Meet Our Team

Peter Bloom – Chairman

For more than 25 years Peter has concentrated on unlocking and maximizing the potential of property.

Peter started his career in the West End where he focused on the acquisition and disposal of commercial property investments. He began his first principal trading in the early 1990s and has continued to make this his area of expertise. Peter has founded and co-founded a number of companies, of which BloomSmith is the most recent.

Nigel Smith – CEO

Nigel qualified as a Chartered Surveyor in 1995 with King Sturge & Co (acquired by JLL in 2011).

In 1996, he founded Gilbran Group, the UK’s first specialist real estate investor/developer dedicated to the automotive industry. Much of the automotive real estate portfolio was sold to Schroders in 2013 enabling Nigel to focus attention on the formation of BloomSmith.

Matthew Hill – CFO

Matthew has 28 years’ experience in the European property industry, specialising in finance, fund and debt structuring. He has established several business platforms, with notable success.

Matthew qualified as a Chartered Surveyor in 1991, with King Sturge & Co (now JLL). Graduating with an engineering degree from Kingston University in 1987, he attained an MBA from Henley Management College in 2000.  Various roles at Arthur Andersen were followed by three years in investment banking and four years as a partner in a hedge fund investment management company. After the financial crisis of 2008/9, Matthew led complex real estate restructuring and turnaround mandates in various European markets, often inside broken banks. Approved for the conduct of regulated business by the FCA (formerly the FSA) since 2002, he has been a member of the Investment Property Forum since 2006.