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Seneca Social Housing Team

Who we are

Our team have decades of experience in acquiring, refurbishing and constructing high quality social accommodation to house vulnerable individuals throughout the UK.

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Jeff Morton MRICS

Chief Executive Officer

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Jeff Morton MRICS

Chief Executive Officer


Jeff co-founded Seneca Property in 2017 having enjoyed a long and distinguished career in real estate, working for some of the UK’s leading property companies.

Jeff is a Chartered Surveyor, and his 30 years of real estate experience has seen him transact in excess of £3bn worth of property in the UK and Europe. Most recently, he was an equity partner and CIO at Henley Investments, as well as having been a Managing Director and Head of Investment at BlackRock and Merrill Lynch respectively. Jeff’s broad real estate experience also includes roles with numerous operating businesses, and he has served on the Board of Premier Marinas, Tower 42, BlackRock Workspace Property Trust and The General Practice Group.

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Chris Bullough ACA

Finance Director

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Chris Bullough ACA

Finance Director


Chris joined Seneca Partners in January 2016 prior to co-founding Seneca Property during 2017. As Finance Director, Chris is responsible for the financing and structuring of Seneca’s property investments, as well as wider management and operational matters.

Chris comes from a private equity background having joined Seneca from Henley Investments, a real estate focused private equity firm. At Henley, Chris managed the Deals Team and transacted on deals worth several hundred millions of pounds across multiple sectors and territories and during this time Henley’s AUM tripled to over £800m. Chris spent the first six years of his career at PwC, where he worked in the Deals team on a range of corporate transactions in PwC’s Leeds and London offices, and qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 2010.

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Richard Manley ACA

Chairman

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Richard Manley ACA

Chairman


Richard serves as Chairman of Seneca Property having also been an original partner, and now CEO, of Seneca Partners, the founding member of the Seneca group of companies.

He qualified as a chartered accountant with KPMG in 2003. He worked for KPMG for over five years, initially in their audit business and latterly in their corporate recovery division working on financial and operational restructurings and formal insolvencies. In 2007, Richard joined NM Rothschild’s leveraged finance team in Manchester before joining Cenkos Fund Managers in June 2008. During his time with Cenkos he was the manager of a £60m pre-IPO investment fund. Richard has extensive experience of flotations, fundraisings, mergers, acquisitions and restructurings and holds a BSc (Hons) in Mathematics from the University of Birmingham.

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Stuart Blair LLB

Investment Director

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Stuart Blair LLB

Investment Director


Stuart joined Seneca Property in 2019 to co-found its social housing investment business, Seneca Social Housing, which is focused on investment in residential property serving a social or government purpose. Stuart has extensive experience of the social housing and alternative market sectors, as well as the wider UK real estate investment market, gained over a 25 year career.

Stuart is a bachelor of law (LL.B) after studying at Brunel University

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Jade Kelsall ACA

Investment Executive

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Jade Kelsall ACA

Investment Executive


Jade joined Seneca Property in 2019 as Investment Executive and in this role she provides broad transactional support to all of Seneca Property’s growing investment activity including the structuring, financing and executing of new transactions. Jade previously qualified as an ACA with Grant Thornton where she worked in the Assurance and Corporate Finance teams.