Deliver superior outcomes for occupiers, residents and the communities in which we build.
Deliver market-leading financial returns to our investment partners.
Attract and retain top talent by upholding an entrepreneurial and rewarding work environment.
Build the Smart Homes of the future – creating Better Places People Prefer.
Our PRISE Values
In addition, we champion five key values, which serve as the foundation
upon which our company is built. From how our team members conduct themselves in the business world and make day-to-day decisions. Our guiding principles include:
About Lapora Estates
Founded by serial entrepreneur Philip Cole, Lapora Estates Ltd is a private family office. We operate as an opportunity fund investing across multiple property sectors, targeting low risk and high returns for our investors.
With a strong emphasis on the South East of England, we consider joint ventures, partnerships, ‘add value’ developments, distressed sales, planning gains, income generating and asset management investments.
We also partner with similar family offices, high net worth individuals, small developers, investors and private equity firms.
In 2000, Philip co-founded Wireless Logic, an IoT and M2M service provider. The company specialised in a commercial software platform that enabled partners with a business platform, to manage 3,500,000 SIM cards and software subscribers across Europe. Communication connectivity with Vodafone, EE, Orange & O2 and 100’s of other mobile phone networks, enabled applications such as the tracking and communication of vehicles, smart meters, burglar alarms, home CCTV, machines, vending and car park machines and chip and pin payment machines. In 2018, he secured his fourth and subsequently final exit of the company, valuing Wireless Logic at over $500 million via a leveraged buyout backed by Montagu Private Equity. Philip, still remains a shareholder but is not involved in the day to day operations of the business.
His ambition has always been to build a $1,000,000,000 business which the company is well on track to achieving. Wireless Logic has been regularly featured in a number of leading business league tables including: The Sunday Times Tech Track 100, The Sunday Times Fast Track 100, The Sunday Times Profit Track 100 and The Sunday Times Buyout 100. In late 2016, the group was recognised in the megabuyte50 top performing, mid-market independent technology organisations in the UK.
Having fully retired from Wireless Logic last year at 46, Philip wanted to invest his time into building an innovative property brand and business, thus creating Lapora Estates to develop and deliver end customers with innovative property, the ‘Smart Home’ of the future. His goal is to build a £100,000,000 revenue business over the next five years. “The developments we build will be far more considerate than typical developments to the homeowners modern day needs.” That is the vision I and the excellent team will build upon.”
In 2014, Luke Founded Surrey Estates, an on-line hybrid Estate Agency. Armed with a sales team that reached far across Surrey, building an enviable reputation for providing unparalleled customer service that held clients hands through the confusing UK house sales process with the internet as a key component. Luke, felt the market was ready for a new approach to Estate Agency. A hybrid approach that blended both traditional values of a genuinely personal service together with being a niche, online service that has lower overheads and bigger scale. With a strong team behind him, the company took Surrey by storm, proudly winning the award for Surrey’s Best Estate Agency 2016 & 2017. In 2018 Luke Cole was also the proud recipient of the personal accolade of Best Property Professional 2018 at the Surrey Property Awards. Luke, is specialising in land and property acquisition taking full advantage of the knowledge he has gained whilst running Surrey Estates over the last 4 years. His focus is to build award winning properties that meet customer’s needs, Better Places for People. In March 2019 Luke handed the reigns of leading Surrey Estates over to the new Managing Director who continues to build on the model and the successful brand he built.
Andrea Cole, wife of Phil, spent many years in the health care sector and gave up work to bring up their children.
As the children have grown Andrea has decided to take a more active role in supporting the family business and runs the Operations and HR departments. Her accolades include House Wife of the Year 2016 and best Lasagne 2018!
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