Watkin Property Ventures is the umbrella company for a group of property development, investment and financing businesses established by the Watkin Jones family.
- acquire properties for our investment portfolio and improve them through asset management, so that they support the business needs of their occupiers
- identify, acquire and develop opportunities, selling them to other developers, investors and occupiers
- provide finance facilities that enable other property developers to grow their businesses
We develop, invest and manage a wide range of asset types including:
- Purpose Built Student Accommodation
- Mixed use
- Car Parks
- Ground Rents
Why does the business exist?
We exist to protect and enhance the physical and financial assets of our shareholders
How do we achieve this and what is our ambition?
We invest in properties through acquisition and asset management to offer businesses the premises they need to support their operations.
We identify, acquire and develop opportunities to add to our investment portfolio.
We provide finance facilities to businesses to help them grow.
Our aspiration is to double the size, by value, of the business by 2024.
Why work here?
We value colleagues, understand their needs and are entrepreneurial in the way we do business.
This provides everyone at Watkin Property Ventures with a fantastic environment to develop expertise and build successful careers.
The Watkin Jones family businesses have roots dating back to the 18th century. Over nine generations, the family created one of the UK’s most successful construction and development companies, the Watkin Jones Group. This company floated on the London Stock Exchange’s AIM market in March 2016, with the family exiting the business’s executive leadership in December 2018. At this point, Watkin Property Ventures was formed to manage the family office.
WPV is a new company but the investment and development businesses which sit under it were formed in the early 1990s and have a long track record of successful operation. We launched our finance company in 2018, recognising that many property developers needed an alternative to traditional bank finance to fund their developments.
Watkin Jones superintends the completion of the foundation stone for the new University College buildings in Bangor