WINDMILL PARK | LAUNCESTON
New Build Development
FOLIOT HOUSE | PLYMOUTH
Office to Residential Conversion
CNSQUARED | LONDON
Claire has always loved doing up houses. Adding value by extending or making the most of existing space through reconfiguring and styling. In 2013, she threw herself into the world of investment property, working with a small London buying agency for three years. During that time she bought around 30 properties on behalf of clients, and project-managed 15 value-add refurbishments.
Claire Norwood Property now partners with Devon-based developers 5D Solutions, matching investors with projects in the South West. We currently have an estimated £5.7m GDV in the pipeline.
CNSQUARED was set up in 2019 to help UK and overseas buyers to invest in London property at a time of huge opportunity.
Something you might not know about Claire: She once retrained as a shoemaker and shoe designer, and made shoes for David Bowie and Alexander McQueen. A pair of Claire’s shoes is in the V&A’s permanent collection.
Mark comes from a private banking and asset management background and more recently spent his time running his own experiential marketing business. He has always had a passion for property and has been waiting for the ideal chance to join the property world.
Mark manages the property investment arm of Claire Norwood Properties, CNSQUARED, with Claire’s guidance and mentorship.
Something you might not know about Mark: He once spent six months working as a plumbing apprentice in Sydney, Australia. Thankfully his skills didn’t impress the foreman, otherwise he’d never have ended up in the UK doing property.
OUR DEVELOPMENT PARTNERS
5D SOLUTIONS (SW) LIMITED
Our partnership with Dan and Jo Stones of 5D Solutions allows us to match investor funds with development projects in the South West. Since 2018 we have raised over £4m to build 30 starter homes for local people, and provide an 'earn and learn' experience for our investors.
Our in-house construction arm, 5D Construction, allows us to be competitive with pricing, and ensures alignment of values for our buyers and investors.
Something you might not know about Dan and Jo: Dan is something of a sports nerd. He not only plays golf and cricket; he can explain the rules in jaw-dropping details. Dan has two rescue dogs, Linc and Roxy, who are regular fixtures in the 5D offices. Oh, and did we mention he’s a human calculator!
Jo is an experienced business coach and counsellor, and her skills are invaluable for the rollercoaster ride that is property developing. She’s also worked in HR at director level. In 2018, Jo walked the Camino de Santiago, and is still in touch with many of the people she shared the journey with.
Want to know more about our projects, looking to invest or have any questions regarding careers?