It all started with a small residential property investment

1994 – Launch of Mill Group

Manages over £50 million of residential property investment companies under the Business Expansion Scheme (BES).

Establishesa number of private finance initiatives (PFIs), property investment and development funds, including Mill Group UK Property Fund.

1998 - Launch of Aviva Public Private Partnership Fund

Manages £200 million Aviva PPP investment fund and competitively procures 11 PFI projects for the fund.

2002 - Creation of Investors in the Community Programme

Set up to forge long-term partnerships with the public sector, pioneeringinnovative projects that offer a positive future forlocal communities. Provides over 15,000 learning places in schools, primary care healthcare and mental health facilities for over 500,000 patients, as well as other accommodation and cultural facilities for local authorities and the communities they serve.

2004/05 - Launch of the Investors in the Community Funds I & II

Created the first PPP investment backed equally by public andprivate sector investors, alongside Mill Group to invest £700 million in 11 long-term socialinfrastructure projects mainly in the education, health,and street lighting sectors.

2009 - Investors in Housing programme developed and fundraising launched

To encourage housing co-ownership – under which a share of a property is acquired by an individual or family who occupy the whole home, with the Fund owning the remaining share of the home.

2010 - 2013 - Investors in Homes concept developed

With the aim of creating a new asset model that would make the UK residential market attractive to institutional investors.

2014 – Created Oak Portfolio Fund

A £45 millionjoint venture consortium created to acquire 190 new homes in the South of England. Mill Group is the majority owner and asset manager working alongside Bovis Homes and The Homes and Communities Agency’s Build to Rent fund

Our Team

We all share an ambition to strike a balance between commercial and social outcomes. Mill Group attracts advisors that drive innovation in the alternative investment market. Our team has created the right environment to incubate, manage and advise a wide range of real asset projects. Want to join us? Get in touch.

David Toplas

Founder & Entrepreneur

Mill Group


HOP Homes, Abode Impact & Vesta Property

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Rupert Robinson

Investment Operations & Advisory

Mill Group

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Simon Webber

Strategy and Compliance

Mill Group


Mill Finance

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Craig Pask

Commercial project and product development

Mill Group

Home Investment Partnership lead

HOP Homes

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Dan Channer

Project Director

HOP Homes

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Mohammad Salam

Product Development

HOP Homes

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Jennifer O'Hare

Operations & Business Administration

Mill Group

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Liberty Bollen


Mill Group & Abode Impact

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Michelle Leung

Head of Finance

Mill Group

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Nick Salisbury

Non-Executive Director, Advisor - Social Investment & Housing

Mill Group


Abode Impact

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Shola Aromolaran


Mill Group

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Eleanor Bowden


Abode Impact

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Ian Graham

Operating Partnerships

Abode Impact

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Ben Tiplady

Impact Investment Executive

Abode Impact

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Christopher Down

Entrepreneur, Investment Management / Real Estate Funds

Abode Impact

Investment Funds Lead

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Sinesh Shah

Investment developer and director

Mill Group

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Anthony Sykes

Social Finance Advisor

Abode Impact

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