Founded in 2018
by Damian & Harold

Our Combined Experience

years of business experience
companies started in our careers
number of property investments made
number of Property Development projects undertaken
Amount personally invested in property during career
Private Equity Capital Raised (Pre-S&B)

Select & Build was originally formed to enable us to identify and acquire quality property investment and development opportunities for ourselves.

As things evolved, we realised that it would be great to be able to share our experience to help others. We subsequently decided to launch our Deal Sourcing service to provide support for investors looking to find their next UK property or development investment.

Clients can choose to invest in their very own property portfolio investment deal or if they’d prefer not to have the hassle, they can simply invest in one of ours.

Our deal sourcing service specialises in sourcing Buy to let Portfolio’s properties throughout the UK. This is aimed at investors looking to rapidly grow their property portfolio at scale rather than just piecemeal.

It also provides a much-needed service for Portfolio Landlords who are looking for a range of solutions and options to help them sell their Property Portfolios in a timely manner, whilst simultaneously trying to maximise their returns.

Our development service offers our clients the option to invest in a wide range of exciting property development projects (we can even offer “earn and learn” opportunities)

And the final service that we offer is our Chain Break Service which is aimed at people moving home whose chain has suddenly collapsed and need to replace their buyer swiftly.

We invest with our heads and not with our hearts and in order to help us find the best deals available we have a rigorous selection process that we follow every time.


Our real passion is helping investors achieve their property goals. We work with a variety of clients, from those just starting out on their journey all the way up to much more experienced investors.

Along the way we were fortunate to be joined by Duncan, and Maria both of whom bring a real wealth of experience in their chosen fields.

Our team now consists of a close-knit group of five seasoned professionals with a fantastic range of experience; from property investment and development to real estate sales, lettings and management, and also financial services. And we surround ourselves with competent partners and advisers.

However, despite this experience we like to keep our feet firmly on the ground. No matter whether you are a Client, an Estate Agent, or a Tradesman, we deal with everyone exactly the same way we like to be treated; fairly, respectfully, and always with a smile.

It is this combination of experience and our approach that we believe gives our investors comfort that they are in safe hands.

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Damian McShane

Our Managing Director and co-founder Damian lives in Brighton and has over 20 years of experience within the Real estate and investment sectors both in the UK and Middle East. He ran a successful Estate Agency branch, subsequently worked as a UK wide Property Buyer before spending the next 8 years raising tens of millions of pounds of capital for Start-Up companies throughout the World. He has worked with hundreds of private investors throughout his career both large and small.

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Harold Gittelmon

Harold lives in London and is co-founder and a non-exec director for the company. He has worked for many large financial institutions on both sides of the Atlantic, including 3i, before starting his own small private-equity firm. Today he is an investor, chairman and mentor with a keen interest in the property sector. He owns a property portfolio in the South-East and is also helping to build a portfolio in San Francisco. 

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Duncan Milne

Duncan lives in Edinburgh and has been a landlord and investor for a number of years. He excels at using his extensive network and knowledge of the property development and investment sectors to find and analyse quality investment opportunities for the business and for our clients. He is responsible for vetting new Property ventures and runs our Deal Sourcing service ensuring that our clients are well looked after at all times.

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Maria Pracchia

Maria is responsible for ensuring that the company meets its financial targets across all sectors of the business and looks after the purse strings for Select & Build. 

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