'to recreate the buzz of urban city living in the heart of provincial England......' John Davy CEO Mentor Developments.
We specialise in acquiring and developing large and medium sized commercial properties in the South of England. Our particular focus and expertise lies in the identification of large and medium sized licensed properties. Theses are typically casualties of a changing social dynamic that often leave nightclubs, pubs, small hotels, and cinemas as nonviable commercial enterprises. However, utilising our specialist skill set and knowledge, these redundant sites can be transformed into fresh urban living spaces, often alongside new commercial units serving new communities in what were once dormant sites.
Who are we.....?
Mentor Developments is a group of companies dedicated to urban regeneration, providing high quality commercial and residential properties where once stood decaying and broken businesses. Created in 2012 by John Davy and Paul Mahon, the Group has grown from a high yield property development company into a service based organisation meeting the needs of both residential and commercial tenants in provincial towns across the south of England.
John Davy is the CEO of this highly successful, high yielding property development company. His expertise lies in continually building high growth companies, digital marketing and commercial and residential property development. He is the Chairman of Alan Camp Architects, a UK award winning architectural practice.
John is also well known for developing the famous 'Jongleurs' brand, one of the most highly respected and well known names in the comedy world.
As a founder of the Gastro Pub chain in 2004, John also has an extensive retail and office property portfolio which includes an enviable collection of top quality and very successful classic English Inns, restaurants, bars and clubs across the South of England. John has been developing commercial property across the country and residential property in London for over 25 years now. John has many additional companies in the USA and around the world. John is a true 'serial entrepreneur', investor and public speaker.
Paul Mahon is the Managing Director of this highly successful, high yielding property development company. His expertise in identifying and acquiring high quality, sustainable development sites comes from having over 25 years experience working within the licensed property industry. Paul oversees the negotiation of all acquisitions and is also responsible for the build projects, sales and lettings of all the residential, commercial and licensed properties within the divisions of the group.
Paul is qualified in property design and inspection of commercial, residential and licensed property. His most famous project to date was designing and managing the conversion of 'No Mans Land Fort' in the Solent from an abandoned hulk into the luxurious accommodation, you see today with stylish Bars, gymnasium and banqueting suite. He has overseen both disposals and acquisitions for major PubCo's and investment groups along with his own group ownerships giving him a unique insight into this sector, from being an owner / multi operator, development consultant and project manager dealing with all aspects of agents, architects, planners, lawyers, fund providers, designers and builders. Paul is a Fellow of the BII.