Our 56-year Heritage

The business was founded in 1961 as Fairview by Dennis Cope to capitalise on a marked resurgence in housebuilding in the post war era. In 1967, Ken Oliver formed Fairview Industrial Division and over the next three years, it proved to be the fastest growing division within the Group. In April 1971, Fairview Estates Ltd was listed on the London Stock Exchange.

Fairview Estates decided to have a phased withdrawal from housebuilding; a change which prompted the decision to rename the company in 1985. Inspired by its fully renovated and operation headquarters at Frogmore Hall, Frogmore Estates plc was born.

In 1995, Paul White (current Chairman) joined the Board as Managing Director. Paul White’s arrival heralded a focus shift in Frogmore’s aims and the Company was one of the first in recognising the future potential of ‘riverside living’ in the capital, together with better than average growth in shopping centres.

In a hostile environment of potential takeover bids, Paul White led a £643m Management Buyout to take Frogmore Estates plc private in 2001 and since 2006, Frogmore has been operating as a UK focused, fully diversified real estate investment manager.

In April 2016, after 20 years at the helm, Paul White, Chairman and Chief Executive, appointed Jo Allen, who has been at Frogmore since 1994, as Chief Executive. Paul retains his role of Chairman.

Since 1995 the Frogmore team has invested and sold over £7bn of UK real estate

 

1961
Business founded as Fairview with a focus on residential & commercial real estate development
1971
Fairview Estates Ltd. floated on London Stock Exchange
1985
Fairview Estates plc changes its name to Frogmore Estates plc
1995
Paul White joins Frogmore Estates plc as Managing Director
2001
Paul White and four directors lead £634m MBO to take Frogmore Estates plc private. Frogmore Property Company Ltd was formed as a private company
2006
Launched first UK private equity fund. Final close May 2006 (FREP I) £330.4m equity raised and fully committed into 15 investments
2008 /09
FREP II closes in December, committed equity of c. £195m
2011
FREP II has approximately 60% of equity committed in six investments
2013
FREP II fully committed with 10 investments
2015
FREP III Final close £392m
2016
Paul White splits his Chairman and Chief Executive role and appoints Jo Allen as Chief Executive.