Gus started in the property world almost 20 years' ago when he accidentally project managed his own loft conversion in 2000 and has been in property ever since. He first ran Solidspace, a multi award winning developer with his father for several years before setting up Unboxed Homes, London's first custom build developer, and Rare Space which sells self-build and custom built homes. He co-founded Developer Collective to teach people how to become a property developer. His mission is to create better homes: better quality, better design, better value and better for the environment. He believes that self-build and custom build does exactly this. He is a frequent architectural judge and speaker. He chairs the custom build developer group for NaCSBA, sits on the national executive board, the right to build policy commission, and is a member of two design review panels.