Simon Maine-Tucker has over 30 years experience in residential and commercial real estate. He started his commercial property career in 1985 in hotel agency, taking a role on the redevelopment of Peter de Savary’s Falmouth and Lands End projects. Returning to West London in 1988, he was employed dealing with the acquisition and disposal of industrial land and offices. In 1990 he moved into the residential sector and supervised the successful sale of one of the first Docklands landmark schemes: Baltic Quay Marina. In 1991, with the property market in recession, he joined merchant banker Guinness Mahon’s Special Projects Division and structured the disposal of their distressed commercial property portfolio. He has worked with Sir John Ritblat at British Land on the Corn Exchange, Plantation House and Regents Place projects as well as advising on the Hanover Square Estate and the redevelopment of St Katharine’s Dock by Taylor Woodrow. From 1995 until 2014 he ran a Mayfair based private property company, joint venturing with both equity funds and family offices, adding value through planning gain and asset management. Simon sat on both the The Anne Frank and The Game Wildlife & Conservation Trusts and was nominated for a RESI Award in 2016.
Simon is a lateral thinker, adding value to complex development and investment opportunities. He has substantial experience in identifying investments and development sites, negotiating within the real estate sector at senior agency level or directly with the owners. He works with government bodies, venture capitalists, equity funds, bankers, planners, lawyers, architects and underwriters. His strengths include excellent networking and deal-making skills, difficult closures, messy negotiations, covenant indemnity, overall responsibility for financial management, funding and equity capital structures. His has a good contact base and a proven ability to source and complete deals. Based in Mayfair at Dexters Grosvenor Street office, Simon covers London and the south of England.