From humble beginnings, the story of DeTrafford is one of opportunity and investment in Manchester as a city. The story begins with our founder, Gary Jackson and evolves into our present-day goals of building innovative living spaces here in the city. But let’s start at the beginning…
His property development career originally began in 1984, when Gary purchased and refurbished his first property, Kane Gardens. Six apartments in a Victorian house purchased with funds raised from running his own door-to-door potato round, along with additional funding.
Having faced challenges along the way and endured the 1991 market crash, Gary went on to successfully develop over 800 properties including land, factories, industrial mills, houses and luxury apartments.
In 2007 Gary then sold his property portfolio for 85 million.
In 2008 Gary founded DeTrafford Estates Group seeing an opportunity to realise his vision of creating pioneering functionality and flexible living concepts.
DeTrafford’s portfolio has continued to grow as we explore exciting new opportunities in the UK and internationally, ensuring our core philosophies are carried through all of our projects.
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