People

  • Peter Deeley

    Managing Director

    Joined family owned construction company (established in Coventry in 1936) from school in 1958. Worked on site (a good carpenter’s mate), with the Surveyors Department in the office and then in 1961 acted as Site Manager for a new housing development in Balsall Common.

    Peter took over as Chairman of Deeley Group upon the death of his father in 1986.

    In 1991 Peter became Chairman of Coventry Technical College (now City College), Chairman of the Construction Section of the Coventry Chamber of Commerce in 1998 and he is past Chairman of the Builder Employers Confederation (Coventry and Warwickshire) and Heart of England Community Foundation.

    Peter is married with three daughters and enjoys golf and travelling.

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  • Eleanor Deeley

    Deputy Managing Director

    Eleanor Deeley, formerly a partner at Cushman & Wakefield who headed the Midlands residential team, has been appointed as the deputy managing director of the Deeley Group, a firm started by her grandfather in 1936.

    Eleanor has 20 years’ experience in the property industry, including a nine-year spell at director level at CBRE, and has expertise in housing, mixed-use schemes and land development and investment across a range of property sectors.

    Her role will see her guiding the day-to-day operations of the £50 million turnover firm which includes construction, development and housing, as well as developing a longer-term strategy for the company.

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  • Anthony Holt

    Group Development Director

    Anthony has been involved with sourcing, obtaining planning and developing out residential development and mixed-use opportunities in the Midlands for over 25 years.

    After obtaining a degree in valuation surveying, he started land leading schemes with a small contractor, working with various housing associations 25 years ago, and was fortunate enough to work at Crosby Homes, part of the Berkeley Group when they first ventured into City Centre Living in the Midlands, developing out schemes including Symphony Court in Birmingham. He went on to work with other housing developers in the retirement and open market sectors.

    Latterly he was the Regional Development Director for Orbit Homes in the Midlands, overseeing land, build and sales for the region. Working with a great team we were able to build the output of the region to over 1,000 units per year and deliver many great multi tenure schemes, including Arden Quarter in Stratford-upon-Avon.

    He has a wealth of knowledge gained over the years in all aspects of land purchase, the planning process, development, sales and leading multi disciplined teams.

    Outside of work he enjoys playing and watching cricket, the occasional game of golf.

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