About Struan Capital

Struan Capital is a property developer and operator formed to raise capital from the United States to accelerate growth and provide meaningful returns to our joint venture partners. We collaborate with companies who have the ability to raise capital for our business model and partnership on an individual negotiated basis.

With offices in London and Chicago, the Struan Capital team is able to source, purchase and rehab properties using our Chicago based in-house teams of property “bird dogs” and construction developers. Our fully employed team carries out all work independently on properties allowing us to not only control the rehab work but control outgoing costs.

Companies owned and controlled by the principals have successfully acquired and rehabbed over 115 properties since November 2011. Since June 2013, related businesses owned by the principals have sold 54 properties consisting of 130 units in the Chicago area with an average profit margin of 48%. At the time of the last valuation, using valuations from the Cook County Assessor’s Office web site, the portfolio value was in excess of $18,800,000. The purchase and rehabbing cost of those US properties was $10,037,000.

Struan Capital Key Executives

Martin Tyrrell

Martin Tyrrell, Director

Martin began his career in Financial Services in 1985 as a financial consultant with UK-based Criterion Assurance which formed part of the Wates Group of companies. He moved from Criterion in 1987 to join Hambro Countrywide as a financial consultant and enjoyed rapid progression to become regional manager, managing 35 salespeople and 20 admin staff with total responsibility for P & L for a large region of the company.

In 1990 he enjoyed his first foray into entrepreneurship which led to his business being acquired by another financial business, this subsequently led to him to being recruited to work for HSBC as an Area Sales Manager, before moving overseas to run a holiday ownership business in  Austria.

After successfully completing his duties he returned to the UK and began a career in recruitment for Eden Brown in London. He was headhunted  for a second time, this time to run a recruitment business. After successfully rebranding and driving the business forward, Martin decided to run his own business again and returned to London to run a successful recruitment agency for nine years. During this period, he also set up an additional business overseas in the leisure market.

Upon completing his nine years in recruitment he was recruited to be a Managing Director for an Air and Water Treatment company whilst maintaining his other business interests overseas.

Martin Tyrrell

Peter Shuttleworth, Director

Peter’s career started in 1999, When he spent three years as an accountant for a small local firm producing monthly management accounts, end of year accounts and tax returns. In 2002, he started at Citi Company in their Global Corporate Trust business gaining exposure to the Note, Medium Term Note and European Commercial Paper markets.

Peter was involved with new issuances from its clients’ Note programs and ensuring correct amounts passed between issuers and the clearing houses. In early 2004 he moved to Bank of New York in their rate fixing department focusing on fixing the rates for Notes and loans that Bank of New York administered in a timely manner as rates were published on the open market.

In early 2006, he moved to HSBC to their Asset Backed Securities and Repackaged Debt business gaining exposure to securities that were collateralized by mortgages, property, credit card debt and other loans. He was also involved in setting up Special Purpose Vehicles to aid clients when investing in certain types of securities and investments.

In January 2007, Peter moved to a newly created Department of Global transactions as the CDO account manager at BNP Paribas. During the nearly 6 years that he was there, the department grew from a team of five to a team of 21 and became the second most profitable department of the bank in terms of profit per head count.

His main responsibilities were to ensure that CDO transactions were profitable for both the bank and investors. This was achieved by on-going, extensive analysis of the portfolios. The team worked very closely with investment managers on new investments by running hypothetical scenarios before committing to investments in the range of €100m to €1.2bn.

Julie Realmuto, Legal Counsel

Ms. Realmuto specializes in commercial real estate, banking, and corporate law. She has worked extensively in areas of the law relevant to the Project, including real estate acquisition and development, commercial mortgages and leasing, tenancy in common structures, and general corporate matters.
Martin Tyrrell

Michael Baker, Construction Lead

Mr. Baker has been investing in the Real Estate market since 2005. In 2013, he decided to make real estate investment a career and became a licensed broker. He has extensive knowledge of the investment and rehab side of the market and has contacts throughout the US both in the Realty and Construction markets respectively.