John O’Neill and his team have been delivering complex construction projects in London for over 35 years. As such, Lifestyle Residences has an impressive track record demonstrating its ability to successfully fund, develop and market developments. As longstanding players in the sector, the team has ready access to a network of skilled professional partners from best in class designers to specialist construction expertise.
Founder & CEO
John O’Neill has the unrivalled experience of 35 years in the construction and high-end property market, delivering cuttingedge construction projects, including some of London’s most iconic buildings. He has helped develop some of London’s greatest buildings; from prestigious historical landmarks such as the Palace of Westminster, to high end hotels such as the Dorchester and the Hilton Park Lane, and world class eateries like Corrigan’s of Mayfair and Alain Ducasse, to listed buildings such as Fortnum & Mason’s.
John was MD of Willmott Dixon, a tier 1 contractor from 1987 -2002, John then established his own business dealing with high end clients and London Buildings. Using this experience, he has turned his attention towards transforming the way Londoners live. Thus, Lifestyle Residences and CIRC was born. John is supported by a team of experts in the construction and property sector.
Strategic & Commercial Director
Conall is Strategic & Commercial Director, and is responsible for the commercial, contractual and marketing aspects of all projects and a member of the main Board of Directors.
Conall has also been involved in the development of the unique Roundtable Route of Procurement including new systems and procedures, as well as contributing to the overall commercial strategy of the business together with developing the commercial strategies for individual projects. Conall has been with the CIRC and Lifestyle businesses since 2014. Conall holds several degrees in both Science and the Arts from Imperial College London and the Royal College of Music, London.
Geraldine is an joint owner and equity Director and has worked closely with John throughout his career actively involved in all projects and relationships. Geraldine’s primary focus is on finance and interior design being aligned to optimising end user experience and ensuring delivery to quality and budget.
Director and Company Secretary Director
Jacquie, as our Company Secretary, ensures our Company operates in accordance with statutory and legal provisions. She has experience attending meetings with company shareholders and the Board of Directors and acting as a central point of communication.
As Business Manager, her main role is to streamline our administration, improve our core processes together with financial management and bookkeeping. Jacquie has previously been working for Willmott Dixon, and John O‘Neill & Partners as Company Secretary at main Board level. She has for the majority of her working life been employed in the Construction Industry, with Contractors, Architects and Property Developers, and is aware of the various processes and terminology used within the industry. Jacquie has also supported the company in procuring new business mainly focusing on high end residential, education, hospitality, commercial, refurbishment and fit out. Along with business development, Jacquie was involved in quality control and handover management.
Jacquie’s role is extensive, she is responsible from supporting the Board, Directors and senior staff, and for managing Human Resources.
Chief Financial Officer
David has been involved in the construction industry for the past 14 years and has worked in Africa, Europe and the United Kingdom. He has been involved in the development, finance, and negotiations of a number of key building and infrastructure projects ranging from £10 million to £500 million. He’s led delegations to various African countries to meet with senior Government officials to discuss key construction projects, in line with their national development plan and the country’s strategy around those developments.
Since joining the Lifestyle team in January as CFO he’s been involved in implementing updated systems and controls, as well as moving the financial and reporting function in house. Part of why he was drawn to Lifestyle was to be involved with a business providing a unique opportunity to be involved in the full circle of development; finance, construction and the operation and maintenance of the developments, in an Eco-friendly manner, while still giving back to the community.
Non Executive Director
After many years in Quantity Surveying Practices, he founded
Pierce Hill have had involvement in numerous residential projects
Architectural Lead & Project Manager
Yang has 15 years of experience in Architectural design practice as well as being a property developer and contractor. He started his career straight from university and covered Architectural Design, Design Management, Project Management, Contracts and Construction.
He has worked on projects up to £430 million. His most recent project was Grove House, Isleworth, London, a development of 33 high-spec residential units consisting of Studios, 1, 2 & 3 bedroom apartments.
Chris started his career in property in 1987 working as a trainee negotiator for an independent firm of estate agents in Wimbledon where he valued and sold residential property. In 1989 he was asked to transfer to the West Wimbledon branch to oversee the expansion and renovation of the branch. He then moved to an independent estate agents in Surrey progressing to sales manager in 3 years. In 2000, Chris started to specialise in New Homes working for developers as well as high end estate agents Savills and Hamptons where he also concentrated on retirement property.
In his 36 years experience in the property industry Chris has been involved in selling studio apartments to first time buyers and investors, to large executive homes to Premier League footballers and celebrities. He has 23 years specialising in new homes and more importantly retirement property, on developments including the regeneration of the old naval dockyard at Chatham and complete retirement villages in the South East of England. He is well experienced to assist purchasers in making the important decision of downsizing in a professional and courteous manner and goes out of his way to provide an exceptional customer service.
CLAUDIA RIGA DE SPINOZA
Interiors & Branding
Claudia Riga de Spinoza has carefully crafted the interaction and journey a resident will have in Mulberry Court. Claudia specialises in exceptional luxury developments and high-end residential interiors. Claudia listens carefully to the client’s aspirations, and helps them to navigate through a myriad of design decisions, to arrive at beautiful, functional design solutions that far exceed the original brief. Claudia is used to being a key member of the design team, often involved from the architect’s original concept, through the build process, to project completion; all the while protecting the client’s original vision and aspiration for the project. Her in-depth industry knowledge, together with strong understanding of construction processes are a valuable assets.
Lifestyle Manager & Concierge Services
Jess has recently moved from her position as Marketing & Communication Manager to a new role as Lifestyle Manager. This new position is a hands on support role based at Mulberry Court, our first Independent Retirement Living development in Hampton Wick, where Jess is the first port of call for all resident’s day to day questions. She is on hand to check the welfare and comfort of residents and arrange any extra care support they might need with our care partner Home Instead.