Gary’s entry into property development began in 1984, when he purchased and refurbished his first property with money saved from running his own door-to-door potato round as a teenager.
In the 20 years that followed, Gary refurbished and resold over 800 properties nationally, with a particular focus in the North West and London.
In 2006 Gary anticipated a possible market downturn and so traded his property portfolio for gross sales of £85 million in stock by the end of 2006. With the market at its peak, Gary sought to wait for an opportune moment, which came in 2009. Purchasing sites for development, DeTrafford Estates Group was formed with the ethos of pioneering functional and flexible living concepts.
As CEO he ultimately oversees the Group’s activity, with a heavy focus on land acquisitions, design ethos and branding. He is the Group’s main reference point for key Stakeholders and Government relationships.
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