Founded in 2018, Martin Hadland and Richard Gabelich saw an opportunity to combine and use their collective, unique and diverse student accommodation and property experience. 

Since then they have built an impressive track record of facilitating solutions and providing value for clients and partners across a diverse asset range in multiple countries.

The SFG team pride itself on being able to breakdown complex transactions and provide practical and commercial advice to their clients. This is managed under two separate business areas - Student First and Asset Advisory.

Solutions First 

(Asset Management & Governance Experience)

Shareholder First

(Development & Investment Experience)

Student First

(Operational &



“SFG have been instrumental in assisting the Family Office derive and implement a favourable long term strategy and implementation of a complex and varied US property portfolio. We have a high level of trust in their services and asset management solutions”
- Craig Mawdsley
Global Family Office
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Under Student First, we advise universities, developers, investors, and operators in the purpose-built student accommodation (PBSA) market in both off-campus/direct let property and on-campus infrastructure partnership models.
We believe in the importance of always holding the core principle of putting the student first and maximising the student experience in both physical design and operating environments.

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Under Asset Advisory, we provide strategic asset management solutions to investors in the retail, residential, and hospitality markets.


It is our varied and general development, investment and operations experience across the infrastructure and property sectors that sets us apart. We understand the importance of ‘joined up thinking’ for transactions and the long-term drivers of stakeholder success.