Downey Homes is a professional independent property development company specialising in the acquisition of under utilised land and property to unlock its planning and development potential.

The Directors, Gill and Gordon Downey, boast lengthy corporate careers which included the management, financing and development of extensive property and infra structure projects. In addition they are also experienced landlords having built up a portfolio of properties through a mix of acquisition, redevelopment, conversion and refurbishment and continue to manage the portfolio through their property management business. They decided to combine their extensive skills and knowledge gained over a combined 50 plus years in corporate, social and private investment environments to establish Downey Homes Ltd.

Gill Downey

BA Hons, FCA, AMCT

Gill is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, having trained with Price Waterhouse Coopers, one of the largest accountancy firms in the UK. She is also a qualified Corporate Treasurer and qualified project manager.

Following many years working in practice, Gill moved into industry and then the social housing sector, where she remains a non-executive Director on the Board of a local housing association.  During her career, she held a number of senior finance roles including Deputy Chief Executive, Group Finance Director and Integration Director.

As a senior Executive working with teams managing 25,000 homes and delivering a further 500 new homes each year across multiple projects, Gill built up significant experience of the housing market and an in-depth understanding of residential development. Gill also managed multimillion-pound loan books and successfully negotiated loans ranging from £10million to £100million to support the ongoing delivery of developments.

Her roles demanded robust financial analysis, business planning and people and project management skills – which she utilises now as Managing Director of Downey Homes.

Gordon Downey

MA, FCIPD

Gordon is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development and an award-winning business consultant. After leaving the British Army as a Major in 1988, went on to join a major subsidiary of Lloyds Bank which specialised in personal, commercial and mortgage finance.

As an executive member of three Boards of Management, Gordon was directly involved at a strategic level with each of those divisions and specialised in team leadership, change management, performance transformation and mergers and acquisitions.

Following this, he worked as an independent consultant supporting a number of large corporations where his work with senior management and operational teams delivered significant impact on bottom line results.

In 2016, he was awarded Best Consultant of the Year by a multinational business for his work with their South East Asia operation.

Gordon has exceptional people and project management skills and brings these, alongside his extensive property experience, to his role as Operations Director for Downey Homes.