Our story & about us
John Sykes founded a small real estate business in April 2000 and helped revolutionise the property agency industry in Reading. Now 20 years on and after a number of strategic moves and entrepreneurship, Sykes Capital has emerged amassing a significant real estate investment business, as well as holding key stakes in other trading businesses across the Thames Valley and beyond.
Sykes Capital today is a Reading and Thames Valley focused private company exclusively managing the assets of John Sykes and his family.
The business primarily holds real estate investments, but also has significant public equity holdings as well as trading businesses across the Thames Valley.
We strive for excellence in everything we do. Entrepreneurial and progressive, we value long-term relationships and today seek investment opportunities focused on Reading and the Thames Valley, which can benefit from our capital, experience, flexibility and broad base of resources.
The business has strong foundations not only through its real estate portfolio, but also through its people who hold considerable experience across a wide range of skillsets, including commercial, ground rent and residential real estate, through to IT, project management and business leadership.
Today the purpose of Sykes Capital is to invest in the Thames Valley and primarily the town of Reading, making investments that consistently generate superior absolute risk-adjusted returns over the long-term.