outside of work he enjoys boxing and going to the gym.
He applies the same levels of determination, preparation and skill here that he brings to his development work as many will attest.
George has immense drive in his professional career but his proudest accomplishment will always be his family and his devotion for his wife and 2 children.
We were very pleased to purchase a 25 thousand square foot commercial property in Tottenham from George and his team. It is clear that George is an extremely professional operator and diligent and thorough in his approach with us.”
Marc Foster, Director at Melrose Cap
Throughout our long-standing business relationship, I have seen George grown from a graduate to an established competent professional. The schemes we lend on are robust stable investments which provide social economic benefits to the community.
Sophoklis Argyrou CEO Bank of Beirut
George takes a very diligent and thorough approach in our joint business ventures. His high standards and level of detail have always been most welcome and effective.
Asim Shirwani, Development Finance Team at Lendinvest
We have been delighted with the work we have done with George to date. The schemes we have developed in partnership have been completed on time to a high standard of finish and on budget. We look forward to building a long and profitable relationship moving forward.
Paul Rayden, Director at RCP Group Ltd
Over the last several years we have had the pleasure of working with George. In all our dealings with George he has always remained professional, personal and a man of his word. I am looking forward to continue our positive working relationship for many years to come.
Greg Tsuman Director at Martyn Gerrard
It’s an absolute pleasure to endorse George Polycarpou. Our businesses have partnered on numerous complex property projects over the last 7 years and George and his team have continuously provided exemplary guidance and expert advice on all aspects of FM and Construction. George efficiently deals with priorities as they arise, going above and beyond in promptly and thoroughly addressing our project needs. If you are looking for a dedicated and thoroughly professional FM provider look no further George and his team
Nick Charalambous, Director at Empyrean Developments