About Castleriver

Our aim is to make your experience of buy-to-let property investment as straightforward as possible. Nothing gives us greater satisfaction than seeing customers succeed in property investment and achieve their financial goals.

Helping people who are taking their first steps into property investment or looking to build-up a investment property portfolio is our specialism. And as very experienced buy-to-let property investors ourselves we really understand what’s involved and how best to help you get started and develop as a property investor.

We will work closely with you at every step of your property investing journey. We’ll take care of ALL the hard work on your behalf from finding high yielding buy to let properties with excellent growth potential and managing the sale through to finding tenants and ongoing property management.

Our Team

Shane Hindocha has personally agreed and signed off over £500m of properties. In addition he has secured over 1,500 units for investors and has worked closely with most of the UK’s national house builders as well as banks and smaller private vendors.

Shane studied in London, qualified with a LLB honours degree in Law and went on to complete the Legal Practice Course in London. He gained invaluable experience in a solicitor’s firm before turning his hand to property investment.

He has since built a multi-million pound property portfolio, started and scaled various businesses, including a marketing agency, a cryptocurrecny company & an academy and has completed a number of his own property developments.

In his spare time, Shane enjoys spending time with his family, plays football weekly and is a keen table-tennis player.


An established and very experienced mortgage consultant, Gavin can offer buy-to-let property investors a comprehensive service with access to a wide range of financing options from across the whole mortgage market. He is an expert at finding loans to meet customers’ specific needs and has worked with Castleriver and its sister companies over many years.

Gavin and his team actively review the market for the best deals on a daily basis, taking time to understand the deals on offer and how they will work with a range of customer requirements.

From initial contact through to completion he and his team take great care to help customers through the whole mortgage process – seeking to ensure all goes smoothly with a property purchase.

Gavin is also able to offer advice on portfolio consolidation, remortgages, refinancing and releasing equity.


Ryan heads up the team in the Middle East, based out of the office in Dubai, UAE. His speciality is working with and educating expatriate clients that are looking to build or scale their UK property portfolios from overseas, as a form of pension or a way to create financial independence.

As a former Engineer on global projects and events, Ryan had visited and worked in over 23 countries across 4 continents before the age of 24.

Ryan left Engineering after 8 years and went into UK residential property investment & development full-time, with the goal to acquire and build his own property portfolio. He is still a keen property investor today.

Before co-founding the Middle Eastern arm of Castleriver, Ryan had a well-rounded experience in property investment with private clients, having worked on different types of transactions such as Commercial, Land, Distressed and New Build.

Outside of work, Ryan’s passions are football, he is an avid boxing fan & a keen golfer.


Richard graduated from the University of Leicester after 4 years, before making the transition into property investment.

Richard joined Castleriver Middle East after a brief stint with a global investment advisory firm in Dubai.

Within Castleriver, his role includes being the first point of contact for new investors, either in property investment Education or Property Sourcing.

Richard is highly motivated & a keen investor, having already acquired his first property in Leicester. He also built a 5-figure stock market portfolio trading whilst he was studying at university.

In his spare time, Richard is passionate about the outdoors. He enjoys hiking, cycling, skiing, rock climbing and snow boarding – some tasks prove a little challenging in the desert!


With a background in design and development, Mario started his career at Castleriver as a Digital Marketing Executive and takes care of Web Design, Graphic Design and Email Marketing.

His job centres around usability and accessibility, website aesthetics, coding standards and UX, applying these aspects to each website, providing a seamless and user-friendly result for our clients. When asked what he does, though, Mario simply says he makes “websites people friendly”.

Full of technical know-how, Mario is the go-to guy when the team is divided on the colour of a button.

As a self-taught coder, he is not only intuitive with the functional aspect of a website but his eye for design is something that allows him to deliver solutions that are interactive and aesthetically awesome.

There’s a safe chance you’ll find Mario voicing his opinion whether it was asked for or not.