One of the driving forces behind Definition Capital’s astonishing success, Marin is a first-class graduate from the University of Westminster. After spending some time working in the IT sector, Marin decided to embrace the challenges and opportunities offered by the London real estate market, co-founding Definition Capital with Irfan Hussain in 2004.
Marin is particularly proud of having steered Definition Capital through the turbulence caused by the 2008 global financial crisis. He worked hard to adapt our business model between 2007-2009, changing focus to cautious asset management for the short - medium term. This enabled us to assist other developers and banks during the 2008-2010 period.
As a result of these prudent decisions, Definition Capital experienced high growth during this time and made a number of large acquisitions from 2011-2014, securing outstanding residential and commercial opportunities in London.
Irfan graduated from King’s College, London with a degree in Physics before taking up a career in finance. His first role was with energy giant Centrica in Strategic Finance, before moving on to work with Ernst and Young in their Banking and Capital markets division.
While at Ernst and Young, Irfan was involved in the securitisation of mortgage debt. It was this experience in particular that ignited his passion for real estate and property development. Since starting Definition Capital with Marin Jakisic, Irfan has been instrumental in raising capital, financing investments and driving development.
In addition to his financial background, Irfan now has over 15 years of experience in planning, construction project management, real estate investment and management. He has also completed the Real Estate Program at Harvard Business School.
Since our founding in 2004 we have achieved great things, all born from our driving goal: to be the premier property investment and development company in London.
With an extensive, diverse portfolio of investments across London and the South East, we add value to our areas of operation through our sustainability focused development cycle. Definition Capital are an industry byword for innovation and reliability.
Definition Capital own and operate several hotels including our flagship, The East London Hotel.
Our acclaimed rooms deliver a combination of five-star comfort and practicality, through the use of luxury materials and innovative touches. The East London Hotel's concept has redefined the city's hotel paradigm.
Co - Living
As a company at the forefront of urban living trends, we are making significant investments in the co-living sector. We recognise and cater to the constantly evolving living requirements of modern professionals - by offering flexibility, comfort and high-spec living/social environments.
Definition Capital are actively seeking opportunities in this sector.
We have been developing residential property in London since 2004. Our journey began with an apartment block conversion; fast forward to today and our projects include complexes with over 270 apartments over 300,000 square feet.
Definition Capital are one of the most innovative property developers in London, renowned for our ability to deliver high quality developments to time, spec and budget.
Definition Capital strongly believe that innovation is a key driver of improved urban living environments. We also believe in leveraging the power of technology to gain maximum time and cost-saving benefits for stakeholders.
As such, we are currently developing our own PropTech application - Diff-Rent. Diff-Rent offers the full suite of property management tools in the convenience of a free-to-download app.
Diff-Rent will empower landlords to administer their properties from a single control panel, while allowing tenants access to a range of features including: scheduling maintenance, making payments, booking viewings and much more.
But above all, Diff-Rent will redefine the very fundamentals of renting and the rental process. Diff-Rent will allow tenants to fix their rental rates and increases, deposits, and to connect with other tenants (especially in co-living residences).