Building for Tomorrow

Cornerstone is a purpose-driven business that seeks opportunities to transform cities by developing property and building thriving communities. It does this alongside its investors by giving them great returns and an opportunity to partner in its mission to bring hope and regeneration to high potential sites across Belfast.

WE LOVE BELFAST

Our Team

The Cornerstone team brings together a dynamic combination of experience, innovation, commercial expertise and design flair. We have a reputation for delivering imaginative and effective solutions across a wide range of projects from bespoke residential developments to city regeneration schemes.

Our success has been based on an understanding of our Clients’ needs and a proven track record of translating that understanding into practical, stylish and unique solutions that work perfectly for them.

Whether you’re buying or investing for the first time or an experienced developer you’ll find the expertise and support you need at every stage of the process, from finding the right site through our procurement specialists to adding those important little interior details with our in house designer.

Each member of our team brings a comprehensive range of skills, a wealth of knowledge and professional expertise to every project we are involved in, and is dedicated to delivering an exceptional customer experience every time.

Our success has been based on an understanding of our Clients’ needs and a proven track record of translating that understanding into practical, stylish and unique solutions that work perfectly for them.

Whether you’re buying or investing for the first time or an experienced developer you’ll find the expertise and support you need at every stage of the process, from finding the right site through our procurement specialists to adding those important little interior details with our in house designer.

Our team is led by Managing Director Daniel Jackson, a highly experienced property and construction professional who has worked on a wide range of projects across the UK and internationally including high end residential homes, boutique luxury apartments, and residential and commercial developments. Daniel has particular expertise in sourcing development opportunities and maximising investment through careful design and efficient project delivery.

Each member of our team brings a comprehensive range of skills, a wealth of knowledge and professional expertise to every project we are involved in, and is dedicated to delivering an exceptional customer experience every time.

Directors

Daniel Jackson

Managing Director

The team is led by Daniel Jackson, an experienced property and construction professional who has worked on a wide range of projects, both across the UK and internationally, on a variety of commercial and high-end residential developments.  A champion of change and progression in the industry throughout Northern Ireland, Daniel brings a wealth of insight and expertise to sourcing development opportunities and maximising investment on anything from bespoke homes to city regeneration schemes.  Daniel is passionate about constructing buildings which are environmentally sound and sustainable in order to transform spaces, regenerate communities and enhance people’s lives and wellbeing.  He is committed to bringing light and hope to our local communities by developing sites which have been neglected and have a negative impact on their community. Daniel is leading the Cornerstone team on our mission to ‘Light up the dark corners of the City’.

Ciaran McGivern

Financial Director

Ciaran is a graduate of the University of Ulster, a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and a Member of the Institute of Bankers.  Having qualified with KPMG in 1995, Ciaran joined Bank of Ireland Corporate Banking in Belfast in 1997.  Over the course of his 18 year career with the bank, he held a number of senior and leadership positions including Regional Director (UK North), Head of Business Banking (GB) and Head of Business Banking (NI).  In 2014 he joined Santander as Head of Real Estate Finance Ireland before founding a boutique corporate finance advisory practice in 2016 that has since supported a variety of developer and investor clients in the acquisition and delivery of a wide range of development and investment opportunities.  Ciaran brings an extensive knowledge of the SME and Real Estate sectors and is excited to share this with the Cornerstone team.

Simon Robinson

Development Director

Simon qualified as a Chartered Structural Engineer with a Masters degree in Structural Engineering with Architecture.  Simon has extensive experience in both commercial and residential development, from conception through to construction and completion, including post-handover customer support and service.

Andrew Wallace

Impact Investment Director

Andrew's professional and academic background revolves around the intersection between business and social impact.  His studies focused on sustainable business, both at undergraduate and Masters level.  He then worked for over ten years with NGOs and businesses to help them unlock their potential in creating social impact as a result of their business activities.  He is passionate about connecting people and organisations to issues where their resources can make a real difference.  Andrew enjoys being instrumental in how Cornerstone's developments are designed in order to maximise their social impact and then connect with investors and partners to make these projects come to life.  He believes in the power of business and its ability to help our local communities thrive and flourish.


