Empiric Student Property


Chief Executive Officer

Paul Hadaway

BA (Hons) RIBA

An architect by training, Paul worked in Hong Kong on the development of the North Island Line of its metro railway system, the MTR. He returned to London in 1986, and worked for Chicago based Skidmore Owings and Merrill, where his clients included Natwest and Hyatt Hotels. Paul also worked as a partner in an architectural practice, The Design Solution, from 1991 with clients including BAA, Westfield, Compass Group and Debenhams.

Paul has worked as a property investor since 1997, an office building in Lambeth being the first acquisition. He began working with Tim Attlee in 1999. Their property developments as LCPP included student, up-market residential, medical and educational turn-key buildings and commercial offices.

Along with Tim Attlee, Paul has focused on the acquisition, development and management of student accommodation properties since 2009.

In May 2014 he led the successful IPO of ESP plc, the second fund raising in Nov 2014 and the establishment of ESP in the student property market place.