Prior to Newcore, Hugo was a founder of and Head of Investment at Protego Real Estate Investors, which he set up with two colleagues in 2004 and sold to Cornerstone Real Estate Advisers in 2010.
He sat on the supervisory board and investment committee and was responsible for all fund, investment and portfolio management across Protego's client base. Hugo was also in charge of the arrangement and management of debt. Between 2004 and 2011, Hugo oversaw the purchase, financing and management of over €2.5bn of UK and European real estate investment in the UK, Germany and the Nordic Region.
Hugo is a Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and holds masters degrees from both the University of Oxford and the University of Reading. He was amongst the first candidates to be awarded the IPF Real Estate Investment diploma.
Hugo was, until the end of 2015, a trustee of Great Ormond Street Children’s Charity (an NHS charity) where he chaired the Property and Development Committee. He is an adviser to the London Diocesan Fund's property investment business and fund raising ambassador for The Clink, a prisoner rehabilitation charity.