Landmark Group CEO Mark Hawthorn spoke with Property Week to discuss his journey into the property industry, his cultural recommendations and shares his best and worst purchases and the one superpower he wishes he had.
How did you join the property industry?
“I have been in property and investment all my working life. I started as a 16-year-old office junior, 25 years ago, on the princely sum of £40 per week (£74 in 2021 money). A few years later, in 2000, I established Landmark Group. I went from the corporate bottom rung to business owner in one move, while my income dropped to £0.”
What does your job entail?
“At Landmark Group, we have quite the spread of operations, so every day as the CEO is unique and they rarely play out as expected – such is the volume of opportunities and activity generated. Our core investment portfolio is approaching £200m in value, with a further £100m legal pipeline. LDS Sales Guarantees, a Landmark Group business, has so far cleared £1.3bn of sales guarantees issued in 2021…”
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