About Us

Tokoro was co-founded and is co-owned by Sanjay and Max, who have worked together since 2015.

Toko. ro (Japanese) translates to location in English. However, in Japanese location is both boundless and precise, for example an office cannot exist in a place (say Paris) without the place (Paris) being imbued into the office.

By this same notion we believe the values of our team and our firm should not sit separately from one another. We encourage diversity and inclusion and want to create a team that are free to think and express their life experience thereby enriching our business.

Team

Sanjay Sethi
Partner

Sanjay Sethi is a Brit, but is of Kenyan Indian heritage.

Prior to co-founding Tokoro, he obtained his investment experience at Brockton Capital, Moor Park Capital, NatWest Markets (formerly named The Royal Bank of Scotland and ABN AMRO) and Credit Suisse. He is also a qualified Barrister and has practiced at Allen & Overy and Lamb Chambers. He serves on Board of Trustees for the Tuberous Sclerosis Association, a medical research and support services charity.

Max Bassadone
Partner

Max Bassadone is a Gibraltarian, but is of Italian and Austrian heritage.

Prior to co-founding Tokoro, he obtained his investment experience at Brockton Everlast, Brockton Capital, Nuveen (formerly named TH Real Estate and TIAA) and Colliers International. He is a qualified Chartered Surveyor.

John Hopkins
CFO

John is a Brit.

He joined Tokoro in November 2020, prior to which he acquired his real estate experience over a number of years working for the likes of Pradera, Ares (formerly AREA Property Partners) and Barings. John is a qualified Chartered Accountant and completed his training as an auditor with PwC. He is on the Board of Trustees of SMIRA, a small UK charity.

Liam Mahoney
Finance and Operations

Liam Mahoney is a Brit and is of Celtic heritage.

Liam joined Tokoro in March 2023, he obtained his real estate investment experience at Trez Capital in Vancouver, Canada, where he passed his CFA Level II. Liam is also a qualified chartered accountant (ACA) and serves on the Board of Trustees for Solidarity Sports, a London-based charity that provides support to children from disadvantaged backgrounds.

Andy McIntyre
Development Manager

Andy was born in New Zealand, but is of British heritage.

He worked with Sanjay and Max at Brockton Capital and they overlapped there for 5 years. He acts as a development management consultant and has worked with Tokoro since its formation. Andy gained his development experience from his time at Grantham Associates which was subsumed into Brockton Capital in 2014. Prior to Brockton Andy spent ten years in the Central London Planning, Development & Regeneration team at Avison Young.

Tom Ferber
Investment

Tom is a Brit.

He leads our living strategy having spent over 15 years working in the shared housing sector across investment, development and asset management. Tom holds a masters in Building Surveying  and has a passion for conserving historic buildings.

Nadia Guerrero
Investment

Nadia Guerrero is Mexican.

Nadia joined Tokoro in September 2023 after graduating from the University of Cambridge, having completed an MPhil in Real Estate Finance. Prior to her master degree she worked as a civil engineer at Gonzalez Guerrero Ingeniería and Ferralla.

Elton Xavier
Investment

Elton Xavier is a Brit, but is of Goan heritage.

Elton joined Tokoro in September 2020 after graduating from Henley Business School, having completed an MSc in Real Estate Finance. Elton champions the UpReach Xperience programme, an initiative focused on improving social mobility in the UK.

Tokoro is climate neutral and has been part of 1% for the Planet since 2020.