Our leadership team combines an unmatched understanding of the property market with a commitment to exemplary service.

Santhosh Gowda

A born entrepreneur, with over 25 years of rich experience in the realty business at the global level in leading markets, Santhosh Gowda founded the Strawberry Star Group.

He successfully led property businesses in Singapore, India, and the UAE before setting up base in London in 2007. In his career covering different real estate geographies across continents, Santhosh successfully created high-value property businesses. Under him, Strawberry Star grew in strength and its aggregate investments totalled over £600 million.

With a local presence in London, offices in Singapore and Hong Kong, and a rapidly growing development pipeline, Santhosh is steering Strawberry Star in further consolidating its position.

Nick Stonley
Managing Director - Developments

With more than 35 years of experience within the residential development industry, Nick Stonley joined Strawberry Star from United House Developments where he was Managing Director for 7 years. In the past, he spent 13 years at Berkeley Homes where he was Managing Director for several of their London Divisions.

Nick has a strong London-centric contact base with experience in land acquisition through to project management and holds an Honours Degree in Building.

He is responsible for every element of the delivery of our new build developments. His fastidious approach and eye for the smallest details ensures that we create the highest quality homes every time.

Sathvik Sathish
Managing Director - Group Acquisitions

Sathvik is a highly experienced business analyst. He honed his skills at some of Dubai’s leading real estate companies before joining Strawberry Star to lead our acquisitions team.

He played an integral role in all our London acquisitions to date and is constantly on the lookout for new opportunities for our investors.

Sathvik is also in charge of reporting our financial performance to our clients – just one aspect of our commitment to transparency.

Yash Dave
Group CFO

Yash has held senior roles in the finance teams of several major multinationals, including Thistle Hotels, Vodafone and Casa Forma (part of Pearl Global), in the past. He has a wealth of experience in M&A, tax and treasury, and oversees the financing of every Strawberry Star investment.

Yash sits on the Investment Committee and the General Partner Board for Strawberry Star Fund. He holds an MBA and is a qualified accountant and chartered secretary.

Mike Vos
Group Legal Counsel

Mike started his professional life in banking and subsequently practiced law for nearly 40 years. He recently retired as an equity partner from the Cripps LLP, one of the leading law firms in the country. He was responsible for their international work comprising foreign investment into the UK. He was also a trusted adviser to a number of institutional and private companies focusing on all aspects of property development and investment.

He is considered to be an open, approachable and personable lawyer, dealing with the requirements of individual clients with experience and humour. His main expertise is in areas such as Real Estate Development, Development Agreements, Development Funding, Commercial Property, Joint Ventures (property), Property Sales and Purchases, Property Investment, and Secured Lending (property)

He now provides practical and commercial advice on arrange of matters in his capacity as Group Legal Counsel to Strawberry Star.

Steve Peters
Development Director

Steve is a multi-talented and result-oriented residential development professional with more than 3 decades of exposure to core aspects of the London residential property market. He joined Strawberry Star after 7 years with United House Developments where he was Operations Director.

He is highly skilled in all aspects of the development process, from land acquisition through to construction management, and post contract services. He transformed several prestigious loss-making projects into profit-making ventures. In the past, he has held senior positions with leading companies, such as, Gleeson Regeneration & Homes South, Wates Regeneration, and Alfred McAlpine Homes London Ltd, where he enjoyed successful stints.

At Strawberry Star, he oversees and monitors all development projects through short-term and long-term strategic plans.

Doris Tan
Regional Director

Doris is an internationally-renowned top property marketing professional, and is the Regional Director for both Asia and South-East Asia, based out of our Singapore office.

She has over 20 years of experience in marketing residential properties around the world, including London, New York, Tokyo, Australia, New Zealand, Dubai and Shanghai, to buyers in Singapore and South-East Asia. Doris was the Head of International Residential Property Services at Jones Lang LaSalle Property Consultants in Singapore.

Doris provides strategy, marketing and investment consultancy advice on all aspects relating to international sales.

Ana Mantovani
Financial Analyst
Tracy Wun
Director Investments