The Team

Meet the leadership team for PPR Estates

Jonathan Caplan,

Jonathan Caplan,

Director

Jon oversees all aspects of PPR's business. Primarily, Jon leads the property acquisition team with direct involvement in all commercial, acquisition and disposal contract negotiations. He also leads the firms property design activities.

Having worked full time in property since 2002, he has extensive experience in all aspects of UK commercial and residential real estate. Jon has successfully negotiated several hundred UK property transactions and has direct relations across a wide range of both institutional, private and FTSE grade advisors, funds, developers and commercial tenants to draw upon to the firm's benefit.

Early career was selling high value IBM hardware into small to medium size enterprises giving Jon a broad background in business and entrepreneurship. 

Nick Hopkinson,

Nick Hopkinson,

Director

Nick leads PPR’s private equity fundraising and banking relationships. He also overseas the commercial & operational delivery of our developments and asset management programme with a particular responsibility for risk mitigation. Nick works closely with Jon, strategically planning PPR’s growth.

He has a strong track record in property development and investment across all areas of the UK Real Estate market. He has been a UK residential landlord since 1991 and has worked full time in property since 2004 with Jon.

Nick's commercial career started at Pepsi in 1987, progressing via various commercial, project and business development roles at both blue chip and start-up firms.

Adam Bitel,

Adam Bitel,

Director

Adam’s focus is currently on acquiring Lot sizes with purchase values of between £1.0m and £50.0m for PPR to asset manage across London. Adam works daily with sellers, banks, specialist agents and financial advisors to acquire both property portfolios and individual assets to meet our growth objectives. Over his career, Adam has developed a reputation for discreet, reliable delivery of deals. Adam began his property career as a sales negotiator with Foxtons in 2004 before moving on to a similar role at independent estate agency, In London Properties. He then worked in acquisitions for Rock Investment Holdings.

Rob Silvester,

Rob Silvester,

Portfolio Acquisitions Director

Rob's main focus is to source larger lot size transactions and Portfolios with added value potential. Having held senior investment agency positions at CBRE and King Sturge (now JLL), Rob has also transacted c. £1bn as a principal. As a result his access to Agents, Fund Managers, Real Estate Private Equity providers and Banks is formidable.

James Valentine,

James Valentine,

Director

James joined PPR in early 2013 to expand our site acquisition network. He is primarily focused on acquiring mixed-use/ development sites across London with a buying remit of between £1m to £25m per “lot size”. Prior to joining us, James worked for a blue chip company; developing his skills and experience by asset managing mixed use development sites. James has a Masters Degree from Reading University and qualified as a Chartered Surveyor in 2010.

Ben Coleman,

Ben Coleman,

Design Director

Ben joined PPR Estates in 2013 to oversee and continuously improve our project management. His main responsibility is balancing a mix of timely delivery, quality and value to all our projects. The experience he brings will further enhance our internal systems as we grow. 

Joining from Brookfield Multiplex, he has a wealth of "blue chip" property industry expertise. At Brookfield he managed the design teams of various high-profile, hotel, office and residential projects in London and Toronto. Ben's property career started within architecture which gives him a uniquely creative perspective on the design and delivery aspects of the firm's work.