Robert Houston BSc FRICS | Partner

Robert is Senior Partner of St Bride’s Managers. Previously he was the Global Chairman and Chief Executive of ING Real Estate Investment Management, one of the world’s largest property investment managers with more than $80 billion of assets worldwide and operating in twenty-two countries across four continents.

Robert has been active in the real estate sector for over forty years. In 1980, he founded Rowe & Pitman Property Services which four years later became Baring, Houston & Saunders.  B,H&S evolved to become part of the ING Group in 1995.

Telephone: +44 0(20) 7078 1950


Ian Houston BA MA MRICS | Partner

Ian is St Bride's senior fund manager and responsible for the growth and development of the business in the UK and Continental Europe.

Prior to St Bride's Managers, he was an Associate Partner at Cushman & Wakefield, firstly responsible for the investment, development, sale and management of property assets for syndicated funds and High Net Worth individuals and then specialising in development management, development consultancy and the sale and purchase of development sites throughout Central London.

Telephone: +44 0(20) 7078 1961


Tim Burke-Murphy BA MA MRICS | Assistant Fund Manager

Tim joined St Bride's Managers in April 2015 as an Assistant Fund Manager.

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He started his career at Cushman & Wakefield, asset managing property portfolios on behalf of syndicated funds and advising on investment and development opportunities.  More recently, Tim spent 6 years at Allsop as an Associate Partner in Insolvency, dealing with distressed real estate across all sectors.

Telephone: +44 0(20) 7078 1958


Struan White BA MSc | Graduate Surveyor

Struan joined St Brides in October 2017 as a Graduate Surveyor.


In 2016/17 he completed an MSc in Real Estate from the University of Reading, previously graduating with a BA in Politics from Loughborough University.  During his time at Loughborough Struan was involved in St Brides’ associated charity, Boost Charitable Trust.

Prior to St Brides, Struan completed work placements at Buccleuch Estates, Savills and more recently Knight Frank.

Telephone: +44 0(20) 7078 1960


Lisa Ryszkowska BA | Manager

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Lisa joined St Bride’s Managers in 2017, having previously worked as both Executive Assistant and Design Manager within corporate and agency environments.

Lisa began her career working for The King’s Fund and The Police Federation of England and Wales, gaining extensive client relationship, supplier and event management experience across all sectors. Lisa went on to provide client support to brands including John Lewis, Volkswagen and the Liberal Democrats as well as undertaking private painting commissions at her art studio in Kent.

Telephone: +44 (0)20 7078 1955


Stephen Pyne BSc FRICS  

Stephen has a long established and successful track record in the institutional investment management field. Prior to joining St Bride's Managers in 2010, he was a the UK, and then Global Chief Investment Officer at ING Real Estate Investment Management, where he oversaw all investment strategies.  

Between 2014 - 2016 he was the Managing Director of Guidance Investments in Malaysia where he successfully launched a South-East Asian Logistics Fund.

He re-joined St Bride's Managers in June 2016.

Telephone: +44(0) 20 7078 1959


Geoff Singleton CIPFA IRRV (Hons) | Consultant

Geoff Singleton was appointed as a consultant to the partnership in July 2011 with responsibility to advise on investment strategy and client relationships.

During his 35 year career in local government, spent mainly in Finance and Treasury management, Geoff was responsible for the investment aspects of the Greater Manchester Pension Fund (1978 – 1980) and later the Strathclyde Pension Fund (1987 – 1998), two of the UK's largest pension funds. Joining Hymans Robertson on leaving local government in 1998, he was responsible for research into Property, Private Equity, Global Custody, Corporate Governance and Socially Responsible Investment.
Since January 2010 Geoff has worked as an independent investment consultant.

Telephone: + 44 (0)1436 671083


David Tuffin FRICS MCIArb | Consultant

David Tuffin was appointed as a consultant to the partnership in January 2011.

David was President of the RICS in 2008. He was a founder, in 1973, of Tuffin Ferraby Taylor LLP, which is one of the leading independent property and construction consultancies. David is currently Chairman of the RICS Awards Committee which recognises the most inspirational regional initiatives and developments in land, property, construction and the natural environment.

Telephone: +44 (0)7768 648 266