Meet heylo’s board members.
Giles Mackay is heylo’s main founder. He established the business in 2017 and now sits on the boards for HHGL and Resi.
Giles started his career in the structured finance sector, before moving onto a series of entrepreneurial endeavours in the property and housing sectors; he has established 13 businesses since his career began.
In 1999, Giles founded market intelligence and valuations provider Hometrack, one of the first Proptech businesses and a revolutionary in the UK property valuation industry. Hometrack was sold to Zoopla in 2017. Other ventures include AI firm Outra, established in 2017, which identifies consumer patterns to connect brands with digital marketplaces. In 2021, Giles is launching a new mortgage business specifically for affordable homes, a single-family home PRS business and iBuying business Upstix.
The Rt Hon Nick Raynsford
“Heylo is on a social mission to make home ownership affordable for more people. The heylo team has a long track record of great relationships with its stakeholders, partners and customers, and its home ownership solutions are UK-wide – not regional, or just London based – which makes it very special.”
“Shared ownership provides an important solution for so many people unable to access or afford their first home in the traditional way. Heylo itself is fast becoming a market leader in this sector thanks to its knowledgeable team of professionals.”
“I have a long-term appreciation of shared ownership - this is a product that is still underrated. Heylo has been a pioneer in recognising this and in seeking financial support from pension funds, illustrating the value of affordable housing as an excellent investment proposition.”
“I’m lucky to be in a position to be able to work with businesses and people who make a real contribution to their communities. Heylo’s innovative approach to widening out home ownership is a cause very close to my heart after working in the housing sector for such a long time. This is an exciting business, and an excellent team.”
“I love the energy and passion, a small but dedicated team making a profound difference in the sector. Having worked in affordable housing for a number of years, heylo was an opportunity too good to miss.”
“Affordable housing is in my blood. I have dedicated my career to helping people from all walks of life to find a home they can afford. Shared ownership is a great product and has so much potential. heylo has matured as a trusted, well governed partner and has the vision, values and firepower to deliver.”