Adrian Elwood has been researching and investing in the listed real estate sector for over thirty years. He was a member of the listed real estate team at Henderson Global Investors from 2004 to 2010. In September 2012 he established The Clerkenwell Matterhorn Fund, a Malta domiciled PIF with an absolute return mandate to invest in the sector.
Alan Howick is Director of The Howick & Brooker Partnership.
Alan Waxman founded Landmass in 1998, a luxury property development and interior design company. Alan has developed numerous high end residential properties, including the award-winning Grosvenor Crescent Mews in Belgravia, London.
Alpa Bhakta is Chief Executive Officer of Butterfield Mortgages Ltd. With more than 20 years’ experience in the world of high net worth (HNW) property finance in the UK, Alpa is uniquely well-placed to oversee BML as a stand-alone mortgage lender, with a focus on prime property lending. Before joining Butterfield, Alpa headed the private property finance team at BNP Paribas Fortis, following positions at Credit Agricole Indosuez private bank and NatWest. Her expertise in this field is unrivalled and makes her a much-respected senior figure in the industry. She has recently been short-listed for the 2018 Citywealth Powerwomen awards.
Andrew Baum is Visiting Professor of Management Practice at the Saïd Business School, University of Oxford. He is also Chairman of Property Funds Research and Chairman of Newcore Capital Management. He holds BSc, MPhil and PhD degrees from the University of Reading, and is a graduate of the London Business School investment management programme, a chartered surveyor and a qualified member of the CFA institute (ASIP). He was elected a Fellow of the Urban Land Institute in 2002. He was Professor of Land Management at the University of Reading from 1989 to 2013, Honorary Professor of Real Estate Investment at the University of Cambridge 2009-14 and Fellow of St John's College, Cambridge 2011-4. He was awarded the title of Emeritus Professor by Reading in 2013.
Andrew Monteath is Head of Research & Marketing at D&GAM. He has 18 years' experience in the City with Credit Lyonnais, Nikko Europe, Williams de Broe and Evolution Group. He is a specialist in residential real estate and holds an MPhil in Real Estate Finance from the University of Cambridge.
Auction Watch is a regular feature looking at the preceding month's auction activity, based on data from David Sandeman of the Essential Information Group.
Azeemeh Zaheer is Chief Executive Officer of Naissance Capital Real Estate Ltd, focusing on commercial real estate structuring and asset management. Before founding NCRE, Azeemeh worked for a shariah compliant real estate investment bank in London for 6.5 years. Azeemeh has held various senior roles in banking and government including Vice Consul, Head of Energy and US Oil & Gas Sector for the British Consulate General in Houston, as well as a licensed specialist in business lending, annuity investments, and private banking for both Bank of America (BAML) and Washington Mutual (Chase). Ms Zaheer completed the Real Estate Finance Executive Certification Program at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in June 2017, as well as the Real Estate Management Program at Harvard Business School in 2015, and received an Islamic Finance Qualification in 2010. In her spare time, Azeemeh voluntarily teaches real estate investment classes for women in the Middle East, including a 7-day real estate finance module for an MBA programme in Saudi Arabia.
Ben founded and is CEO of First Property Group plc, an award winning commercial property fund manager which specialises in producing sustainable high income returns. It operates in the UK, Poland and Romania. Prior to setting up First Property, Ben was Managing Director of a private property development company, JKL Property Ltd, from 1994 – 2000. He started his career in corporate finance in 1987 at Shearson Lehman Brothers. He moved in 1989 to PWS Holdings plc, a FTSE 350 Lloyds reinsurance broker, to be its Finance Director. He was educated at Rugby School and Cambridge University.
Ben Keating is a Land Economy graduate from the University of Cambridge. Since qualifying as a Chartered Surveyor in 1995, his career has been totally focused in the field of residential property investment and development. Before working in asset management, he was head of global property for a major part of the Saudi Arabian Royal family. As well as overseeing his personal residential property portfolio, predominantly located in central and inner London, he advises wealthy investors on how to deploy capital and maximise their returns from the sector.
Ben Ramanauskas is a Policy Analyst at the Taxpayers' Alliance.
Calum Watson is Managing Director of D&G Block Management, an established firm of managing agents operating throughout Greater London. He has worked in the London market for 20 years and has a particular interest in maximising the value of assets and services on behalf of clients. D&GBM manage a wide ranging portfolio of over 6,000 units on behalf of freeholders, RMCs and private investor landlords.
