About Lime Property Ventures

About Lime Property Ventures

Lime Property Ventures was established in 2016. The company has the capacity to maximise the value of trading opportunities on behalf of the Elim Housing Group, and the flexibility to explore new ideas and operate as an investment partner, developer, property manager or private landlord. Lime Property Venture’s endeavours not to retain properties for rent or to invest capital in opportunities that the Housing Association could take on under its own rules.

Lime Property Venture’s first project comprised the development of Hathaway House, 25 units of student accommodation in the centre of Bristol. LPV has retained this property in its portfolio. Now fully occupied for the second consecutive academic year, the concept and practical design of Hathaway House has been well received by students, the University and the city of Bristol, and we are seeking opportunities to replicate this accommodation model elsewhere in the city.

Since September 2016 Lime Property Ventures has sold five residential properties on the open market and achieved planning permission for three additional small developments which will be delivered by summer 2019.

Lime Property Ventures has three strategic priorities:

Achieve sustainable growth

Achieve sustainable growth from smart investment decisions and strong partnerships.

Build financial capacity

Build financial capacity through cash generation and well-timed borrowing arrangements.

Generate returns

Generate returns for the Elim Group through increased profit from operations and efficient project delivery.

Our Team

Lime Property Ventures has a focussed and driven team with a wealth of management and financial experience gained in housing and development services and other sectors. We have the expertise to manage the key aspects of project delivery including; land and property acquisition, innovative design solutions, efficient construction project management, and effective marketing.

Lisa Martin
Group Finance Director
Lisa Martin
Group Finance Director

Lisa joined the Elim Group in July 2018 as Interim Finance Manager and was appointed Group Finance Director from October.  She joined us from WWT in Slimbridge where she had been Head of Finance for the group for 2 and a half years.  Previous to that role, she worked for the Guinness Partnership based in Gloucester as the Head of Finance responsible for the finance function for the Gloucester area.  Specialities: extensive accounting knowledge, liaising with auditors, managing the finance function, financial modelling.

Juliette Saunders
Head of Development
Juliette Saunders
Head of Development

Juliette joined Lime Property Ventures in 2019, responsible for the sourcing and acquisition of development opportunities for the development of new properties for sale or jointly acquiring with/for partners. Opportunities with and without planning consent are pursued working closely with a variety of consultants to obtain site specific, appropriate planning permissions. Specialities: Juliette is a qualified general practice surveyor, specialising in commercial and primarily residential property development over the past 20 years, based in Bristol.

Rachel Pinchin
Managing Director
Rachel Pinchin
Managing Director

Rachel joined the Elim Group in 2012, she is Director of Business & Organisational Development for the Housing Association with additional responsibility for the leadership of Lime Property Ventures. Rachel is responsible for Group communications and delivering business growth through tendering and funding bids, contract management, and partnership working. Rachel has ten years experience of working in the housing sector; both with housing associations and in a private multi-disciplinary design and planning consultancy. Specialities: Business Development, Strategic Planning, Governance, Communications

Governance

Lime Property Ventures has its own Board of Directors, comprising a mix of independent directors and EHA board members to ensure that decisions made by Lime Property Ventures are in the best interests and fully protect the whole Group’s assets and financial resources