ABOUT US

Walter Property Limited (WPL) is a family-owned Guernsey property holding company. It purchases properties that are considered to have potential for development either through refurbishment or by obtaining planning permission to change its classification from, for example, industrial premises to offices or retail outlets, or by the marriage value of buying an adjacent property to one already owned by WPL.

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Property Portfolio

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  • Bulwer Avenue
  • A mixed use complex housing the studios of ITV and the BBC.
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  • Lowlands
  • Purchased in 2007, Lowlands is the local headquarters of security company G4S.
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  • Newlands
  • Purchased in 2007, Walter Property Limited obtained change-of-use for this industrial building.
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  • 48 High Street
  • One of the original properties purchased by William Walter prior to the company incorporation in 1934, 48 High Street was the shoe shop Tylers for many years.
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  • 5 Commercial Arcade
  • Another of the original properties purchased by William Walter prior to 1934
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  • 2 Market Hill
  • One of the original properties purchased by William Walter prior to the company incorporation in 1934 this property is adjacent to 5 Commercial Arcade.
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  • No. 1 Le Truchot
  • This property was formerly home to Manufacturers Hanover Bank and was developed by them and opened in 1986.
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  • Plantation House
  • Another original property which is beneath number 21 Le Pollet with the entrance on the North Plantation.
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OUR TEAM

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  • Martin Walter
  • Appointed to the Board in 1974, Martin is based in Boston, USA and is a grandson of the founder, William Walter. He has extensive experience of international business, sales and marketing. He continues to lecture on these subjects at various seats of learning in North America. He has an historical knowledge of the family company and invaluable business experience.
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  • Andrew Ozanne
  • Appointed to the Board in 1997, Andrew is a locally born architect held in high regard locally. He is an active member, and past Chairman, of the Guernsey Branch of the Institute of Directors and is involved in politics and strategic planning. He acts as an arbitrator in commercial property disputes.
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  • Simon Thornton
  • Appointed to the Board in 1998, Simon is a Chartered Accountant and Chief Executive of Praxis IFM, Guernsey, a specialist professional services provider. Simon’s career has seen him involved in many aspects of the offshore financial services sector and the property market.
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  • Terry Jehan
  • Appointed to the Board in 1988, Terry is a Chartered Accountant. He is a useful resource in the management of the Jersey properties in the Walter Property Limited portfolio. He travels regularly to Guernsey for meetings and provides pertinent financial advice.
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  • William Irvine
  • Appointed to the Board in 1996, Bill lives in London and works in the IT industry. He has experience of property conversion and visits Guernsey on a regular basis for Board meetings bringing valuable off Island experience.
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  • Catharine Walter
  • Appointed to the Board in 2001, Catharine has been involved in the administration of the company since she moved to Guernsey in 1986. She has gained extensive experience in property management and development and specializes in negotiation of leases, property acquisitions and disposals.
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  • Eleanor Saunders
  • Appointed Company Secretary in 2012 having previously been involved in the administration of the company since 2003. Educated at The Ladies’ College in Guernsey, Eleanor resigned her position at Credit Suisse Trust in 2012 to work full-time for the family company. She is responsible for the day-to-day running of the company and the financial systems.
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  • Adrian Chopin
  • Adrian joined the board in 2007 and brings significant legal and financial expertise. He was educated at Elizabeth College in Guernsey. He worked as a lawyer at a magic circle firm in London for 4 years, as an investment banker for a major global bank for 9 years and now runs a litigation funding business. He remains a qualified lawyer.
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  • Peter Irvine
  • Appointed to the Board in 2007, Peter is a solicitor working for the Law Society in London. He has experience in the field of insurance, having worked as a specialist lawyer dealing with litigation and insurance.
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  • Deborah Walter
  • Appointed to the Board in 2007, Deborah is based in Boston, Ma. She travels to Guernsey annually and frequently participates in company conference calls. Her areas of expertise include marketing and logistics.
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  • William Walter
  • Appointed as an Alternate Director in 2011, William was educated locally at Elizabeth College, before attending university in the UK. He lives and works in London where he advises companies and governments on their political and media relations.
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  • John Jehan
  • Appointed as an Alternate Director in 2011, John was brought up in Jersey. He now works in London as a Chartered Accountant and Chartered Tax Adviser for BDO.