Melville assists UK and European investment fund managers, real estate managers, developers and investors with project management and governance utilising unrivalled knowledge of unlisted real estate funds and over 25 years’ experience as a partner with leading London law firms.

Melville is recognised for his leadership role in the unlisted UK and European real estate funds industry. 

He is a technical expert in the establishment and operation of funds as well as  associated regulatory and governance issues.  Melville is highly visible in the real estate funds market, including conference presentations, webinars and judging panels.

Melville is the key architect and lead advocate of the Reserved Investor Fund (RIF) initiative.

He is an enthusiastic supporter of  industry thought-leadership as well as ESG initiatives, and combines his consultancy services with honorary roles for several non-for-profit and other organisations.  


New funds

Project management support relating to the promotion & establishment of funds, JVs and associated structures - with a focus on  investing and/or developing UK & European real estate


- Independent and               non-executive directorships

- Member of independent advisory or supervisory boards


Project management input connected with the restructuring of UK and European legal structures involving equity or debt re-financing

RIF Current Update 

Latest news on UK fund industry's campaign for a Reserved Investor Fund 

Forthcoming events

5/7/22 ULI UK Annual Conference 2022

"He's willing to go the extra mile and keep you involved in negotiations, and always gets back to you promptly. He thinks outside of the box, knows what's going on in the market and comes up with neat ideas."                                - Stephen Palmer, Director, DTZ Investors

When clients involve Melville, he brings his considerable experience - working constructively with us, the fund administrator, custodians/trustees and others in closing the transactions. He is pro-active through the process.”   - Michael Levi, Head, PropertyMatch

“Melville you have been utterly wonderful. Thank you so much for everything you’ve done. I would unquestionably recommend you”.

Founding Partner, leading UK think tank

"Your efforts in commissioning and coordinating the various legal and tax inputs are providing a holistic view, which is adding value to the fund launch process" 

- Simon Chisholm, CIO, Resonance

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