Evan was born in New Zealand, has lived in the UK since 1992 and has been involved full time in property development and investment since 2002. Prior to 2002, Evan owned an investment property in the UK and New Zealand and so possesses property development and investment experience spanning a period of over 25 years.
He completed a degree in Computer Science at Auckland University and worked in the technology and telecoms industry before completing an MBA at IMD in Switzerland, one of Europe’s top business schools, in 2000. Evan then worked for a technology start-up for around a year before starting MELT Property in 2002.
Since then, MELT Property has built over 100 properties in London, Gloucestershire and Kent. MELT Property’s current development projects have end values of over £100m, and the company’s project pipeline is valued at over £200m.
Over time, MELT’s attention has shifted from residential development to mixed-use projects and commercial development, focusing on the aparthotel market.
MELT’s mission is to create inspiring contemporary buildings that enhance and complement the places they are set in. Their developments win awards for their quality of design and sensitivity to their environment and surroundings and regularly break the price ceiling in the markets for which they are developed.
Evan is a well-respected expert in the property sector. He frequently writes on property issues and finance topics for the national and trade press; speaks at national and international property sector events, and regularly appears on Property TV. He is currently writing a book about how to get started in property development.