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,  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 Partners


Metro Holdings

Metro Holdings

Listed on the Main Board of the Singapore Stock Exchange in 1973, Metro Holdings started out in 1957 as a textile store. Over the years, it has grown to become a property and retail group with operations and investments in the region. Today, the Group operates two core business divisions – property development and investment, and retail – and is focussed on key markets in the region such as China, Indonesia and Singapore.

Property Development and Investment - the Group’s property arm owns and manages several prime retail and office properties in first-tier cities in China, such as Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou. It also holds significant investments in certain property businesses in China.

Retail - Metro’s retail arm serves customers through a chain of four Metro department stores in Singapore, and another nine department stores in Indonesia. The Metro shopping brand is an established household name in the retail industry, and offers a wide range of quality merchandise over 1.4 million square feet of downtown and suburban retail space in Singapore and Indonesia.

www.metroholdings.com.sg



Topspring

Topspring

Top Spring is a Hong Kong-listed real estate company operating in the Peoples Republic of China and specialising in the development and operation of urban mixed use communities and the development and sale of residential properties in China. Currently, it had a total of 21 property projects at various stages of development in Shenzhen, Dongguan, Huizhou, Shanghai, Nanjing, Hangzhou, Changzhou, Nanchang, Chengdu, Tianjin and Hebei Sanhe with a net saleable and leasable floor area of approximately 5.66 million sq m. Top Spring has a long-standing relationship with Scarborough Group International since 2003.

www.topspring.com



Hualing Group

Hauling Group

Hualing, established in 1988, is a private enterprise group based in Urumqi, Xinjiang, China. Urumqi is the capital of Xinjiang Province, the largest in China by land area. The Group is the second largest private corporate, and is the largest local property developer in the entire Xinjiang Province. Xinjiang is bordered by Russia, Mongolia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan and India. It has abundant oil reserves and is China’s largest natural gas producing region.

The Group mainly operates in the fields of construction, managing and renting of trade centres, wholesale markets and hotel construction and management. It is also engaged in foreign trade, the development of a modern livestock industry, mining, foreign resource project development and is the largest shareholder in a bank in Georgia.

Hualing Group has four wholesale markets, more than 30 affiliated companies and around 3,000 employees in Xinjiang.

www.hualing.cn



Legal & General

Legal & General

Legal and General Capital (LGC) was founded in 2013 to help actively invest L&G Group’s balance sheet, improving its shareholders’ quality earnings by increasing the business’ exposure to strategically important direct investments. To date L&G Group has invested over £6.36 billion in direct investments. LGC’s four major strategic sectors comprise of UK Housing, UK Urban Regeneration, Alternative Finance and Clean Energy. All of these asset classes require long term capital and face reduced bank support.

They also reflect the aim to invest into socially and economically useful assets. Utilising an ever expanding network of strategic partnerships, in each section partnered with market leaders to ensure access to the most comprehensive market intelligence and skill sets.

As part of this LGC works closely with Legal and General Property (LGP) to bring a combined knowledge of investing on behalf of UK insurance company and recognition of long term sectors and opportunities that make sense for the long term capital available, together with a track record of outperformance in creating attractive real estate fund opportunities.

www.legalandgeneralcapital.com



UK Trade & Investment

UK Trade & Investment

The Regeneration Investment Organisation was formally announced by the British Prime Minister, David Cameron, on 11 November 2013, with the specific mandate of helping international investors identify and fund regeneration opportunities in the UK. RIO achieves this by acting as a one-stop-shop and an ‘honest broker’ in directing international investors to a credible project pipeline of UK regeneration opportunities.

The group have been established to identify a pipeline of existing shovel ready projects and develop a portfolio of new investment opportunities requiring further investment.

