Head of Alternative Living Sector
Commercial Agency and Advisory

McPhail is a partner and Head of Alternative Living sector specialising in investment 

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    Craig has over a decade’s experience in investment agency and leads the Alternative Living Sector team. His client base includes UK institutions, private equity, developers and owner operators.

    He works across the UK for a range of key stakeholders in both the Purpose Built Student Accommodation and Build to Rent sectors. His expertise lies in development funding and mixed-use schemes.

    Key Skills

    • Transactional advice in relation to investment acquisitions and disposal
    • Structuring advice in relation to forward funding and JV partnerships
    • Development consultancy including design and operational requirements
    • IRR cash flow and development appraisal analysis
    • Demographic and sub-market analytics


    • Aviva Investors
    • Watkin Jones
    • AIG
    • Curlew Capital
    • Mace Real Estate
    • Student Roost
    • M&G Real Estate
    • HG Developments
    • Cannon Capital
    • Europa Generation
    • Benson Elliot

    Client testimonial

    "Craig and his wider team have been invaluable in sourcing and securing the right opportunities to invest in. They are tenacious in the pursuit of a deal but always provide well balanced and professional advice which, in our experience, adds real value to the transaction process."

    Curlew Student Trust

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