This is us. This is Young.

Asset backed investment partnerships
in the living sector.

A team who have shared a 25 year journey
of innovation in places, service and experiences.

Hands on management of assets, brands and the
ideas that turn them into experiences.

Placemade Returns

By Young


Young delivers placemade returns by creating asset backed investment partnerships in the living sector.

Young identifies opportunities where there is a gap in the market. Our track record is to personally invest both time and money into these assets. Young offers investors the opportunity to invest alongside us.

We see more. Young has the hands-on experience to manage assets, brands and the ideas that turn them into experiences.

Precise =

Built and crafted
to investor profile

Adaptive =

Created to evolve with
growth, time and markets

Human =

Commitment to
accountable partnership

The Young team has an impeccable track record of growing start-ups to maturity. It has experience of pivoting, selling and floating businesses.

Whether you are looking to invest, or have an opportunity that needs investment – both experience and financial – please get in touch.


Invest with us

Young is positioned for opportunities - unique, worldwide relationships with traditional and emerging market players. Our investors have always respected our approach.

We are analytical, innovative, and strategic and have always invested alongside our clients. We love the fact that we have many investors still investing from our early days.

We know the importance of trust in a relationship – we need
to understand you first, your priorities, before discussing investments.

We listen, we think, we care.


Partner with us

Young enjoys working with people with ideas that will enhance people's living experience. Our key area of expertise is the living sector.

We offer the knowledge to help grow your idea. Young has 25+ years experience in growing businesses, this includes strategy, innovation, design, operations, finance, to name a few.

We have been called an incubator for innovators. Consider Young a trusted partner. Our instincts have served us well in the past, you won’t find us formulaic.

We listen, we think, we care.



We are excited to share insights into some of the companies that we are partnering with. Young also collaborates with other companies providing peer reviews, operational assessments and general advice.

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Made by experience

Neil, Sylvana and David, a team forged by 25+ years of innovation and delivery of places, service and experiences.

Amongst other achievements, we formed Young in 2003, the award-winning Young London, were the pioneers in the Built to Rent sector and of course launched and led Get Living (also multi award-winning) and East Village (the former Olympic Village) – a £2bn+ listed REIT.

Over the years we have spotted gaps in the market. Our USP is to look at it
from the consumers’ perspective. In our experience, if the consumer is happy,
the investor is happy.

Built on values

Clarity & Care
Conviction & Courage

Neil Young / Investment Chair

Neil has an unrivalled track record and knowledge of the living sector, with over 25 years’ experience.

In his 20’s Neil worked in travel and hospitality – Tui (where he qualified as a Chartered Management Accountant) and British Airways (including two years in Hong Kong). During this time, he learnt the importance of the customer. This had a significant influence on his career.

He then went onto the role of European CFO/COO at a NASDAQ listed executive search firm before founding Young in 2003.

In 2014 Neil took on the role of Chief Executive of Get Living – a pioneer in the Build to Rent sector – following Young’s consultancy assignment with Get Living. During this time, he launched its portfolio which grew to over 8,000 homes across London, and the UK, picking up numerous awards including Property Week’s Landlord
of the Year four out of five years. In 2018 it became a listed £2bn REIT.

Neil has served as a member of the British Property Federation Residential Board, a Founder member of the UKAA Board, Chaired the UKAA Operations Committee, member of the Board that launched SAFEAGENT and currently sits on the Government’s MHCLG Build to Rent Joint Committee.

In 2020 he returned to Young full time.

Click here to listen to an interview with Neil about his career.


Sylvana Young / Design Partner

Sylvana qualified as a Surveyor in the early 90s. She started her career with Segro, Warner Music and DTZ, prior to being a founding member of Young in 2003. She was part of the team that founded Get Living, before taking on the full time role of Chief Design Officer in 2014, where she helped grow Get Living to be a £2bn+ listed REIT.

Her area of expertise is generating asset value through creating places where people want to live, work and visit. Sylvana’s design intelligence has been applied to a wide mix of development schemes and public realm projects spread geographically across the UK and at various stages of design, construction and mobilisation.

She works collaboratively to ensure that experience and knowledge are immersed into all elements of the projects, from façade to landscape, from structure to IT.

Sylvana was named one of Bisnow’s Best and Brightest Women in UK Real Estate in 2019, has been shortlisted for the VC Business Women Award and won the NLA Women in Property (London) award.

In 2020 she returned to Young full time.

David Mackenzie / Client Partner

David has spent his entire career in service and hospitality based sectors.

David is a Fellow Chartered Management Accountant and spent the 90s in various financial operational and customer focused roles at British Airways. In 2000s
David headed European finance at Iron Mountain Inc responsible for a multitude of operating businesses across Europe and the US and where a significant number of M&A projects were delivered.

David joined Young in 2005 and over the next nine years built an investor client base that in large part still retains all investment asset holdings made during that time. As Director of Asset Management at Get Living, David was responsible for the UK residential asset portfolio as well as the entire customer journey and experience. Innovating and delivering service excellence resulted in multiple industry awards.

David is passionate about building long term relationships, innovation and creating value in businesses – resulting in sustainable wealth creation for business
owners and investor clients.

In 2020 he returned to Young full time.


Thoughts, News & Conversations

We will be adding thoughts, news and conversations for you to watch, listen to and read. This will include reflecting on past experiences, current events and future opportunities. Hopefully you will find these interesting, informative and enjoyable.

At Young we want to share. We have always seen huge value in being transparent. From Boards we have sat on, media work we have done to organisations we have started, being open has always been our approach. This builds trust.

We hope you enjoy our insights.

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By appointment, you’ll find us at:
12 Hay Hill, Mayfair, London W1J 8NR

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