About Us

Who We Are

Founded by Kevin McCabe in 1980, Scarborough Group International has grown from a UK based real estate developer and investor into a global organisation focussing predominantly on real estate with other past and present business interests in Europe, North America, Myanmar, Australia, Hong Kong, India, China and the United Kingdom.

Scarborough is now in its fourth decade of business, having developed into a global group with a diverse portfolio. We have a comprehensive investment portfolio which encompasses all aspects of real estate, interests in leisure, most notably a 50% stake in Sheffield United Football Club, as well as additional investments in a number of other sectors.

Our varied portfolio has meant that we are constantly adapting to the changing business environment in order to identify, understand and tackle new opportunities, locally and internationally. Our strong track record has also allowed us to form close relationships with long standing joint venture partners throughout the globe, in particular specialising in global property development and investment. These partnerships mean that we are not only able to access third party equity but also to source new exiting opportunities and share risk.

Our History

Scarborough Group International can trace its roots back to the mid-1960s, when Kevin McCabe commenced his career in the construction and property industry. In 1976, Kevin owned his first corporation – County Properties Ltd, which evolved into the original Scarborough Group in 1980, concurrent to the flotation of County Properties Ltd on the London Stock Exchange.

Activities of this privately owned company involved development and management of a number of projects in conjuction with Bank of Scotland, leading to a relationship that brought about the establishment of Scarborough Property Company plc, in the late 1980s.

Scarborough Group International has continued to progress and grow, through reorganisation, adaptation and acquisitions. We have been doing this successfully for more than forty years, and are now a leading, forward thinking, modern and diverse international corporation.


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Our People

Kevin McCABE

  • Brussels, Belgium

    Telephone

    +32 2 5503503

Kevin McCabe is the founder and Chairman of Scarborough Group International and many of its other globally branded Scarborough corporates. Kevin commenced a career in the construction industry in 1964 from his home City of Sheffield and thereafter qualified as a Quantity Surveyor. His first owned corporation - County Properties Limited – was formed in 1976 being a precursor to the original Scarborough Group International, set up coincidental to the floatation of County on the London Stock Exchange in 1980. Kevin’s longstanding experience stretches not only to real estate but also financial and corporate knowledge involving the leadership of private and public organisations across the globe. Kevin has also been a driving force behind Scarborough Group International’s expansion, which started back in the 1990s into Europe, the Far East and beyond.

Simon McCABE

  • London, UK

    Telephone

    +44 (0)20 7127 9170

Simon McCabe is a surveyor with over 15 years’ experience within the property industry. Simon heads up the Group’s property development and investment business throughout the UK. He is also Director of Sheffield United Football Club. Prior to joining Scarborough Group, Simon spent a number of years working for a private quantity surveying firm, a national development company and had a short stint as a professional footballer. Simon has excellent knowledge of the property market and leisure industry, and is a key member to the strategic team for future Group strategies and forward planning.

Scott McCABE

  • Leeds, UK

    Telephone

    +44 (0)113 284 0800

Scott has worked for Scarborough Group since the mid 1990s with a core focus on the property services and leisure sectors of the Group and until recently, headed up the Forsyth business, a leading UK wide serviced office provider, that was sold to Regus plc in the early part of 2014. He is also responsible for the management and coordination of the Group's property interests at Sheffield United, including a four star 158 bedroom hotel where he works closely with the Singaporean operator, Millennium and Copthorne Hotels. Scott sits on the Board of SUFC overseeing the Group's interests within the Club and more recently, working in tandem with our new Saudi Arabian partner. He also plays a lead role in sourcing and building relationships with key sponsor partners at the Club. Scott sits on the board of Vsoftco, a software development company that provides content and virtual games principally for the gaming sector. The business is headquartered on a technology Park in Malaga Spain and currently has a global footprint with contracts across Europe, Africa and the Americas. Scott represents the Group's interest in Canada where we have a joint venture with a Canadian organisation namely Agellan Partners investing in small office/light industrial assets in the Greater Toronto Area.'

Susan Tham

  • Hong Kong

    Telephone

    +852 2869 9683

Susan joined Scarborough Group over 10 years ago and was involved in many development and investment projects in the UK before setting up the Group’s Hong Kong and China offices to source investment opportunities, most successfully the Group’s relationship with Top Spring International and Rainbow Department Stores.

With over 20 years’ experience in setting up and operating companies, Susan was also instrumental in setting up the first Forsyth Business Centre operations in both Hong Kong and Shenzhen.

She holds a MBA from the University of Sheffield.

