London Land Group and Samsung Electronics UK sign partnership agreement

London Land Group and Samsung Electronics UK sign partnership agreement

London Land Group has announced a multi-million pound innov­a­tion partner­ship that will see Samsung Electron­ics UK supply digital appli­ances to all of London Land Group’s current and future devel­op­ments.

The partner­ship will initially see London Land Group’s flagship devel­op­ment, The Water­front Poole, with 291 apart­ments fitted out as fully connected homes, offering residents the ability to connect and control all their smart devices through Samsung’s SmartTh­ings platform. The appli­ances, including ovens, hobs, fridge freezers, dishwash­ers and washing machines, will be purchased using Samsung Capital to fund the kit as well as on-going mainten­ance. In addition, The Waterfront’s two communal club lounges with full kitchen and dining facil­it­ies will also feature Samsung’s state-of-the-art products, such as the Samsung Smart Oven with Dual Cook Flex and Air Fry.

Samsung is one of the world’s leading companies in the digital appliance industry. Samsung works with partners to deliver innov­at­ive techno­logy, energy-efficiency and smarter living to new homes in the UK and constantly evolves and adapts its techno­logy to support them and their residents’ differing needs.

London Land Group are a real estate devel­op­ment company with a vision to redefine exper­i­en­tial living and to create communit­ies with a profound sense of belonging through an innov­at­ive, sustain­able and reliable real estate platform. Working with a range of partners, the Group aim to create long-term value while leaving a lasting legacy, lever­aging expertise across acquis­i­tion, invest­ment, devel­op­ment and construc­tion.

Mario Luca Balducci, London Land co-founder and Chief Executive of London Land Group, said: “The demand for connected living is increas­ing, with residents prior­it­ising conveni­ence, person­al­isa­tion and sustain­ab­il­ity. London Land Group strives to seamlessly integrate innov­at­ive techno­lo­gies and connected systems, providing flexible, conveni­ent and immersive living exper­i­ences.”

“We are delighted to be partner­ing with Samsung, who also embraces our passion, dedic­a­tion, and unwaver­ing commit­ment to excel­lence and innov­a­tion. With Samsung’s partner­ship, we can enhance energy efficiency and promote the well-being of our residents, creating extraordin­ary spaces that inspire and transform lives.”

Murtaza Bukhari, General Manager of Strategic Partner­ships in Europe and the UK at Samsung Electron­ics, said: “We are excited to embark on this new partner­ship with London Land Group, trans­form­ing resident’s living exper­i­ences with smart home innov­a­tion and seamless integ­ra­tion.”

“Homeown­ers will also get the oppor­tun­ity to enjoy our award-winning SmartTh­ings platform, which allows them to connect and manage our eco-system of smart appli­ances to make their homes smarter and more efficient.”

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Alon Junger


A UK and US (New York Bar) solicitor by quali­fic­a­tion and former London based invest­ment banker, Alon is a serial real estate entre­pren­eur. As a major share­holder and managing director of several resid­en­tial and commer­cial real estate platforms in major cities in Germany, Alon special­ises in identi­fy­ing, struc­tur­ing and growing invest­ment oppor­tun­it­ies.

Mario Luca Balducci

Chief Executive Officer

Having qualified as an Architect and a Programme & Project Manage­ment Profes­sional in the UK, Mario is an accom­plished Real Estate leader. Mario has in-depth knowledge of commer­cial, technical, and socio-economic aspects of property devel­op­ment with a proven record of building markets, and business initi­at­ives.

Mario has been behind the delivery of numerous presti­gi­ous projects including Stratford City, home to the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Alastair Scott Dalgleish

Construction Director

As a chartered construc­tion profes­sional, Alastair has overseen the construc­tion of over 2,000 high-specific­a­tion homes in London. Special­ising in Modern Methods of Construc­tion Techno­lo­gies, he employs pre-cast concrete and steel frame volumet­ric systems across low and high-rise devel­op­ment projects.

Alastair is dedicated to utilising smart building techno­lo­gies alongside rigorous design and tendering processes. He is also a strong advocate for the Group’s Incident and Injury Free Policy.

Gwen Youlden

Marketing & Sales Director

Gwen has a wealth of exper­i­ence in real estate having been behind many award winning marketing and place­mak­ing campaigns for destin­a­tions across the UK. At London Land Group, Gwen estab­lishes desirable and relevant destin­a­tion brands, creating a sense of belonging for our residents whilst support­ing ambitious object­ives for leasing, sales and retention.

Theo Georgallau

Group Financial Controller

After gradu­at­ing from the Univer­sity of Bath with an economics degree, Theo trained as an auditor and gained valuable exper­i­ence in the student accom­mod­a­tion sector before moving into co-living. His expertise includes high-profile acquis­i­tions and technical group reporting to facil­it­ate strategic decision-making.

Ceren Akin

Architectural & Visual Designer

After quali­fy­ing as an architect in Turkey, Ceren pursued a career in strategic branding, brand exper­i­ence, and identity creation. Her studies at Central St. Martins equipped her with a diverse skill set encom­passing archi­tec­ture, visual design, graphic design, and brand identity. As a dedicated consult­ant designer, Ceren has delivered numerous marketing campaigns that have consist­ently exceeded revenue growth expect­a­tions.

Dan Margott

Acquisition Manager

Dan has an extensive track record of sourcing devel­op­ment oppor­tun­it­ies across London and the South East having collab­or­ated with major organ­isa­tions across a broad range of projects, from large strategic regen­er­a­tion to resid­en­tial devel­op­ments and mixed-use commer­cial schemes. His broad market knowledge enables him to quickly identify value add oppor­tun­it­ies.

Nikolai Udalov

Investment Manager

With a strong background in banking and private equity, Nikolai directed his expertise on the real estate sector. Nikolai has strong M&A execution skills and holistic commer­cial, resid­en­tial, and leisure real estate industry knowledge. Addition­ally, he has extensive project manage­ment skills including cross-functional team manage­ment, research, valuation, due diligence coordin­a­tion, negoti­ations, and execution at the highest standards of quality.

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Sarim Rafique Chaudhry

Investment Manager

Sarim graduated from King’s College London with a BSc in Mathem­at­ics, Finance & Manage­ment and trained in the real estate trans­ac­tions team at Deloitte LLP and the commer­cial finance team at Grainger PLC. He has strong commer­cial & resid­en­tial real estate industry exper­i­ence and extensive project manage­ment skills, including research, financial modelling, debt raising, valuation, due diligence, negoti­ations, and deal execution.

Olivia Burton

Development Manager

With over a decade of exper­i­ence in the UK property construc­tion industry, Olivia has a proven track record of deliv­er­ing complex and diverse devel­op­ment projects. She has success­fully managed large, multi-discip­lin­ary teams through all stages of the project lifecycle. Olivia’s expertise includes strategic planning, logistics, and program­ming, enabling her to maximize project viability and return on invest­ment.

Joe Warde-Aldam

Development Manager

Joe’s academic background in countryside manage­ment and exper­i­ence in resid­en­tial real estate have shaped his career as a devel­op­ment manager. He has success­fully managed large-scale devel­op­ment master­plans, most recently a 5,200- unit devel­op­ment focusing on land, planning, and sustain­able devel­op­ment.

Vaughn Fisher

Commercial Manager

With over 22 years of exper­i­ence in the civil construc­tion industry and built envir­on­ment, Vaughan demon­strates a strong opera­tional and commer­cial background across projects of varying scale. His expertise span resid­en­tial, commer­cial and schooling sectors and civil projects. Vaughan is commer­cially astute and has a proven track record in managing complex contracts to ensure success­ful project outcomes.