What We Do

Foundation has been actively investing in and developing UK real estate since 2009 across a range of sectors and we took our first steps into Europe in 2022. Having retained a number of our developments over the last 8 years, as at December 2023 our investment portfolio includes approximately £100m of predominately indexed-linked, long income assets. 

We seek healthy returns for taking early-stage risk on assets that are often complex, in urgent need of stabilisation or across fragmented and emerging sectors where we can deliver quality, institutional grade projects usually characterised by index-linked, long income. Our extensive experience across specialist sectors allows us to unlock hidden value and complex projects.

We regularly create partnerships with third-party investors and developers to leverage our capital and expertise in strategies where we have a competitive advantage.

Site Identification

Our highly developed land identification methodology, proprietary data collection, and intimate knowledge of our markets unearths best-in-class investment and development opportunities.


We partner with specialist operators to identify, deliver and ultimately satisfy their real estate requirements. We embed ourselves in the sector specific constraints providing us with a competitive advantage.

Value-add Investment

We maximise returns to our shareholders and funding partners by identifying and executing smart, innovative investment strategies, with a focus on repositioning, creating and extracting value from secure index-linked long-income assets.



We identify, realise and maximise value through extensive risk analysis, specialist sector expertise and proven problem solving. In addition, we fund third-party developers to leverage our resources and capital.


Since 2009 we have invested across a broad range of sectors in the U.K. We are opportunistic in our approach, both as an investor and developer, looking to identify new niches or areas to add value.

Land Promotion

The promotion or acquisition of brownfield and greenfield land for development across CRE and Living Sectors including industrial & logistics, residential housing, data centre, retail, PBSA and care home. Realised GDV – £100m.

MSA/PFS/Roadside Retail

The acquisition, asset management and development of over 50 MSA, PFS & Roadside Retail assets over a period of 10 years. GDV – £80m.

FPC Convenience

The acquisition, asset management and development of over 50 foodstore led value-add investments over a period of 10 years. Acquisition – £40m.

Electric Land

The largest specialist investor and developer of freehold land for energy generation and storage infrastructure in the UK and beyond. Electric Land’s portfolio includes 1.4GW of projects across 36 sites in the UK representing a prospective £100m ultra-secure, index-linked ground rent portfolio with total GDV in excess of £800m.

Data Centres

Conditional and unconditional acquisition of prime Data Centre development opportunities across the UK and Europe. GDV – £350m.


Our core purpose is to enhance value-add and opportunistic real estate investment opportunities by creating institutional assets through active asset management, re/development or planning gain. We do this by utilising thematic strategies, typically in specialist subsectors, where we see long term growth, opportunity or specific market dislocation.


Sector agnostic

Investments with potential for redevelopment or active management

Part-vacant or assets with surplus
land considered

Any lease lengths

Portfolios considered

Lot sizes up to £50m+


Unconditional or conditional acquisitions

We also consider the acquisition of consented land with a view to unlocking alternative use value

Lease lengths up to 5 years, if applicable

Minimum site area of 1.00 acre

Lot sizes up to £20m on an unconditional basis and no upper limit on a conditional basis


Freehold and leased operational sites

Undeveloped freehold sites – from raw to “ready to build”

Sale & Leaseback and other opportunities to partner with operators

Forward purchases and commitments with landowners and developers

Individual purchases from less than £0.50m and portfolios up to £20m

Meet the Team

Stephen Lansman


Ben Lansman

Managing Director

Sammi Charad

Head of Development

Sue Benson

Company Secretary and Financial Controller

Jack Culmer

Senior Asset Manager

EL – Head of Acquisitions

Ivania Walter


Michael Sherley-Dale

Non-Exec Director

Waqar Zaman

Finance Analyst

Keila Abreu

EL - Development Director

Niel Dey

EL - Senior Development Engineer

David Savinson

EL - Development Partner - Germany

Arndt Alferink

EL - Development Partner - Germany

James Bennett

EL - Development Manager

Ronald Tang

EL - Development Engineer

Tanaka Dube

EL - Development Associate

Our Partners

Foundation’s network of trusted professional advisors, investment/development agents, funders and development partners provides us with some of the best deal flow and market insight possible. Allowing us to unlock off-market opportunities and utilise best-in-class advice. 

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