Now in its 3rd generation, our family business has been providing fast, flexible, bridging finance to property developers, investors and traders for over 60 years. We are property experts who have a deep understanding of the property market and the financial requirements of investors and developers.

Our Team

David Dunsdon - Chief Executive Officer
David succeeded his father as CEO in 2012. David leads the executive strategy, structure, and allocation of capital. His principal focus has been on organic growth and enhancing the resilience of Coldunell’s Real Estate Portfolio, Hotels and Finance activities.

David is a member of the RICS and is an alumnus of Columbia Business School, BPP Law School and an MSc. in Real Estate.

John Aoun - Chief Operating Officer
John joined Coldunell in 1999 and has worked closely with the organisation’s CEOs for two generations. He is a senior executive who manages the company’s financial and banking operations. John leads Coldunell’s finance division and credit risk strategy. His expertise covers the full lending cycle, legal framework, and property development process.

John has an MSc. in Hotel Management and BSc in Business Administration.

Robin Matthews - Chief Investment Officer
Robin joined Coldunell in 2023 as consultant CIO and board advisor. From 2016 to 2023 he was the Investment Director at Great Portland Estates plc, and member of the Executive Committee. From 2008 to 2016 Robin was Property Director at Moorfield Group, a private equity real estate business. Robin started his career in 2000 at Goldman Sachs and subsequently Colliers.

Robin is a member of the RICS, has an MSc. in Real Estate a BSc. in Economics.

Hugo Lowry - Head of Hotels & Development
Hugo joined Coldunell in 2012 and has an active role across all commercial sectors of the group’s portfolio, notably the trading hotels and commercial property investments. Hugo has been responsible for the redevelopment and refurbishment of several hotels, as well as the asset management and sales activities within the portfolio.

Hugo is a member of the RICS and has an MSc. in Real Estate.

Jeremy Marchant - Head of Asset Management
Jeremy joined Coldunell as a consultant in 2023 to lead our asset management and on value- add projects within our current portfolio. Previously he was the Lead Asset Manager at Moorfield Group for 15 years, a Private Equity real estate firm. Prior to this he was a fund manager at Royal & Sun Alliance Property Investments.

Jeremy is a member of the RICS, has a PGDip. in Property Investment and a BSc. in Land Administration.

Jason Hoad - Head of Loan Origination
Jason joined Coldunell in 2021. He has dedicated his career to business development and relationship led lending within the Bridging and Development Finance Industry. Since the Global Financial Crisis, he has been Head of Origination for the Liechtenstein Bank backed lender Boutique Capital and the past three years’ Coldunell Finance. He has extensive knowledge and a black book of developer clients throughout the South-East of England.

Jason played rugby for Harlequins & Richmond and was capped by England in various age groups.

Ben Keller - Case Manager
Since joining the team in 2016 with a degree in business management, Ben assists with the organisations case and asset management. Ben manages the residential properties as well as assisting with the wider portfolio.

Elaine Pharoah - Finance Manager
Elaine joined Coldunell in 2014 and is responsible for financial management within the business. She is a qualified Chartered Accountant after her degree in Accounting and Finance from Lancaster University.

Company History

David Dunsdon Snr started selling flowers and vegetables, as a sixteen year old, from a horse and cart to stalls holders in Brentford Market during WWII. Those early endeavours as a greengrocer, enabled him to establish Coldunell as an automotive dealer and finance provider on the Great West Road, Middlesex in the 1950’s. From the 1960’s onwards, Coldunell’s modus operandi became to invest in commercial real estate, add value through asset management, refurbishment and development and hold thereafter.

John Dunsdon succeeded his father as Chairman from 1995 to 2012. During his tenure, the company grew its property portfolio, with particular emphasis on reversionary, freehold legacy investments and expanded money lending activities.

Now in its third generation, led by David Dunsdon Jnr, Coldunell remains committed to a value investing philosophy and is actively seeking quality real estate and finance opportunities in London and the South East of England.