Darren Welch

Business Development Director

Darren started his working life as a Golf Professional, becoming the Senior Teaching Professional at one of Europe’s busiest golf facilities – mixing his playing career with a much loved teaching role.

Following his golf career, Darren re-located to Marbella in 2006 launching International Estate Agency – ‘Absolute Estates’.  Absolute Estates dealt with the acquisitions of the emerging property markets worldwide and grew along with the Spanish office to having offices in Cape Verde, Panama, Thailand and the UK.  The company grew to a team of 16 employees and sold in excess of £70m worth of residential and commercial properties over a four-year period.

Moving back to the UK in 2010, Darren has spent the last 11 years in the role of Regional Sales Manager for ‘Retirement Villages Group’, who specialise in the development and management of high-end retirement communities across the South of England.

Darren had overall responsibility  for the sales and marketing of 6 villages within the portfolio, year on year over achieving targets with property acquisitions in excess of £35m per annum.  From dealing with every stage of developing new build villages and managing the Group’s refurbishment projects was a huge passion, with the company’s vision and importance of internal finishes and designs became integral to its success. Darren now brings this experience and knowledge to Lucarna in this exciting brand-new role to the business.