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Voltaire Financial appoints Barnaby Joy and Tom Brown

Voltaire Financial is delighted to announce the appointment of both Barnaby Joy and Tom Brown as Partner.

With more than 20 years of real estate development and finance experience to date, Barnaby started his career as a finance lawyer with Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer. Prior to founding the development business Huntsmead Partners in 2018, which he continues to run with Co-Founder Tom Brown, he was CIO and main board member at F3GROUP. From 2011 to 2017, Barnaby was the co-owner of prime residential developer Tenhurst, growing the business from start-up to projects under management worth in excess of £400m. Prior to Tenhurst, Barnaby co-founded Echo Barrier, now a prominent international construction noise attenuation business, and also spent 6 successful years in Dubai, growing various development and construction related businesses.

Barnaby holds an MA in Law from Magdalene College, Cambridge and a postgraduate diploma from the University of Law.

Tom is a chartered accountant, beginning his career with Deloitte, where he spent 5 years working predominantly with real estate clients. He continues to serve as CFO at Huntsmead Partners, a business he co-founded with Barnaby in 2018, prior to which he was Investment Manager at F3GROUP, working on a range of development opportunities. Tom brings listed and corporate real estate experience from his Deloitte career and work at Hammerson plc from 2013 to 2016.

“Barnaby is a seasoned real estate professional with experience in law, construction, development and growing businesses. His track record and lateral thinking significantly strengthens the team’s ability to deliver complex mandates and secure new mandates going forward. Having done business with Barnaby for more than 10 years it’s extremely satisfying to now be able to call him a colleague and partner. Tom’s background in accountancy and corporate real estate brings a highly sophisticated modelling capability and a deep understanding of real estate across all asset classes, allowing further value to be added to the viability and underwriting of client projects. Barnaby and Tom also bring a variety of client, professional and funding contacts to complement Voltaire’s existing network. I look forward to working with Barnaby and Tom to deliver continued value to our clients for years to come.”

~ James Thomlinson, Co-founder of Voltaire Financial

“I’m really excited to be joining Voltaire as a Partner and contributing to the firm’s growing reputation for full service, integrity and hard work. The fragmented nature of the funding landscape at present means that the need for a sophisticated debt/equity advisor has never been greater. My relationship with the Voltaire business dates back over 10 years and the opportunity to work with a market leading team to deliver value for clients, some of whom I have known for many years, is a compelling one.”

~ Barnaby Joy

“After an extended period of working collaboratively with the Voltaire team I’m delighted to formalise the relationship. I’m convinced that the blend of skill sets within the team will provide a compelling service to the market.”

~ Tom Brown