Property People #22 Richard Thorpe – Pro Rugby Player Turned Property Investor and Performance Coach


Richard Thorpe is a retired Canadian international rugby union player and current rugby union head coach. Born in Beckenham, England, he qualified for Canada through his mother and played 8 times for Canada in 2014 and 2015. He played club rugby as a flanker or No. 8 for London Irish, Leicester Tigers and London Welsh in Premiership Rugby and now is the current head coach of Chinnor in National League 1.

Having had a successful Rugby career, Richard turned to real estate and property investing 2014 to secure his financial future. Investing in his own deals and Director of SBL Capital, a Principal Real Estate Lending across Bridging Loans, Mezzanine Finance and Equity to SME Property Developers and Real Estate projects via own private Family Office he is also the co-founder of RDT Invest, a private property investment company specializing in Portfolio Management, Property Development Finance.

Today he spends much of his time empowering Professional Athletes, Next Gen & Businesses to close the gap on where they are and where they want to be.

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