Craigard – The Real Life Story of a Successful Midlands Businessman Returning to his South Coast Roots
Successful Midlands businessman and keen sailor, Paul Foster, has moved south to achieve a long held ambition of setting up his own property company close to his family and the sea. This significant step means that his new company, Craigard Investments looks set to become a major player in the south of England as it benefits from Paul’s impressive track record and financial backing by Atkins Holdings and the Deeley Group.
Paul, formerly the executive director of Warwick-based commercial property firm IM Properties, will be based at the Craigard offices at Enterprise House in Ocean Village, Southampton. Craigard’s target is to build a mixed £100m property portfolio over the next three to five years focused on the geographic ‘box’ between Weymouth and Brighton and northwards to the M4/M24. The target will be achieved through development, trading, investment, joint ventures and asset management.
"The project promises to be particularly exciting and already we are well on our way with a number of potential key projects," says Paul. "I have chosen to concentrate on the South as it has a sound business base, great communication and transport links, immense affluence and it’s an area I know well."
"On a personal level, I am looking forward to achieving a much better balance in my life," added Paul. "Coming home has also meant the opportunity to spend more time with my family and enjoy our boat. Although a lovely area, nowhere in England is further from the sea than Warwickshire! It’s hard to beat the south for great business opportunities and a superb standard of living."
Well known within the commercial property arena with an impressive track record at IM Properties spanning 15 years, Paul is looking to capitalise on his enviable list of contacts. In the last three years alone he closed on over £1billion of transactions and it is this wealth of experience that has already attracted Atkins Holdings Ltd and Deeley Group Ltd. Both are now on board. No surprise then that the Craigard team have an incredible track record of consistently good stock selection.
For more information on Craigard, please visit the website on www.craigard.biz or call Craigard on 07721 399 945.