The Team

Jonathan Bloomer

Jonathan Bloomer MBE

Jonathan has had a long career in financial services, particularly insurance and asset management. He has recently completed seven years with Cerberus, a NY based private equity company acting as an operating partner for a number of their financial services investments. Prior to this, he was with Prudential plc, the insurance and asset management group, for ten years; originally as the Group CFO and for the last five years as Chief Executive for the Group. His early career was as an accountant with Arthur Andersen working with a wide range of companies in financial services. Jonathan is also the Chairman of Arrow Global Group and Chairman of Shepherd Direct Limited.

Ron Persaud

Ron Persaud

Ron has been in the real estate business for nearly 30 years, with over 20 years experience in development specialising in acquiring land and buildings, usually off market to create mixed use schemes throughout the UK.

As CEO and founder of the Cuckfield Group he obtained planning permission for over 4,000,000 square feet with a gross development value in excess of £400M and had joint ventures with Morgan Grenfell, Deutsche Bank, Tritax, Sofam Beheer, Raven Group, Persimmon Group, JJ Gallagher, Anglo Irish, and RBS.

James Fothergill

James Fothergill

Development manager James Fothergill has been a well-known face in the South West property community for many years. As Change Real Estate’s interface with the professions working to bring our projects forward, it is his role to ensure that our vision for aspirational and desirable development becomes reality.

A Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, James brings over 30 years property experience and management to Change Real Estate.

Luke Mills

Luke Mills

Project manager Luke Mills brings his experience of development throughout the South West region to Change Real Estate by working with our professional teams to ensure a successful delivery of our projects on site. A RICS Chartered Surveyor, Luke has an MSc in Surveying from University College of Estate Management, and counts amongst his experience valuable time working for The Guinness Partnership.