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 a strong interest in thoughtful design, having started his career in theatrical production followed by a period teaching. 

Kate Protheroe

Asset Manager
Kate joined Appley from Westminster City Council where she worked as an asset manager for both the operational and investment portfolios. Kate has previously worked in both commercial and residential sectors and is currently working towards becoming a Chartered Surveyor. Kate has a strong interest in sustainability and interior design.