Team

Geoff Thomas

Geoff Thomas

Managing Director

Geoff is a property development and investment specialist. His first property venture was with MFI Properties Ltd where, as part of the management team, he managed the expansion of the company’s trading outlets from 12 to 140 units over 10 years. He went on to complete a similar role at Wickes Properties Ltd, and in 1994 started his own construction and property development company.

Over the last 18 years Geoff has completed a large number of property developments and Investments throughout the EU, combining successful commercial, retail and residential developments. Aside from his personal portfolio, Geoff owns CKC Holdings Limited which currently has up to 20 acres under contract with companies such as Wm Morrison supermarkets and ExtraCare Charitable Trust. Geoff is also a non-executive director of Hanbury Wealth Limited.

Alex Creevy

Alex Creevy

Development Director

Alex has extensive experience within the construction and development market and has worked on many commercial developments as well as heading up the development department of a large out of town retailer, successfully building over 2 million square feet of retail, and 1 million square feet of warehousing.

He has over 20 years’ experience in the development industry. He also has considerable experience of working with institutions, developers and retailers as well as many commercial partners.

Nick Scott

Nick Scott

Development Director

Nick has over 38 years’ experience in commercial property. AS Development Director at CKC he is responsible for the commercial, residential and student accommodation projects, working on projects across the UK from inception through to handover.  Nick’s experience started at Barratt Developments followed by working for large corporates including ASDA and Gazeley Properties and smaller private equity companies.

His skill set includes architecture & construction, property management, as well as agency and investment finance with the experience to organise and manage complex projects and react to market conditions.

Philip Benoist

Development Director

A member of the RICS for over 14 years, Philip recently joined the CKC Properties team as a Development Director. He started his career in a general practice surveying firm, dealing with all aspects of commercial property.

Over the last ten years Philip has worked in the property acquisition team at Tesco, running several regions for the convenience acquisition team and most recently, at Asda leading the London property region.  On the agency side, he worked in the mixed used development team at GL Hearn and as an Associate in the retail agency team at Brasier Freeth.”

Maria Slater

Maria Slater

Marketing Consultant

Maria is an experienced marketing and communications professional with over 20 years’ experience working on B2C and B2B brands in the UK and internationally.  Maria played an integral role in the development teams in the leisure, retail, student accommodation and residential sectors.  At CKC Maria is responsible for the design development, operations and marketing of the group’s student accommodation and residential portfolio.

Maria’s previous roles include Senior Partner at Good Relations, Group Communications Director at McLaren and Marketing Director at London Clubs International.

Michael Armstrong

Contracts Director (CKC D&B)

MSc Building Surveying Dip ProjMgt
Michael has over 20 years professional experience and recently joined the management team of CKC D&B to further enhance the experience and construction knowledge, for the development of the company’s expansion strategy.

Michael brings wide ranging experience of project delivery and construction across all market sectors and has worked for private investors, funds and institutions, retailers and private clients, advising on projects of all sizes.”

Peter Holden

Construction Director (CKC D&B)

Peter joined forces with Geoff Thomas to create the core of the current business CKC D&B. During this period, Peter has overseen all construction projects ranging from retail warehousing (for retail clients Focus, Wickes, B&Q and Great Mills) and building refurbishment completing numerous re-developments of existing listed buildings in liaison with the local conservation officers.