Sean Slade


Founding Director
Sean has over 30 years of extensive and broad experience, at a senior level, across all sectors of the UK property market. Previous positions held include investment agency at Richard Ellis (now CBRE), Fund Manager of two entrepreneurial property funds at Hill Samuel Asset Management, main Board Director at FTSE 250 Grainger plc – Former European Property Company of the Year and a successful partnership with real estate private equity fund manager, Moorfield Group. Sean has a keen eye for repositioning assets and a particular focus on placemaking and design of commercial elements in mixed use developments.

Tom Marsden

Tom has extensive transactional and management experience in the UK and Europe. Tom previously held real estate private equity positions at Hudson Advisors (Lone Star Funds) and Longmead Capital, specialising in the investment and asset management of cross-sector, commercial and residential portfolios – including the work out of three multibillion-pound loan books. Tom is responsible for Appley’s investment activities. He is a specialist in sourcing and underwriting opportunities, with an aptitude for driving value through innovative real estate strategies.

Ben Rowlatt


Senior Asset Manager
Ben is a Chartered Surveyor experienced in managing commercial real estate portfolios for institutional investors in the UK. Ben previously worked at Workman, focusing on providing strategic advice for pension and insurance funds on the management, acquisition and disposal of commercial assets across nationwide portfolios. Ben has recently completed a course at the University of Cambridge in Sustainable Real Estate and has a strong interest in design, having started his career in theatrical production followed by a period teaching.

Kate Protheroe


Asset Manager
Kate is a Chartered Surveyor with experience in the refurbishment, letting and sale of commercial space in mixed-use schemes. Kate joined from Westminster City Council where she was an asset manager for both the operational and investment portfolios. Most recently she has been instrumental in setting the vision and implementing an impressive Cat B installation within a major office development. Kate has a strong interest in sustainability and interior design.