We are Habitus Group. Our business is all about land, buildings and technology. We invest in and develop residential and retail property. We have an established and growing rental portfolio in leading UK metropolitan cities.
We provide quality homes for families, young professionals, students and cutting edge business start ups. We are focused on results but we have a lot of fun on the journey. We love what we do and have funding to help us become the uk’s leading rented sector provider.
We are passionate about the future of residential and retail property. We have proven Development, Asset & Fund Management capabilities and are working to create innovative solutions in PropTech.
who we are
co-founder and director
Richard acquired his first property in 1999 aged 19 and has since grown a £70m residential & commercial property portfolio across London & the UK.
He was nominated for Times young entrepreneur of the year in 2000 and went on to hold technology related roles at Barclays, Accenture & the fast growing fin-tech company, Trayport, of which he was an early shareholder.
In 2006 he launched the ground breaking Urban Share Residential investment Fund and in 2009 the Urban Share Opportunity Fund, focused on young professional flat share accommodation in London. The Funds continue to successfully operate & grow under his management.
In 2012 he founded Habitus with Tim Watkins.
Richard is a founder & Director of the Strange Glue portfolio of companies, holding restaurants & bars in East London and notably is involved in the Hackney Fashion Hub attracting high profile global fashion brands to this emerging part of London.
Richard, along with entrepreneur Clare King, founded the UKs leading health education ecommerce company, AnatomyStuff.com. He is a major shareholder & board Director.
Richard holds investments in several technology & arts ventures.
co-founder and director
Tim launched his property career in the commercial real estate sector providing consultancy to businesses such as RBS, AXA, RMG & Boots on their office, retail and industrial portfolios. He started building his personal portfolio in 2004.
Qualifying as a chartered surveyor in 2005 he then went on to work with Sainsbury’s and in 2007 was a founding member of the team set up to undertake complex mixed-use developments which included a £1.25bn joint venture with British Land & a £500m JV with Land Securities, two of the UK’s largest quoted property companies.
Tim was also responsible for managing the release of value from various innovative financing structures backed by over £3bn of assets.
In 2012 he founded Habitus with Richard Klin focusing on investment and development in the residential and retail sectors.
Tim has a degree in Real Estate & Planning from the University of Reading and is a qualified member of the RICS.