Regulated by the FCA, Regent Capital comprises a small and highly-specialised team who have facilitated over £600 million of investment across more than 40 opportunities. Headed by Gideon Lyons and Anna Josse, Regent Capital have more than 60 years combined business experience.
Gideon Lyons has a background in the financial, media and retail sectors – as an active business owner, entrepreneur and private investor – with a successful and proven track record in structuring sound business opportunities for the Regent Capital client base across each of our business sectors.
Virginia Beckett is CEO at Regent Capital Plc, where she is responsible for seeking out new commercial property and alternative energy investment and development opportunities UK wide. Her role involved sourcing funding streams for property investments as well as maintaining an overview of Regent Capital’s extensive UK wide portfolio of property investments.
In her regeneration including BPRA and EZAs and public sector funding initiatives including previous role at CBRE Capital Markets, Virginia was responsible for funding and delivering strategic multi-function projects for both private and public sector, including specialism in tax driven TIFs and JESSICA. She has wide ranging experience across all commercial property sectors, including office and industrial, with a particular emphasis on specialist and alternative markets including Hotels, Student Residences and PRS.
Key recent projects have included working with Muse and Aviva on an income strip forward funding structure for delivery of Marischal Square, a £107M mixed use development in Aberdeen and advising Scottish Power on the consolidation of their occupational property portfolio. Virginia also advised NHS and Scottish Future Trust on Alternatives Structures for delivery of NHS surplus estate in Scotland and European Investment Bank on the Market Assessment and review of SPRUCE (JESSICA) Fund in Scotland to support the effective testing of the resources of the (SPRUCE) Fund and review of the Fund’s Investment Strategy.
Anna Josse has expertise in building operations, relationship management and is highly qualified in the charitable sector, having founded Prism the Gift Fund with the mission of increasing the flow of funds into the charitable sector.
Geraldine Ward has a background in property valuation for UK retail funds at CBRE together with development funding experience in tax efficient investment projects at Eurocentral.
She has been an asset manager with Regent Capital for 18 months and was previously with Arisaig Property Partners with responsibility for Maxim and Quorum office parks reporting directly to Cerberus, the funder. She has experience in the property market across a variety of sectors including office, retail and industrial.
She has previously been involved with funding and valuation of number of development projects across a range of sectors.