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Colin Muller


Colin Muller


The senior management team at Muller has been carefully developed since the outset and is staffed with industry professionals across all disciplines, the majority of whom have worked together for a period of over ten years.

The type, nature and size of schemes in which Muller management has been engaged vary widely. It has involvement in its own right and in joint venture partnership with the development of office schemes, pub and hotels, industrial and warehouse development, convenience retail food stores, and trade-counter schemes.

Colin has a career in property spanning some 25 years, having graduated from the School of Architecture, Town Planning and Estate Management, Oxford in 1983 with a BA (Hons) and Diploma in Town Planning. Muller started his career in a land acquisition role for Wimpey and later moved to Alfred McAlpine Plc as Director with responsibility for land acquisition, planning and development functions in the north of England region.

In 1990 at the age of 31, he established his own property business which expanded over a period of three years prior to its merger with Linden Plc, a venture capital backed start-up financed by 3i, Mercury Asset Management and Bank of Scotland.

Colin and his co-directors achieved a full market listing of Linden in 1996 as a quoted house builder which went on to establish start-ups in other regions and to acquire a number of private businesses. By 2000 the business had five operating regions with a turnover of £144m, pre-tax profits of £15.4m and net assets of £52m.

Management undertook an MBO in 2001, valued at £250 million, supported by HBOS. Colin exited and started The Muller Property , now a privately owned business with interests in residential and commercial development, investment, strategic land and project management.

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Phillip Johnston
Finance and Operations Director >>


Carl Davey
Planning and Development Director >>


Peter Goodchild
Area Land Director >>


Phillip Johnston


Phillip Johnston
Finance and Operations Director


He also handles a variety of development and planning related issues including S106 agreements, affordable housing provision, viability studies, joint venture agreements and leases for Group properties.

With a large number of joint venture arrangements and numerous group companies, Phillip has management of financial forecasting, budgetary control and cashflow.

Phillip has worked as a finance professional in the construction, housebuilding and property sector for over 20 years. With a BSc (Hons) degree in Mathematics and Management Sciences, he qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Grant Thornton in 1986.

Following an eighteen month secondment to the European Union Commission auditing steel sales, Phillip joined Hassall Homes as Finance Director. On the sale of the Hassall Group in 1997, he moved to Linden Homes and commenced his twelve year working relationship with Colin Muller.

Whilst primarily engaged in the role of finance, he maintained a hands on role in the sales and commercial functions at Linden Homes and was involved closely in financial forecasting, monitoring, reporting and the relationship with external investors and the bank.

In 2002 he joined the Muller Property Group where he is Finance and Operations Director. This role encompasses a broad ranging involvement in all areas of the business including land acquisition, the raising of project finance, residential sales, project costing, commercial property lettings, company secretarial administration and legal matters.

Carl Davey


Carl Davey
Planning and Development Director


His involvement at Gleeson encompassed experience of both traditional and greenfield site new home production and mixed use city centre multi-storey construction schemes. Carl’s experience spans 30 years in construction management and production which has included a wide range or projects from single high value bespoke homes to £100 million mixed use developments.

Carl entered the construction industry at grass roots level in 1979 as an indentured apprentice to Bryant Homes building constructing division, before embarking on their management training programme.

He held a variety of construction management roles involved in new home building roles as Assistant Site Manager, Site Manager and Project Manager in the Bryant regional businesses between 1979 and 1997. This culminated in his role as ‘Production Manager” and for a three year period overseeing output from sixteen new homes developments and in excess of 500 homes in the Thames Valley region of Bryant Homes.

Carl moved to the North West Region to resolve both qualitative and volume difficulties within the Warrington based operation until 1997 when he joined Colin Muller at Linden as ‘Production Director” charged with managing both Construction and Customer Care disciplines.

Following the sale of Linden he joined Gleeson Plc as Construction Director following which he was appointed Regional Managing Director with a full team of co-directors covering all house building disciplines.

He joined Muller in 2004 as Development Director, responsible for planning, technical, production, project management, health and safety and customer care for both residential and commercial ventures.


Prior to joining Riverline, Peter was Property Director with Westleigh Developments and before that spent four years as Managing Director with Citygrove Roadside. Having been actively involved in land acquisition and the delivery of planning consents throughout his career he has an in-depth understanding of the organisation and delivery of major residential and commercial sites from acquisition through the legislative process and on to consent. His additional experience in the physical delivery of completed buildings gives him a full appreciation of the legal, ground condition, construction, design issues and team ethic required to achieve this end.

Peter Goodchild
Area Land Director


With over 30 years’ experience in the residential and commercial development markets Peter brings his wealth of experience to deliver complex projects. He has broad experience of the successful delivery of projects, from inception to completion, was gained in his role as Director for Riverline Developments.