Our Team

Our unique combination of technology, digital search and data analysis challenges the traditional agency model, and was built by those with first-hand planning and development experience.

Daniel Robinson

Managing director

Dan launched VirginLand in 2019 with a desire to disrupt and democratise the process of site finding. With early market validation, Dan joined forces with The Ringley Group (2021) to access new resources and lead the business through the next phase of its growth. Before founding VirginLand, Dan successfully launched & exited a tech-enabled property management business.

Charlie Youngs

Land director

Charlie was welcomed to VirginLand as Partner and Land Director in 2021 after moving on from solo success in his first property enterprise. Charlie gained valuable commercial experience running his own business, as he did prior with agencies Morgan Williams and Aspinall Verdi. Entrepreneurial, personable and driven, Charlie is well placed to lead our digital search teams.

Mary-Anne Bowring

CEO, The Ringley Group

Mary-Anne is the Founder and CEO of The Ringley Group, a multi-disciplinary property consultancy and asset management specialist with a team of 130 across 3 offices in London, Manchester and Cardiff. Ringley’s core services include full lifecycle asset management for the living sector, block management, leaseholder advice, and property services – including law, finance and valuation. 

Steven Norman

Planning director

Steve brings 30+years’ experience in planning, land acquisition and residential development to the VirginLand team. Steve joins after 14 years leading his own development consultancy and oversees the search and acquisition function of the business. Drawing on a rich understanding of local & national planning policy, Steve is well placed to advise developers and landowners on potential planning gains, applications and issues.

Oliver Wahlgren

Head of Operations

Oliver heads up our end-to-end operations and service delivery at VirginLand, transferring a decade of investment, finance and operational experience with some of the largest PLC developers in the UK. Oliver developed a breadth of transferable skills across several property sectors that serve him well in his new operational role.

 

Leana Aristodemou

Technical director

Leana first joined The Ringley Group in 2018, and has since achieved an MSc in Real Estate alongside MIRPM, MARLA and AssocRICS qualifications during her tenure as Director of Surveys at Ringley. Leana will soon gain her full MRICS status and assume an expanded role as the Technical Director of VirginLand.

Freddy Hoare

Marketing director

Freddy assumes the role of Marketing Director after leading similar initiatives for other fast-growth businesses in property, sports and recruitment. Freddy has launched two of his own businesses, ski wear brand, SQI and a digital property management company; the experience from which serves him well to support VirginLand through their next phase of growth.

CAMERON SHAW

Land Finder

Cameron studied Planning & Property Development at university and was the first to join our graduate scheme at VirginLand. Cam has quickly shown his value to our clients and team, identifying hundreds of target development opportunities that specifically match search requirements. Cam supports the account management function of VirginLand, and is quickly gaining exposure across all facets of the business.

Daniel Robinson

Managing director

Dan launched VirginLand in 2019 with a desire to disrupt and democratise the process of site finding. With early market validation, Dan joined forces with The Ringley Group (2021) to access new resources and lead the business through the next phase of its growth. Before founding VirginLand, Dan successfully launched & exited a tech-enabled property management business.

Charlie Youngs

Land director

Charlie was welcomed to VirginLand as Partner and Land Director in 2021 after moving on from solo success in his first property enterprise. Charlie gained valuable commercial experience running his own business, as he did prior with agencies Morgan Williams and Aspinall Verdi. Entrepreneurial, personable and driven, Charlie is well placed to lead our digital search teams.

Mary-Anne Bowring

MD, The Ringley Group

Mary-Anne is the Founder and Managing Director of The Ringley Group, a multi-disciplinary property consultancy and asset management specialist with a team of 130 across 3 offices in London, Manchester and Cardiff. Ringley’s core services include full lifecycle asset management for the living sector, block management, leaseholder advice, and property services – including law, finance and valuation. 

Steven Norman

Planning director

Steve brings 30+years’ experience in planning, land acquisition and residential development to the VirginLand team. Steve joins after 14 years leading his own development consultancy and oversees the search and acquisition function of the business. Drawing on a rich understanding of local & national planning policy, Steve is well placed to advise developers and landowners on potential planning gains, applications and issues.

Oliver Wahlgren

Head of Operations

Oliver heads up our end-to-end operations and service delivery at VirginLand, transferring a decade of investment, finance and operational experience with some of the largest PLC developers in the UK. Oliver developed a breadth of transferable skills across several property sectors that serve him well in his new operational role.

 

Freddy Hoare

Marketing Director

Freddy assumes the role of Marketing Director after leading similar initiatives for other fast-growth businesses in property, sports and recruitment. Freddy has successfully launched two of his own businesses, ski wear brand, SQI and a digital property management company; the experience from which serves him particularly well in his current role at VirginLand.

Daniel Robinson

Managing Director

Dan launched VirginLand in 2019 with a desire to disrupt and democratise the process of site finding. With early market validation, Dan joined forces with The Ringley Group (2021) to access new resources and lead the business through the next phase of its growth. Before founding VirginLand, Dan successfully launched & exited a tech-enabled property management business.

Charlie Youngs

Land Director

Charlie was welcomed to VirginLand as Partner and Land Director in 2021 after moving on from solo success in his first property enterprise. Charlie gained valuable commercial experience running his own business, as he did prior with agencies Morgan Williams and Aspinall Verdi. Entrepreneurial, personable and driven, Charlie is well placed to lead our digital search teams.

Mary-Anne Bowring

CEO, The Ringley Group

Mary-Anne is the Founder and Managing Director of The Ringley Group, a multi-disciplinary property consultancy and asset management specialist with a team of 130 across 3 offices in London, Manchester and Cardiff. Ringley’s core services include full lifecycle asset management for the living sector, block management, leaseholder advice, and property services – including law, finance and valuation. 

Steven Norman

Planning Director

Steve brings 30+years’ experience in planning, land acquisition and residential development to the VirginLand team. Steve joins after 14 years leading his own development consultancy and oversees the search and acquisition function of the business. Drawing on a rich understanding of local & national planning policy, Steve is well placed to advise developers and landowners on potential planning gains, applications and issues.

Oliver Wahlgren

Head of Operations

Oliver heads up our end-to-end operations and service delivery at VirginLand, transferring a decade of investment, finance and operational experience with some of the largest PLC developers in the UK. Oliver developed a breadth of transferable skills across several property sectors that serve him well in his new operational role.

Freddy Hoare

Marketing Director

Freddy assumes the role of Marketing Director after leading similar initiatives for other fast-growth businesses in property, sports and recruitment. Freddy has successfully launched two of his own businesses, ski wear brand, SQI and a digital property management company; the experience from which serves him particularly well in his current role at VirginLand.

Leana Aristodemou

Technical Director

Leana first joined The Ringley Group in 2018, and has since achieved an MSc in Real Estate alongside MIRPM, MARLA and AssocRICS qualifications during her tenure as Director of Surveys at Ringley. Leana will soon gain her full MRICS status and assume an expanded role as the Technical Director of VirginLand.

CAMERON SHAW

Land Finder

Cameron studied Planning & Property Development at university and was the first to join our graduate scheme at VirginLand. Cam has quickly shown his value to our clients and team, identifying hundreds of target development opportunities that specifically match search requirements. Cam supports the account management function of VirginLand, and is quickly gaining exposure across all facets of the business.