Team Profile

Gary Forrest

Chairman | Group

Raised in the North East, Gary has over 30 years of experience in financial services and investments.

Initially working in the mortgage sector, Gary successfully grew his lending business from £100 million to £1 billion within five years, before selling High Street Home Loans to focus on a new venture, The High Street Group.

Quickly realising the need for an end-to-end solution from land acquisition to project completion, Gary entered the construction and development sector. The result? High Street Construction.

In an extraordinarily short space of time, High Street Construction has become one of the fastest growing medium sized builders, winning both Best Renovation Project (Scotland) and Best Medium Sized Builder (UK), and delivering a pipeline of projects valued at £120 million.

Most recently, Gary has homed in on the growing demand within the Private Rental and Build to Rent sectors, with the Group quickly shifting to capitalise on this. Today, the Group already has several large-scale projects under construction, including Newcastle’s tallest building, with a further £1 billion of projects in the pipeline.