Founder & Director, Willow Isle Capital
Founding partner of multi-billion pound real estate investment businesses, Alexandra Thur is the founder and Director of Willow Isle Capital. San Francisco born and raised with degrees from the University of Cambridge and University College London, Alexandra started her career at Blackstone, where she was integral to the launch of Blackstone’s Invitation Homes, America’s largest owner operator of single-family homes with over 82,000 houses, and subsequently B2R Finance, America’s first private buy to let lender. She returned to the UK in 2016 to focus on the residential ground rent investment sector as Partner of the UK’s most entrepreneurial and rapidly growing ground rent investment business, Castelnau Estates.
Willow Isle Capital focuses on providing the often-missing equity piece for UK developments with GDVs from £500,000 upwards, while also offering optimum debt structuring to serve as a one-stop development funding shop. She joined the Founding Forum in 2017 and in 2019 became member of our Q10 membership group.
Alexandra lives in London, where at the weekends she loves exploring new neighbourhoods and photographing overlooked city design and architecture. When back in California, she loves cruising around in her classic 1965 Mustang.