About Us

CKC is a privately owned group of companies that specialise in real estate development, investment, and construction. The CKC team has nationwide market knowledge, with over 30 years’ experience in delivering commercial and residential developments in the UK and Europe. Our primary focus is in the residential sector, including student accommodation, affordable housing, and private residential.

Meet the team

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.



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.



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.

Peter Holden


Peter joined forces with Geoff Thomas to create the core of the current business CKC. 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.



Bernadette Bayliss

Director & Company Secretary

Bernadette has over 20 years’ experience in Construction and PropertyFinance. Her in depth account management skills gained in this period,provides a solid background to her role as Director and Head of Finance forSUL Design & Build.Overseeing the accounts management team for the group, she isresponsible for the day to day running of statutory and internal bookkeeping processes, CIS returns, Payroll, Credit Control, VAT, as well asleading external accounting and legal professionals.As part of her role Bernadette oversees all sub contractor appointment andpayments, as well as main contract (JCT) contract administration andwarranties.Her role integrates the many financial functions across a number ofsubsidiary companies, developing integrated cash flow models, forecasts,and final account reconciliation.



What we do

CKC is a privately owned developer built on a foundation of specialist skills and experience within the construction and real estate industry. CKC Properties was established as part of the group’s growth strategy, maximising development and construction opportunities in purpose built student accommodation and residential sectors.

CKC Properties is a vehicle to maximise value and efficiency for our clients and investors, providing a turn-key development team with a dedicated design and build contractor, to ensure delivery and quality control. CKC Properties transacts through project specific SPV’s. CKC Properties calls on the construction expertise of its sister Company SUL Design & Build, who support where appropriate.