After two successful decades of project leadership in Swiss real estate, CEO Newman George Leech took the ambitious step to enter new markets in Europe and the United Kingdom, launching the pan-European property investment, asset and development management company, RE Capital, in 2015.
Some of the notable assets that were developed, managed, and successfully sold include the headquarters of Barclays Private Bank in Geneva; the industrial headquarters of Zimmerman Biomet in Zürich; a 19,000sqm factory and office; and a 30,000sqm retail outlet tenanted by Hornbach DIY in Biel.
Last year marked the construction phase of Greycoat Place and London Clerkenwell in the UK’s capital, and included the sale of the prestigious One Old Queen Street building to a single buyer. In Portugal, the company’s LX Living project sold circa 90% of all apartments, plus, RE Capital’s first completed residential property project, the AAA23 building, has been awarded ‘Best Rehabilitation Project’ at Magazine Imobiliário’s 2022 National Real Estate Awards. This year also saw RE Capital obtaining the building permit for a flagship industrial and logistics asset, the ‘RUBIX’ project, located in Meyrin-Satigny (Zimeysa), Geneva, Switzerland.
A strategic thinker, Newman George Leech leads with advocacy, professionalism and open-mindedness, pursuing success and creating long-term value for RE Capital’s stakeholders. As Chief Executive Officer, he regularly spends time visiting the company’s teams and projects in Lisbon, Geneva and London, encouraging an interpersonal and communicative environment.