About Us.

2014  |  2015  |  2016  |  2017  |  2018  |  2019 |  2020 |  2021

2014

In Summer 2014, HS Property Group (now ‘HSPG’) was founded by Manchester-based school friends, Guy Horne and David Searle. Entrepreneurial, with a work ethic most people could only dream of, they set out to realise their vision of solving the UK homeless crisis. They believed everyone should have access to a comfortable home. In addition, they wanted to provide more people with the opportunity to access property investment by offering low capital, high-yielding, secure residential investments.

By Autumn, the pair had acquired their first buy-to-let, below market value, terraced property in Moston, Manchester. The property was refurbished and let to a homeless family.

2015

In 2015, Guy and David acquired their first property for social housing in Salford, Greater Manchester. They coordinated the redevelopment of the derelict property into a small HMO, suitable for occupation for asylum seekers. It was secured by a long lease to an established, reputable, government-backed, social housing provider.

2016

After partnering with a growing number of landlords, the focus expanded from the residents’ needs alone to include the needs of their landlords, with a goal of facilitating simple, hands-off property management. ‘Housing Social’ was formed: providing high-quality, temporary accommodation for Greater Manchester’s homeless families and offering landlords a guaranteed rental income with no management fees.

2017

In early 2017, an income producing freehold block of 18 apartments was acquired as the first of its kind, value-add project for the business.

In the summer of the same year, the guys completed a mixed-use development of office and luxury residential space in Manchester City Centre’s unique and characteristic Northern Quarter.

2018

In 2018, the pair made headlines by completing the first ever residential sale using blockchain technology. This forward-thinking nature surprised some, and intrigued many, as the business continued to challenge the norms and grow into areas they believed in.

Later in 2018, HSPG purchased a 22,000 sq ft former mill in Manchester City Centre, to create a flexible co-working space.

SPRING 2019

HSPG brough all of their Development and refurbishment in-house, creating a more comprehensive experience for their partners and enabling the developments to be more budget-focused, while maintaining the highest standards for our residents.

2019

In the summer, HSPG appeared on Sky News to raise awareness of homelessness in the city of Manchester, whilst providing over 500 bottles of water to help our homeless community in one of the hottest summers on record.

AUTUMN

2019

After reaching a headcount of 18 staff members, the team moved into the newly acquired Ardwick offices. HSPG acquired their second Ardwick unit with this beautiful, modern building, which is operated by Use.Space – an innovative co-working space.

2020

HSPG secured a £30m loan facility with Together Money to fund our growing pipeline of social housing projects around the UK. By this point, the business had invested over £100m into the social housing sector. The facility enabled further acquisitions, refurbishment and leases generated with our partners, to grow the provision of supported housing throughout the UK.

The demand for social housing is ever increasing, leading to HSPG growing in 2020 from 18 staff members to 35. The team finished the year with a fully functioning marketing, operations and finance department to support the main business vision.

2021

We enter 2021 with a larger team, huge ambitions and laser focus. We can’t wait to tell you where this year takes us…

2020

SPRING
formed Housing Social Developments with the mission of changing the face of social housing

SUMMER
Appeared on Sky News to increase awareness of homelessness in our city of Manchester

2021

reached 18 staff and moved to new offices in Ardwick

THE STORY CONTINUES...

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Get in touch

Use.Space
31 Ardwick Green
Manchester, M12 6PN.

33 Broadwick Street,
Soho, London, W1F 0DQ.

hello@hspropertygroup.co.uk
+44 (0) 161 820 6559

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