About us

The Newbridge

A market leading Investor and Developer in the Convenience Retail sector. Established in 2015 by Rory Mepham and the Somerston Group, Newbridge is headquartered in Warsaw with a team of 12 people.

Assets under ownership include:

  • A portfolio of 3 Retail Parks have been aggregated and further acquisitions are in the pipeline;
  • A portfolio of 3 Neighborhood Shopping Centers were acquired in January 2018 and further acquisitions are planned with multiple value add opportunities including lease re-gearing, re merchandising and development expansions

In addition to typical asset management initiatives Newbridge intend to ensure that assets in their portfolio adhere to certain brand standards including: assets forming integral parts of their local community, located in middle of major residential areas, family friendly and a tenant mix tailored to meet day to day shopping needs of local community.

On an opportunistic basis, Newbridge will also look at Investment or Development opportunities in other real estate sectors such as: Hotels, Student Housing and Senior Living,

Newbridge Senior Management have significant experience across Central Europe (including Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Poland and Romania) in acquisition, development management, asset management, sales, funding, structuring, leasing, marketing and business building.

What we do

Invest in Existing Assets

  • Acquisition
  • Asset Management
  • Property Management
  • Leasing
  • Marketing
  • Development Management
  • Financial Management
  • Accounting


  • Land Acquisition
  • Master Planning
  • Permitting
  • Design
  • Construction

The Somerston Group

As part of the Somerston Group of companies, Newbridge has a strong capital base and is well positioned to take advantage of market opportunities. Somerston is an international group engaged primarily in real estate investment and development. Headquartered in Jersey, Somerston’s business was established in the 1850’s and originally had its main focus on the shipping industry.

Newbridge is primarily focussed on Poland but will consider other Eastern European markets on an opportunistic basis. The business targets to have significant assets under management through:

  • Balance Sheet Investing
  • Joint Ventures
  • Separate accounts
  • Funds

Our People

Newbridge was founded by the Somerston Group and Rory Mepham. Having established Newbridge in 2015, the business has built a top quality team of experienced industry professionals. Newbridge has become a fully integrated property company, currently the team does Accounting, Asset Management, Leasing, Development and Finance in house.