Intro Crowd are pioneers in strategic land investment. We provide unique
opportunities for investors through our secure, online crowdfunding platform. Intro
Crowd is an Appointed Representative of Sapia Partners LLP, which is authorised
and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.
What is the investment approach?
After the land has been funded by members of our platform, we manage the planning permission process. Typically, obtaining planning permission causes the value of the land to increase – at this point the land will be sold and the sale proceeds, minus taxes and costs, will be distributed to investors.
We aim to seek out strategic land where there’s a clear demand in the area for future housing, or a need for space for amenities that accompany it. In addition to land located in areas of high housing need, strategic land can include land with good access - for example, near to key roads, or land used primarily for utilities and public or private infrastructure. Such sites are usually within or beside locations that may be put to future residential use, or which are already in urban use. Most of our investment opportunities are for undeveloped Greenfield land. We believe this has the potential to benefit from the rise in demand to meet the UK’s current and future housing needs. Known as “strategic land development”, cities and county councils are often in need of land to be developed for housing or amenities – and political support for these development schemes is very strong from all political parties.
Meet our team
Our backgrounds encompass real estate, finance, technology and design.
Gregory has spent his career building high performance teams in sectors such as technology and financial services. Gregory has grown a number of businesses across diverse market sectors, which have delivered consistent levels of profitable growth in a very crowded market. By founding Intro Crowd, Gregory has been able to combine his passion and knowledge of the real estate and finance sectors to create a new and distinctive proposition that has the potential to have a significant and lasting social impact - a sustainable platform that helps to facilitate the building of residential homes in the UK. Gregory is a regular attendee at industry events within the real estate, investment and financial services sector in the UK and overseas. Gregory is listed as an approved person by the FCA.
Shravan Sood has been a property investor for 28 years, although his professional background is in international financial services: Former Managing Director, Broker-Dealer Services, at Bank of New York Mellon. He has previously worked for JP Morgan-Chase and Citi. Shravan has lived/ worked in five countries and holds an MBA from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.