About Us

Founded in 2000, Atlantis identified an opportunity for a new approach to property. The proposition was one of aggressive acquisition and long-term ownership, rejecting the conventional acceptance of a cyclical buying and selling model.

Through this strategy, Atlantis Holdings – the group's investment arm – has over eighteen years built a formidable portfolio throughout the United Kingdom, in the process becoming one of the country's most prolific private landlords. With a working capital in excess of £40m, Atlantis Holdings continues to be active in searching out high yield opportunities.

This year, as our domestic investments and trading business continue to thrive and expand, we have taken considerable strides to increase our international activity. With our first overseas investments already complete, 2018 promises to be our most exciting year yet.

The Board

  • John Jac Sykes

    Founder and Chairman Read Bio
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    John Jac is the founder, Chairman and ultimate owner of the Group. An inspirational and visionary leader with an entrepreneurial instinct, John Jac guides and oversees the long-term direction of the group.

    Heavily motivated and influenced by his late father and with an underlying passion for property, John Jac’s unique drive for success has led to the continual growth of the Group to where it is today. With the company’s strong foundations behind him John Jac is now looking forward to further expansion based on the same considered principles that have served the Group so well to date.

    With the business having expanded on an international scale John Jac is based in The Bahamas. He is a family man and is married to Sally. They have four children Annabelle, Charlie, Jessica and Little John.

  • Andrew Strong

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    Andrew is Chief Executive Officer of the Group and responsible for the management of the trading company, as well as the company's real estate assets both domestic and international.

    Andrew become Managing Director of the group in 2006 and works closely with John Jac on both the acquisition, development and disposal of the group’s larger real estate holdings. In addition Andrew is heavily involved in the conveyancing side of the business dealing with new lettings, renewals and rent reviews of the Group’s large tenant base, which ranges from independent traders to large international brands.

    Andrew is a member of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and lives in Thailand with his wife Anong, and their two children James and Katie.

  • Koichi Nicholas

    Chief Financial Officer Read Bio
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    Koichi is the Group’s Chief Financial Officer and manages the Group’s finances, planning, record keeping, and reporting, as well as overseeing the finances of John Jac’s charity, the John Sykes Foundation.

    Since joining the company in 2012, Koichi has been promoted from within to his current position and has an impressive flair for real estate accounting, including both residential and commercial service charge management which is an area of particular expertise.

    Koichi is a strategic thinker and is ranked among the top 100 chess players in the UK!


Atlantis continues to record impressive year-on-year growth
Turnover from our last financial year increased by 41%
Our Assets Under Management are currently £305m
Annual Net Profit from 2017 was £3.53m

Corporate Responsibility

Atlantis recognises the importance of conducting all of our business ethically and responsibly. We are committed to lessening our environmental impact, reducing energy consumption and sourcing responsibly. This benefits our companies, employees and the local economies and ecosystems in which we operate.


    We're helping to protect the environment for future generations by improving efficiency across all of our operations. All companies in the group ensure that all materials are recycled, exceeding all current legislative guidelines. We’re proud that this has been part of all of our businesses since our launch back in 2000.


    Waste energy is perhaps the biggest environmental issue facing business, and we’ve gone to the greatest lengths to ensure that every single aspect of our business have this at the fore of all they do. Our buildings use energy efficient LED lighting and our HQ returns 20 kWh to the grid each month through our solar panels.


    Working towards improving social and environmental standards in our supply chain is a natural extension of our corporate responsibility efforts. Where possible, we only source sustainable materials through a network of ethical suppliers and manufacturers based as close to our sites as possible.


Our companies are always looking for exceptional talent to join our growing teams. So if you’re looking for career progression that your current role cannot provide, then get in touch and tell us what sets you apart.

  • Equal

    Atlantis is an equal opportunities employer. Our organisation’s founding principles are innovation, progression and diversity throughout every service, every department and every company. We are committed to providing a platform for individuals to flourish and develop professionally without fear of discrimination.

  • Selection

    Our process is centered on making sure that we get a feel for you as an individual. This means our hiring process is quite fluid, and gives you a chance to shine. Once you’ve been selected for that first stage, you've already impressed us. It's then down to you to demonstrate why you’re ready for the challenges and rewards of working with us.

  • Personal

    Within Atlantis we pride ourselves on the identification and development of outstanding talent. If you choose a career with any company in the Atlantis Group, you can expect focussed, job-specific training alongside universally recognised educational courses. We will always work as hard as you to make sure you fulfil both your personal and professional goals.


Atlantis' HQ is located in the heart of Reading, set in the commercial hub of the Thames Valley. If you have a media enquiry, burning question, a big idea, or a business proposal please fill out the form below and tell us a bit more.

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23/24 Market Place
Reading RG1 2DE

Tel: 0118 956 8888
Email: mail@atlantis.vc

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