RIO will work towards ensuring that the United Kingdom remains one of the most attractive destinations for inward investment; delivering growth and supporting longterm sustainable development for the UK; and rebalancing regional investment across the national economy, bringing prosperity to all regions, not just London and the South East.

www.gov.uk/government/organisations/uk-trade-investment



Beijing Construction

Beijing Construction

BCEGI is an international developer and construction company specialising in bringing projects to life through strategic partnership, investment and relationship building. With its foundations in Beijing, BCEGI are now focussed on growing their global presence having recently established their new European headquarters in the UK at Airport City Manchester.

An internationally diverse business, BCEGI draws on a wide range of knowledge and skills from different backgrounds across the globe. This strength and depth of cultural, personal and professional understanding means the business is well placed to successfully facilitate and deliver bi-lateral trade across continents, particularly between East and West.

www.bcegi.com/en

 

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 conjunction 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.


1966 - 67

1966 - 67, UK

Teesland

1976

1976, UK

County Properties Ltd

1980

1980, UK

Scarborough Property Group

1989

1989, UK

Teesland

1990

1990, UK

Scarborough Property Company

1991

1991, UK

Fairbriar

1995

1995, UK

Sheffield United FC

1997

1997, UK

Sheffield United FC

2000

2000, UK, Europe

Teesland Group

2000

2000, UK, Europe

Equity Partnerships

2000

2000, UK, Full Control

Sheffield United FC

2001

2001, UK

Ancient Mariner, Scarborough

2002

2002, UK

Teesland

2002

2002, Hong Kong, China

Scarborough Holdings Ltd

2002

2002, Hong Kong, China

Scarborough Holdings Ltd

2003

2003, UK

Scamp

2003

2003, China

Top Spring Group

2004

2004, UK

Quoin

2004

2004, Europe

Teesland iOG

2004

2004, Europe

Scarborough

2006

2006, China

Chengdu Blades FC

2007

2007, Australia

Valad

2008

2008, International

Scarborough Group International

2008

2008, China

Scarborough International

2008

2008, Hungary

Ferencvárosi TC

2008

2008, India

Bridge

2009

2009, UK

Scarborough Holdings (UK) Ltd

2009

2009, Australia

Mariners

2010

2010, UK

Scarborough Development Group

2010

2010, Australia

Scarborough Pacific

2010

2010, Canada

Scarborough Group Canada

2011

2011, UK

Scarborough Properties (UK) Ltd

2011

2011, China

ScarVic, Grupo Cortefiel

2011

2011, China

Rainbow

2011

2011, China

Scarvic

2011

2011, Hong Kong, China

ScarWyn

2011

2011, Serbia, Italy

Scardec

2011

2011, UK

Vsports Games

2011

2011, Hong Kong, China

Top Spring Group

2012

2012, UK

Fairbriar

2012

2012, UK

Premier

2012

2012, China

Scarborough Oriental Ventures Ltd

2012

2012, International

Scarborough United Group

2012

2012, International

Scarborough Capital

2013

2013, International

ScarNov Coffee Group

2014

2014, UK

FairBriar International

Our People

Kevin McCabe

Kevin M[c]Cabe
  • Scarborough

    Telephone

    +44(0)1723 500208

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

Simon M[c]Cabe
  • London, UK

    Telephone

    +44 (0)20 7127 9170

Simon McCabe is a surveyor with over 16 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

Scott M[c]Cabe
  • 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.'

Mark Jackson

Mark Jackson
  • London, UK

    Telephone

    +44 (0)20 7127 9170

Through his own company, Spring Real Estate Partners, Mark works as an independent consultant to Scarborough Group managing two key projects, namely Thorpe Park Leeds and Sheffield Digital Campus. 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. He then set up Spring Real Estate Partners in 2014 to develop his own business while maintaining close ties to Scarborough Group

Jeremy Tutton

Jeremy Tutton
  • Leeds, UK

    Telephone

    +44 (0)113 284 0800

Jeremy Tutton is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Certified Accountants. 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.

Susan Tham

Susan Tham
  • Hong Kong

    Telephone

    +852 3793 3328

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, and 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 operation in both Hong Kong and Shenzhen. She holds a MBA from the University of Sheffield.