Camilla Dell is Managing Partner and founder of Black Brick Property Solutions LLP and has worked in the London property market since 2002. She is highly experienced in meeting the needs of demanding domestic and international property buyers. During her career to date, Camilla worked for two of London’s largest and most successful estate agencies, Foxtons and Knight Frank, before setting up Black Brick in January 2007. Since then, Camilla has grown the firm from a two person start-up to London’s largest independent buying consultancy. The Black Brick team collectively boasts over 80 years’ experience in the London property market and has successfully sourced and acquired nearly £1 billion of residential property for private clients. Camilla’s professional, energetic and tenacious approach to property finding, her total dedication to her clients’ needs and her expert negotiation skills have won her huge loyalty and trust amongst her clients who include some of the world’s most successful businessmen and entrepreneurs. Black Brick has a high profile in the residential property sector and Camilla is frequently asked to comment in the press and speak at large international events about the London and UK property market including the Bloomberg Markets Most Influential Summit 2015. Camilla was also recently voted in the Telegraph’s Property Power List as one of the top 25 most influential people in British property and was included in the Spears 500 in both 2015 and 2016, an essential guide for high net worth clients. www.black-brick.com
Caroline Wild is a Legal Director at Blake Morgan. Caroline works as part of the Residential property team in London. As an expert in leasehold enfranchisement, she heads the team’s specialism in this niche area of law. She was Finalist Young Professional of the Year at the Enfranchisement and Right to Manage Awards 2014.
CBRE Group, Inc. (NYSE:CBG), a Fortune 500 and S&P 500 company headquartered in Los Angeles, is the world’s largest commercial real estate services and investment firm (based on 2016 revenue). The company has more than 75,000 employees (excluding affiliates), and serves real estate investors and occupiers through approximately 450 offices (excluding affiliates) worldwide. CBRE offers a broad range of integrated services, including facilities, transaction and project management; property management; investment management; appraisal and valuation; property leasing; strategic consulting; property sales; mortgage services and development services.
Charlie Ellingworth is a founder of Property Vision.
Charlotte Chunming Meng
Charlotte Chunming Meng is a PhD candidate in Real Estate Finance in the Department of Land Economy, University of Cambridge. Her research focuses on the behaviours of participants in the residential real estate market. She acquired her BA degree in Finance and Mathematics at Renmin University of China. Charlotte can be contacted at email@example.com.
Christian Hilber and Teemu Lyytikainen
Christian Hilber is Professor of Economic Geography at the London School of Economics. He is an Associate of the Centre for Economic Performance (CEP) and of the Spatial Economics Research Centre (SERC). He is also a Member of the Academic Panel of the What Works Centre. He has been the Director of LSE’s MSc Real Estate Economics and Finance since 2003. Teemu Lyytikainen is chief researcher at the VATT Institute for Economic Research. His research subjects include housing markets, urban economics and housing taxes and subsidies. Teemu has also worked as a Secretary-General of the Economic Policy Council and as a researcher at the Spatial Economics Research Centre of the London School of Economics. He gained his PhD in economics from the University of Helsinki in 2008.
Clive Emson is the Chairman of the eponymous auction company that he formed in 1989 to provide an independent land property auction facility for statutory authorities, private clients and estate agents with clients that wish to consider auction as an alternative marketing method. Over 850 high street agents from Essex to Cornwall now help to introduce lots and distribute the 20,000 catalogues published for each of the eight auctions held each year. Prior to 1989 Clive was the national property auctioneer for Prudential Property Services and regional professional director for the South East. He is a Chartered Surveyor, honoured member of the National Association of Estate Agents and a member of the National Association of Valuers and Auctioneers. Clive Emson Auctioneers are now the 5th largest property auctioneer in the UK in respect of volume and value of lots sold in the UK.
David Hall teaches History and Theory of Knowledge at Sevenoaks School. Formerly, he taught History, English and Theory of Knowledge in Latin America, History, English and Classics in Scotland, and History in the Middle East. He has published on history, literature and education in The Herald, Times Educational Supplement, Ancient Warfare Magazine and several other publications. A graduate of the Universities of St. Andrews, Oxford and Cambridge, he played golf for the latter and is a contributor to Golf Quarterly. For many years now he has contributed programme articles on the background to history plays performed at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, working for writers and directors including Eric Schlosser, Glyn Maxwell, Howard Brenton, Simon Armitage and Matthew Dunster.
David Hill is the ex-Chairman of Warwick, a Jockey Club racecourse, and is the founder and administrator of a series of successful syndicates run on behalf of the trainer Alan King which race under the name of the Barbury Lions.
An "undisputed doyen of mediation", David Richbell is one of the UK’s ‘senior’ mediators, having mediated close to 1000 disputes since 1992. David's career started in construction and engineering, however his vast experience now means that his appointments cover all manner of disputes. He has authored a number of books including 'Mediation of Construction Disputes'. He is particularly experienced in multi-party mediations and cases which are highly complex, not least due to value (up to £650 million and down to £4000) but also because of high emotion, complexity of details and commercial imperatives. His services are also sought for those seeking to avoid or manage disputes. In 2016, he was recognised as a Thought Leader in Mediation by Who’s Who Legal. A full-time mediator since 1996, David is a member of In Place of Strife, The Mediation Chamber's panel of mediators, a Fellow of the CIArb, is accredited by the International Mediation Institute (IMI), CEDR, the Institute of Psychotherapists and the CIArb and is an alumnus of the Advanced Mediation Program at Harvard Law School under Professor Robert Mnookin. He can be appointed through In Place of Strife, the Mediation Chambers at www.mediate.co.uk.