Management

Lauren Jackson

Designer & Community Life Director

Lauren is passionate about seeing the regeneration of cities which also has positive impact in building and restoring communities.  Lauren now oversees all aspects of Community Life and loves to create and design spaces that promote quality of life and are focused on the end user and their everyday lifestyle. 

Dani Jackson

Accounts Manager

Dani is a key member of the Cornerstone team and loves the value Cornerstone places on community and its ambition to help restore and regenerate Belfast.


Support Team

Deborah McConnell

Executive Administrator

Deborah is a versatile, driven administrative professional with a track record in coordinating, managing and delivering administrative tasks with precision and excellence.  She is enthusiastic about developing effective working relationships as an integral part of a successful growing business.

Rachel Gray

Systems & Accounts Manager

Rachel brings a wide range of professional experiences, to include an in-depth knowledge of the construction industry, and a strong set of administrative skills to the team.  She is passionate about structuring efficient working systems and processes which has not only brought value to the team but has also helped to support Cornerstone in going from strength to strength.

Working With

Investors

Our combination of financial resource, technical capability and business flexibility means that we are able to acquire exceptional opportunities across a wide range of locations. As Property Developers who specialise in construction we see the benefit of overseeing investment projects from the beginning right through to completion using the highest quality construction management tools. In our experience, this approach ensures efficient project delivery and maximises potential returns.

Community

We believe in the transformational power of Community. We see its ability to make lives richer and more meaningful. Every project begins with community engagement and success for us is measured by the difference we have made on the streets we have worked on.

Residents

We seek to incorporate the needs of our Residents in every decision that we make. Their views and experiences have influenced how we design the properties and how we have engaged with their Community. It is our dedication to the needs of the end-user that sets Cornerstone apart.

Architects & Agents

With many years’ experience in property development and construction, we can offer real insight on trends in the local commercial and residential property markets and the key factors that influence buyer behaviour. We also understand what you need from a design and construction perspective and can work with you to deliver projects of distinction across all areas of construction, as well as delivering innovative and efficient design and development solutions on more challenging sites.

The 'Cornerstone Foundations'

This is the way Cornerstone describes its business philosophy. Each of these 'foundations' is backed up by policies, processes and metrics to ensure every building Cornerstone builds meets their standard.

Beautiful Spaces

Cornerstone sets out to create beautiful spaces that enhance the lives of everyone that interacts with them. It wants its buildings to make people happy with designs that build on the past and reflect what the community wants to see and that the end-user enjoys being in.

Healthy Buildings

Cornerstone buildings have been designed in a way that considers the wellbeing of those that engage with them, from construction through to the long term occupants. The bedrock for this is in creating efficient buildings in a way that minimises environmental impact. Beyond that, Cornerstone buildings take account of how they will be used and they seek to encourage active transport and healthy lifestyles.

Vibrant Communities

Buildings do not sit in a vacuum, they exist within a community. For this reason Cornerstone puts 'Community Engagement' right in the middle of each of its projects to ensure that the buildings make the community better. This foundation also shapes the projects it selects which explains its heart for regeneration and passion in 'bringing light to dark corners'.

Building partnerships for success

Our team also works in partnership with a number of top professional advisors, depending on the needs of a particular project. Establishing and developing these key relationships ensures we can deliver a totally integrated approach to any project, and the highest level of expertise at every stage of the process from planning to marketing.

Interested in hearing more about our properties?

If you want to know more about how we can help you build for tomorrow, contact us here.

Cornerstone is a purpose-driven business that seeks opportunities to transform cities by developing property and building thriving communities.

Cornerstone NI Ltd, Innovation Factory, 385 Springfield Road, Belfast, BT12 7DG

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