Simon Marshall

Simon Marshall
  • London

    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.

Peter Ko

Peter Ko
  • Hong Kong

    Telephone

    +852 3793 3328

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

Nicola Wallis
  • Manchester, UK

    Telephone

    +44 (0)161 393 5940

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

William McAlister
  • Edinburgh, UK

    Telephone

    +44(0)131 603 5990

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 Talbot Green Town Centre development in South Wales.

Paul Kelly

Paul Kelly
  • Manchester, UK

    Telephone

    +44(0)161 393 5940

Paul is a Chartered Surveyor with over 15 year experience in the property industry across the UK and Ireland with a focus primarily across all commercial sectors. Paul is responsible for the identification and delivery of commercial and mixed use developments across the UK and the day to day management of Scarborough Group Manchester office. Prior to joining the Scarborough Group, Paul was a Partner at Knight Frank in their Development and Agency team where he advised commercial occupiers, property developers and UK Funds on the delivery, disposal and management of their property assets.  

Kate Howe

Kate Howe
  • Manchester

    Telephone

    +44(0)161 383 5940

Kate joined the Group in 2014 as an Associate Director and has over 10 years’ experience in the UK Real Estate and Development sectors.  Based in the Group’s Manchester office, Kate is currently responsible for a significant proportion of the Group’s Northern and Welsh developments, working across all property sectors.  Kate was a senior Development Surveyor at Praxis Real Estate before joining Scarborough Group, and her experience covers all aspects of the development process with particular emphasis on Brownfield and Regeneration opportunities.

Paul Smith

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

United Kingdom

London Office
9/10 Carlos Place
Mayfair | London W1K 3AT
Tel: +44(0)20 7127 9170
Email: london@scarboroughgroup.com
Leeds Office
3150 Ground Floor Right Hand Side, Century Way
Thorpe Park | Leeds LS15 8ZB
Tel: +44(0)113 284 0800
Email: leeds@scarboroughgroup.com
Edinburgh Office
18 Walker Street
Edinburgh EH3 7LP
Tel: +44(0)131 603 5990
Email: edinburgh@scarboroughgroup.com
Scarborough Office
Europa House, 20 Esplanade
Scarborough YO11 2AQ
Tel: +44(0)1723 500208
Email: europa@scarboroughgroup.com
Manchester Office
2nd Floor Bass Warehouse, 4 Castle Street
Manchester M3 4LZ
Tel: +44(0)161 393 5940
Email: manchester@scarboroughgroup.com
Sheffield
Blades Enterprise Centre, Bramall Lane
Sheffield S2 4SU
Email: info@scarboroughgroup.com

Australia

Australia
158 City Road
Southbank | Vic 3006
Email: melbourne@scarboroughgroup.com

Canada

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

China

China
1609B ICC Tower, 3rd Fuhua Road
Futian District 518048 | Shenzhen
Tel: +86 755 82116991
Email: china@scarboroughgroup.com

Hong Kong

Hong Kong
3412, 34/F, West Tower, Shun Tak Centre
Connaught Road Central | Hong Kong
Tel: +852 3793 3328
Email: hongkong@scarboroughgroup.com

Belgium

Belgium
Bastion Tower - L20, Place du Champ de Mars 5
Brussels 1050
Tel: +32 (0)2 550 3557
Email: brussels@scarboroughgroup.com

Italy

Italy
Via Cavallotti, 13
Milan
Email: italy@scarboroughgroup.com<

Spain

Malaga Office
Parque Tecnologico de Andalucia Avda Juan Penalver 21, Edificio Bic Euronova SA
Malaga 29590
Tel: +34 951 010 511
Email: spain@scarboroughgroup.com
Murcia Office
Resort Management, PO Box 10
Calle Atamaria 157 | La Manga Club 30389

Serbia

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

India

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

Malta

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