Longmead Capital is an independent investment manager providing direct access to real estate and infrastructure investment opportunities to both private and institutional capital.

We manage funds on behalf of family offices, high net worth individuals and institutions with a sole focus of generating superior returns for our clients by following a proactive, rigorous and transparent investment management approach.

We provide access to the UK real estate market through strong relationships and a proven track record of delivering successful investment strategies for our clients.

Longmead Capital is owned and managed by the company’s management team. The founders have worked together since 2006 on transactions totalling in excess of £3bn.


At Longmead Capital, we pride ourselves on acting with consistency and integrity in delivering risk-adjusted returns.

Working with us ensures:

  • Exceptional reporting standards and transparency
  • Thorough research and accurate market intelligence
  • Strong tenant relationships
  • Conservative and rigorous underwriting
  • Longstanding industry contacts


Longmead Capital brings together a dedicated and closely integrated team with a proven track record. Across the team we have strong cross-sector and diverse geographical experience, which informs our balanced outlook and decision-making.

The business was founded in 2014 by James Brackenbury and Shilen Patel.

James Brackenbury


James previously worked for a European real estate Fund Manager as a Director where he was responsible for originating, structuring and executing investment opportunities in the UK and Europe. He has also worked for property consultants Nelson Bakewell and for bank BNP Paribas in both Paris and London.

Shilen Patel


Shilen has over 20 years’ experience in real estate and financial markets. He was previously a Partner at a real estate private equity business overseeing origination and management across UK and European platforms. Shilen also has previous experience with LaSalle Investment Management and Jones Lang LaSalle Corporate Finance.