Our People.

The last thing you need is people that think they’ve seen it all before. We know that the real opportunities lie in uncharted territory, and we are free to think like our most entrepreneurial clients. Plus, unlike many of our peers, we are seasoned transaction managers, familiar with the document suite and the issues complex structures often pose.

Ashley Shaw Co-founder & CEO

Formerly the Head of Origination & Debt Advisory of a leading US law firm’s Special Situations team, Ashley has advised on several billion pounds worth of CRE transactions across an array of asset classes, geographies & capital structures.

Acting as the CEO across the Millemont platform, Ashley champions sustainability initiatives and looks to systemically integrate best practices across all investments, stakeholder relationships and advisory mandates.


John Bennett Chairman

John is an experienced deal maker and eminent adviser as a partner of international law firm, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner and its predecessor firms for nearly 35 years.

John played a pivotal role in the successful growth of BCLP as global head of the corporate practice between 1996 and 2013. Although John advises across sectors, in his focus on real estate and other alternative assets he is a trusted commercial adviser across the capital stack to owners, operators, managers and innovators. John is the Chairman of the board across the Millemont platform and oversees all investment and advisory activities of the group.


Demeter Kovacs Co-Founder & General Counsel

Previously a real estate finance lawyer in a leading US law firm’s Special Situations team, Demeter acted as lead counsel, transaction manager and primary client contact on several billion pounds’ worth of complex UK and cross-border transactions.

Demeter acts in his capacity as general counsel for Millemont and also provides legal, structural and execution expertise for both the capital partners and advisory businesses.


Guy Rowles Associate Director

Previously an FP&A Manager at Octopus Investments, Guy oversaw the financial planning and modelling for the business and was responsible for identifying and driving forward operational efficiencies within the organisation.

Prior to that he worked in Deloitte’s Investment Management & Private Equity division and is a qualified Chartered Accountant. As Associate Director at Millemont, Guy is responsible for sourcing and assessing opportunities for our capital partners and advisory businesses, ensuring ESG integration in our underwriting processes and overseeing and mentoring our junior talent pool.


Miguel Costa Senior Analyst

Miguel is an IStructE and ICE chartered structural engineer with six years of design and project management experience on large residential and commercial projects. In those roles Miguel collaborated with clients to devise strategies on construction techniques, logistics, and development stages, and negotiated construction programs and project planning with clients.

Prior to joining Millemont, Miguel pursued and successfully completed his MBA at HEC Paris. As Senior Analyst at Millemont, Miguel is involved with all investment opportunities, market research, transaction execution and all aspects of asset management and repositioning strategies with a focus on sustainability and reducing embodied carbon throughout the lifecycle of our projects.


Ross Archibald Finance Manager

Ross is an ICAEW Chartered Accountant with eight years experience in the asset management and wider financial services sectors. Before joining Millemont, Ross worked with a multi strategy private investment office where he had a focus on both debt and real estate and was responsible for the performance and reporting of a cross-border real estate portfolio. Prior to this, Ross spent 4 years in BDO’s asset management and capital markets team working with a host of listed and private clients during this period. At Millemont, Ross is responsible for the financial control, treasury, compliance and reporting of the Millemont platform. Ross also has a focus on the operational performance of Millemont’s portfolio assets as well implementing ESG best practices across the portfolio.



Talent comes in diverse forms. At Millemont, we all bring different capabilities to the table, but our shared determination to deliver for our investors and clients means we’re always on the same page.

Meritocracy and diversity are important to us, too. It’s about creating a firm for the next generation and setting the right tone from the outset. We want to be an incubator for the brightest and the best. We thrive on building and nurturing relationships with our investors, clients and operational partners alike and across the wider industry.

Minimising our operational impact on our planet is a prerequisite at Millemont. We aim to achieve this with sound environmental policies and the necessary ESG to our core business activities. If this sounds like an environment where you could flourish, we should talk.