An experienced
team you can
count on

Our team
Bringing unrivalled
knowledge about
the UK residential
With a diverse background from across the real estate sector, our focused team has seen it all before.
This team is both experienced and meticulous, applying a 50-page checklist to each development to ensure all risks are known and mitigated, and that value is added at all points. Wherever the scheme is located in the UK, we have systems and procedures in place to efficiently work out the feasibility of each development we look at.
Paul Crocker
Managing Director

Paul had been working in the property industry since 1978. Throughout his career he has been primarily involved in building and running the group’s investment portfolio, originally with the acquisition of blocks where flats were let to regulated tenants. More recently he has focused on blocks let on ASTs. Paul enjoys keeping fit, watching Arsenal and skiing when his wife and four children allow it!

Howard Crocker
Managing Director

Howard joined Delph in 1980. His initial focus was mostly on developing in London, including conversions of warehouses, schools and office buildings. Howard is now responsible for new development acquisitions. Howard is married with four children and enjoys making rock albums, playing guitar and has a large psychedelic rock music collection.

Nicholas Belkin
Head of Acquisitions

Nick joined the team in 2006 and has been involved in the property sector all his working life. Heading up the Acquisitions team, he has extensive knowledge of many cities across the UK and is always looking for the next exciting opportunity. He also oversees the due diligence and legal process. Away from the office Nick is a keen Sunday morning sportsman and family man.

Richard Forman
Head of Sales and Marketing

Richard has been working within the property industry for 30 years and has been at Delph since 1996. He oversees all sales and marketing activity for the business. He also works closely with the acquisitions team pricing new schemes and is responsible for ensuring the locations, layouts and specification are suitable for our needs.

Paul Neto
Head of Construction

Since 1986 Paul has been involved in the construction and property industry with experience gained as consultant, contractor and developer. Leading the construction team, Paul oversees the successful delivery of our properties working with our development partners to ensure the quality product is achieved in a timely manner. He lives in Berkshire with his wife and four sons, where he enjoys off-road running and his beloved classic car in his spare time.

Rebecca Elms
Head of Lettings

Rebecca has a valuable 22 years’ experience in the property industry and joined Delph in 2007. She oversees the Portfolio Lettings across London and the UK, and the Portfolio Sales in London. Rebecca started her property career in Bath and moved to London in 2004 in order to gain further skills and experience.

James Caswell
General Counsel

James joined Delph earlier this year as our General Counsel. He is an experienced lawyer who practiced for a couple of well-established law firms before moving in-house. Away from the office, James is a keen sportsman with a passion for books and Spanish culture.

Ian Jones
Head of Finance

Originally from South Africa, Ian is responsible for the smooth running of the finance department at Delph. He has over 15 years of experience in the accounting sector both here in the UK and abroad. A fitness enthusiast, Ian is a keen gym goer, golfer and long distance runner.

Robert Haynes
Acquisitions Manager

Robert joined the acquisitions team at Delph in the summer of 2014. After graduating from Oxford Brookes University in 2010, Robert has gained six years of valuable experience in property and has worked in the industry ever since. An enthusiastic sports fan, Robert enjoys keeping fit, playing for his local hockey team and taking as many golf and ski trips as possible!

Lucy Davenport
Renewals and Portfolio Manager

Lucy started at Delph in 2014 and has prior experience in planning and building control. She works on the residential portfolio as a Renewals and Portfolio Manager and is proud to be part of such a dynamic family run business. Away from the office, Lucy likes keeping fit and travelling the world.

Joe Sherry
Project and Asset Manager

Joe has over 15 years’ experience in the property industry, starting out in Estate Agency before moving into Asset Management and disposal of residential portfolios. Joe joined the team mid-2018 and is responsible for overseeing the various management companies that maintain blocks where Delph either own the freehold, or a number of flats. Away from the office, Joe loves watching or playing most sports, and spending time with his family and friends.

Vesa Zhita
Lettings Administrator

Vesa recently joined Delph and is a vital member of the Lettings team. As our Lettings Administrator Vesa sends out paperwork for new lets. Vesa is also currently studying Business at the Open University. She enjoys playing the piano, reading and loves coffee.

Alessandra Crocker

Ally started at Delph in January 2018 and works in the Sales and Marketing and Lettings departments. Prior to this, she was a teacher for several years before deciding to change career. Ally has a huge passion for fitness especially skiing and horse riding. She also loves going on holiday when the opportunity allows!