Simon Marshall

  • London, UK

    Telephone

    +44 (0)20 7127 9170

Simon works across all divisions of the Group on major strategic and capital-raising projects and currently heads up the China Growth Opportunities business. He is a senior investment professional with over 16 years’ experience across multiple disciplines, including private equity, corporate, project, real estate and leveraged finance. Prior to joining Scarborough, Simon held roles as a Senior Executive at Private Equity firm, Beaubridge LLP and as an Investment Director with US hedge fund, D.E. Shaw & Co. Simon is a graduate of Magdalene College, Cambridge with a BA and MA in Modern Languages.

Mark Jackson

  • London, UK

    Telephone

    +44 (0)20 7127 9170

Mark is Managing Director of Scarborough Development Group, and a director of its parent company, Scarborough Group International. After graduating from the University of Reading Mark joined Teesland (part of Scarborough Group) in 1995. He moved in 2002 to join one of Scarborough’s development partners, the housebuilder Gladedale Group, becoming a director of a number of companies within the Group and Managing Director of its mixed use division, ‘Reland’. Mark re-joined Scarborough Group in January 2010 as the company relaunched itself into property development in the UK.

Jeremy Tutton

  • Leeds, UK

    Telephone

    +44 (0)113 284 0800

Jeremy Tutton is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Certified Accounts. Jeremy is CFO of Scarborough Group International and has 25 years experience working in finance, specifically within the Real Estate industry. Before joining Scarborough Jeremy has worked for Valad Property Group, Teesland PLC, Capital & Regional Properties PLC, Marylebone Warwick Balfour PLC and Allied London Properties PLC . Jeremy has a wealth of experience in corporate acquisitions and disposals, Real Estate fund launches and stock market listings, tax planning and audit compliance within highly regulated environments.

Peter Ko

  • Hong Kong

    Telephone

    +852 2869 9683

Peter is a qualified Chartered Accountant and a Chartered Financial Analyst and joined the Hong Kong office of Scarborough Group in 2004 to head up its finance and accounting function and has over 20 years’ experience in the fields of accounting, corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, investment and treasury.

Before joining Scarborough, Peter worked for major accounting firms such as Ernst and Young and PWC in Hong Kong, the UK and Australia. Peter holds a Bachelor of Social Sciences Degree from the University of Hong Kong and a Master of Commerce Degree from the University of New South Wales in Australia.

Nicola Wallis

  • Manchester, UK

    Telephone

    +44 (0)161 817 5023

Nicola has over 15 year's experience working in residential sales, 9 years in a senior management role with a proven track record of delivery. Leading on the sales discipline on all residential developments working closely with the Development Team from inception to completion and post sales customer care. Responsible for developing and implementing a clear Group sales & marketing strategy and ensuring maximum revenue is achieved.

Nicola's experience includes dealing with all areas of new homes including investment sales, Government backed affordable schemes such as shared ownership/shared equity and open market sales. Delivering sales on a mix of residential dwellings nationally, including new build apartments, homes in listed buildings and houses.

William McALISTER

  • Edinburgh, UK

    Telephone

    +44(0)131 240 1230

William joined the Group in 2000, initially as a Project Manager working on projects across the UK, Ireland and mainland Europe. In 2010, William moved into the Group's property development division, Scarborough Development Group and in 2011 was appointed Associate Director.

William is responsible for all commercial aspects of development projects throughout all regions, including the 125 acre Rosyth Waterfront development and the Congleton Town Centre regeneration scheme in Cheshire.

Lee Savage

  • Leeds, UK

    Telephone

    +44 (0)113 284 0800

Lee is a Chartered Surveyor with over 23 years experience in UK Real Estate, development and delivery. Prior to joining SDG, Lee was Development Director with Urban Splash Group before leading property band regeneration departments for the public sector. Lee is currently leading the Group’s development projects in the North of England.

Paul Smith

  • Leeds, UK

    Telephone

    +44(0)113 284 0800

Paul is a qualified Quantity Surveyor and has over 25 years' experience in the Commercial Property Sector. Paul project manages Scarborough's developments nationally, delivering schemes in excess of £100 million, including food retail, bespoke city centre offices, accommodation and hotels. A number of projects are central to the regeneration of local town and city centres and Paul works closely with local authorities, bringing the schemes to fruition.

