Alexandra Thur

Head of Investment & Development, Castelnau Estates


Alexandra is a residential ground rent investor, real estate investment startup specialist, budding property developer and the Head of Investment & Development for the UK’s fastest-growing and leading residential ground rent investor, Castelnau Estates. Alexandra leads key operations and strategies for company growth, all while effectively acquiring off-market real estate development opportunities and guiding investment strategy.

Alexandra previously served as a key member on the founding teams of two multi-billion dollar Blackstone Group real estate investment companies, Invitation Homes and B2R Finance (now Finance of America). Alexandra also previously served as a Senior Advisor to Elevate Private Capital, a Dallas-based private real estate investment fund and sourced central London property development projects at Regis Group PLC.

A lifelong property enthusiast, Alexandra studied real estate development, urban planning and design. She holds a Master’s degree from of the University of Cambridge and a Bachelor of Science from University College London’s Bartlett School of Planning.

Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with family back in the San Francisco Bay Area, volunteering with the elderly and shelter animals, and photographing the architecture of different cities.