We exist to make property returns accessible to everyone

Illustration of Bricklane CEO Simon Heawood

Residential property is the UK’s most important asset class: it’s the roof over our heads, and the majority of our wealth as a nation.

However, it’s increasingly difficult for investors to be a part of this market in ways that work for them.

The Bricklane platform enables everyone to invest in expertly chosen homes, earning property returns, without the drawbacks of investing in property directly themselves. Investing in property via Bricklane’s Real Estate Investment Trusts is tax-efficient and intends to pass on the returns from each geographically-focussed property portfolio to investors, without the distortion of equity markets.

At the same time, we strongly believe in improving the rental market for renters. From three year contracts, to capped rent rises, and not charging tenant fees, we want Bricklane tenants to feel at home in their rental property.

We’re fortunate to be backed by some of the world’s leading investors including Zoopla, LocalGlobe and JamJar Investments, which is run by the founders of Innocent. We’ve also assembled a panel of leading suppliers including Crowe and Allsop, who audit and value our funds respectively.

We have ambitious plans for the future, and will continue to use technological and financial innovation to make the property market work better for everyone.

Simon Heawood


Our people have diverse backgrounds in finance, technology, design and consultancy.

Our investment strategy is informed by property experts from the highest levels of the industry, with over 100 years of experience. Read more about them.

Simon Heawood

Co-founder, CEO

Tom Cavill


Steven Edwards

Chief Investment Officer

Craig Hallam

Non-Exec Director (REITs)

Michael Young


Chris Strickland

Non-Exec Director

Richard Hodgson


Will Rowson

Investment Advisor

Paul Windsor

Non-Exec Director (REITs)

Charlotte Brown


Adam Knox


Ali Kokaz

Data Science

Violet Nyachowe


Kat Robinson


Martyna Dawidowska


Antoine Auberger


Sam Browne


Kim Pridgeon


Alex Grechishkin


Arslan Bhatti


Rory McConville


Simon Barker



Zoopla Property Group owns and operates the UK's leading property brands including Zoopla and Primelocation, and has over 14m monthly users. Founded in 2007, it was acquired in 2018 by Silver Lake for $3bn

Local Globe

Local Globe website

Local Globe are a leading European venture capital investor, who have been actively involved founding and investing in over 100 tech companies in London and further afield, including TransferWise, Zoopla, LoveFilm, and Robinhood

JamJar Investments

JamJar Investments website

JamJar Investments is a venture capital investment fund based in London. Jamjar was set up by the founders of Innocent Drinks: Richard Reed, Jon Wright, and Adam Balon in 2013. Previous investments include Graze, Deliveroo, and BlueBottle Coffee


Gallium Fund Solutions

Gallium Fund Solutions website

Gallium Fund Solutions is Bricklane’s FCA-authorised regulatory partner. Gallium monitors Bricklane operations and oversees the investment funds. The Gallium team has launched over 150 funds with gross assets of over £14.5bn

Winterflood Securities

Winterflood Securities website

Winterflood acts as Custodian for Bricklane’s customers, holding shares in the funds on their behalf. Winterflood is part of Close Brothers, a leading UK merchant banking group formed in 1878

Crowe audits Bricklane’s REITs, and is one of the UK’s leading accounting and financial services firms.

Allsop LLP independently value all of Bricklane’s properties on a monthly basis. Allsop is a leading residential property consultancy, conducting valuations of over £13bn of property in 2017

Gowling WLG

Gowling WLG website

Gowling WLG provide legal services to Bricklane and its REITs. With 18 offices and over 1,400 legal professionals, Gowling WLG are a leading international law firm.

Our commitment

Helping tenants feel at home

Renters should feel at home. Happy tenants stay longer, which works well for everyone. Bricklane tenancies are for three years as standard, but allow tenants to leave sooner if they want to. We have also capped rent rises inside this period to inflation.

Our tenants don’t pay admin fees, and didn’t before a government ban was proposed. In conjunction with our partner Touchstone, we make sure that our tenants are well looked after, and never wait more than 24 hours for a response.