Awards

HONORARY DEGREE – UNIVERSITY OF SHEFFIELD

KEVIN McCABE

HONORARY DEGREE – DOCTOR OF LETTERS
FROM UNIVERSITY OF SHEFFIELD IN RECOGNITION OF HIS CONTRIBUTION
TO THE REGION BOTH IN BUSINESS AND IN SPORT – 2010


THE 48 GROUP CLUB CHINESE FELLOWSHIP AWARD

KEVIN McCABE

CHINESE FELLOWSHIP AWARD FOR CONTRIBUTION TO BUILDING BUSINESS AND SPORTING RELATIONS BETWEEN GREAT BRITAIN AND THE PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF CHINA


PROPERTY WEEK - YORKSHIRE AND NORTH EAST PROPERTY PERSONALITY AND ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR

KEVIN McCABE

YORKSHIRE AND NORTH EAST PROPERTY PERSONALITY AND ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR IN RECOGNITION OF HIS OUTSTANDING TRACK RECORD IN REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS AND THE SALE OF SCARBOROUGH’S STAKE IN SCAMP TO VALAD OF AUSTRALIA – NOVEMBER 2008


VARIETY CLUB OF GREAT BRITAIN PROPERTY ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR

KEVIN McCABE

PROPERTY ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR – ESTATES GAZETTE IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE VARIETY CLUB OF GREAT BRITAIN PROPERTY AWARDS - 2006


VARIETY CLUB OF GREAT BRITAIN YOUNG PROPERTY PERSON OF THE YEAR

SIMON McCABE

YOUNG PROPERTY PERSON OF THE YEAR – ESTATES GAZETTE IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE VARIETY CLUB OF GREAT BRITAIN PROPERTY 2013


YORKSHIRE PROPERTY AWARDS

REDHOUSE - DONCASTER

PROPERTY DEAL OF THE YEAR – 2003 LETTING
TO B&Q OF 800,000 SQ FT DISTRIBUTTON UNIT


SCOTTISH COMMERCIAL PROPERTY

PRINCES EXCHANGE - EDINBURGH

SCOTTISH COMMERCIAL PROPERTY OF THE YEAR 2001


COMMERCIAL PROPERTY OF THE YEAR

PRINCES EXCHANGE - LEEDS

BEST COMMERCIAL PROPERTY OF THE YEAR – 2001

THE DEVELOPMENT ALSO COMPRISED THE REFURBISHMENT OF THE NORTH CONCOURSE OF LEEDS CITY STATION

Our Global Reach

Canada

156 Front St W, Suite 303
Toronto ON
M5J 2L6
E: canada@scarboroughgroup.com

United Kingdom

Bastion Tower - L20
lace de Champ de Mars 5
Brussels 1050
T: +32 (0)2 550 3557
London Office
9/10 Carlos Place
Mayfair, London W1K 3AT
T: +44(0)20 7127 9170
E: london@scarboroughgroup.com
Leeds Office
3320 Ground Floor, Century Way
Thorpe Park | Leeds LS15 8ZB
T: +44(0)113 284 0800
E: leeds@scarboroughgroup.com
Edinburgh Office
93 George Street
Edinburgh EH2 3ES
T: +44(0)131 240 1200
E: edinburgh@scarboroughgroup.com
Scarborough Office
Europa House, 20 Esplanade
Scarborough, YO11 2AQ
T: +44(0)1723 500208
E: europa@scarboroughgroup.com
Manchester Office
76 King Street, Manchester
M2 4NH
T: +44(0)161-817-5023

Belgium

Bastion Tower - L20
lace de Champ de Mars 5
Brussels 1050
T: +32 (0)2 550 3557
E: brussels@scarboroughgroup.com

Spain

Ronda Universidad
33-3 1A
08007, Barcelona
Malaga Office
c/o Marie Curie
1 Edf Premier
29590 PTA Malaga
E: spain@scarboroughgroup.com
Resort Management
PO Box 10
Calle Atamaria 157
La Manga Club
30389, Murcia

Italy

Via Cavallotti, 13
20122, Milan
E: italy@scarboroughgroup.com

Serbia

Makenzijeva 53/IV
11000 Belgrade
E: serbia@scarboroughgroup.com

India

4th Floor, Ramnath House
18, Community Centre
Yusuf Sarai
New Delhi-110049
E: india@scarboroughgroup.com

China

1609B, ICC Tower
rd Fuhua Road
Futian District 518048
Shenzhen, China
T: +86 755 82116991
E: china@scarboroughgroup.com

Hong Kong

3315, 33/F
China Merchants Tower
Connaught Road Central
Hong Kong
T: +852 2869 9683
E: hongkong@scarboroughgroup.com

Australia

158 City Road
Southbank
Vic 3006
E: melbourne@scarboroughgroup.com

Malta

SMS Corporate Services
65, B’Kara Hill
St. Julian’s
STJ 1143