Founded in 2004, by David Phillips, Glebe is a property company whose partners have significant expertise within both commercial and residential property investment and development. Glebe's sole focus is to maximise cash flow and value, and the partners have a 30-year track record of creating value through active asset management, planning and development.

David Phillips

David Phillips

Chief Executive & Founder
(Formerly main Board Director of Chelsfield plc)

David founded Glebe in 2004 with the backing of a small number of high net worth investors.

He has over 30 years' experience and has been involved in a huge number of interesting and complicated projects, from residential developments to offices and data centres to golf courses. His expertise lies in spotting the potential to add value to property projects.

A Chartered Surveyor, David spent 18 years as the main Board Investment Director of Chelsfield plc prior to founding Glebe.

When not working, David enjoys spending time with his children, visiting galleries and exhibitions and competing in cycle races. He was the National Veteran Road Race Champion for 2011. He is also an avid collector of art.

Matthew Dent

Managing Director

Matthew is a finance and property investment professional with over 18 years' experience in acquisitions, fund structuring and management, strategic asset management, corporate financing and restructuring.

A Chartered Surveyor, Matthew previously worked for Chelsfield plc. Whilst at Chelsfield, he was appointed to the main board of Global Switch to implement corporate restructuring and business turnaround across its 3 million square foot data centre portfolio, located in London, Paris, Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Madrid, Singapore and Sydney.

In addition to his role at Glebe, Matthew is the Chief Executive of Volta Data Centres – part of the Glebe Group.