Diego Zuluaga is Head of Financial Services and Tech Policy at the Institute of Economic Affairs.
Helen Xiaohui Bao
Helen Xiaohui Bao is a University Lecturer in Real Estate Finance and the Director of International Relations in the Department of Land Economy, University of Cambridge. Focusing on the areas of valuation and housing economics, her research interests include hedonic price modelling, behavioural economics, index and benchmarking, and housing and land use policies in the Greater China Region. Helen can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dr Duncan Needham is Dean and Senior Tutor of Darwin College and Director of the Centre for Financial History at the University of Cambridge where he teaches economic and political history. His research focuses primarily on modern British history, particularly late twentieth century monetary and financial policy. Duncan can be contacted at email@example.com.
Ed Mead has worked in the central London estate agency market for almost forty years and has acquired a reputation for saying it as it is. He's contributed over many years as The Sunday Times Property Expert and as the Agent Provocateur in The Telegraph amongst many others as well as fronting two BBC TV series. He left agency in September 2016 to start Viewber, the world's first outsourced property viewing service harnessing the power of the sharing economy to make viewings available 24/7 for agents and landlords via their own dashboard. He is still a regular press contributor with a regular live Q&A slot on LBC.
Ed has lived in UAE since 2010, owning and running the Padjet Consultancy. He has advised the Abu Dhabi National Energy Company (TAQA) and Dubai Expo 2020 on renewable energy and sustainability. Ed also acts on behalf of select companies and individuals raising capital from Sovereign Wealth Funds, Family Offices and other investment vehicles through his extensive network built up over the past 8 years. Prior to moving to UAE, Ed worked in the City of London. He has acted as Executive Producer and helped finance a number of film and television projects, including Last Orders, starring Michael Caine, Helen Mirren, Tom Courteney, Bob Hoskins and Ray Winstone. An avid cricket, rugby and golf fan, Ed can often be found exploring hitherto undiscovered areas of the UAE's excellent courses.
Emma Huepfl is a Founder and Co-Principal of Laxfield Capital, an investment management business specialising in real estate debt. With more than 25 years’ experience in UK CRE debt markets, she has overseen more than £10bn of debt deals. In 2015 she founded Laxfield National, aiming to address imbalances in regional and mid-market funding. She is a board member of the Commercial Real Estate Finance Council of Europe and authors the bi-annual Laxfield CRE Debt Market Barometer, analysing changing finance demand from a pool of more than £110bn of loan requests.
Forbes was brought up on Craigmore Station in the South Island of New Zealand and worked as a shepherd in the early part of his career. He then trained in Agricultural Economics at Lincoln University in New Zealand where he was student president in 1984. He went to Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar in 1985. After some time at Goldman Sachs he completed an MBA at Harvard Business School in 1992. Forbes worked as a credit trader at Merrill Lynch from 1992 to 1999 where he headed a convertibles trading desk. He then led financial information publisher Credit Market Analysis which was acquired by Chicago Mercantile Exchange. Forbes returned full time to farming in 2005 to live on and manage Craigmore Station – a sheep, beef and deer property farmed by the Elworthy family since 1864. From 2009 Forbes partnered with his brother-in-law Mark Cox to create Craigmore Sustainables, a specialist manager of farms and forests in New Zealand. Since 2014 he has been leading a Craigmore sponsored farm information management company called Map Of Agriculture. It provides software and farm data integration systems to help over 80 AgBusinesses including Centre for Dairy Excellence in New Zealand and McDonalds Restaurants in the UK connect to and assist their networks of farms.
Graeme Archer is a writer and statistician.
Guy Heald has spent most of his career in banking, not only specialising in markets but also in general management positions overseeing all aspects of banking,including property lending. He has worked in London, New York and Tokyo and is familiar with companies' needs for financing and managing interest rate, liquidity and foreign exchange risks. He worked for Brown Shipley, Chemical Bank and HSBC where he was Head of Global Markets and Chief Executive of HSBC Japan. After leaving banking in 2003 he has served as an advisor, non executive director and trustee of several charities as well as managing a number of family companies. These companies are mainly property-based as their assets are farmland, residential properties and hotels.
Himanshu Khandelwal is Managing Director of Asas Capital. Prior to this, Himanshu worked as a portfolio manager in India’s largest financial services company, Kotak Securities, with assets of over US$400 million under management. He also held analyst roles in reputable firms like CNBC and Bank of Baroda. He is a CFA charter holder and holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration from IBS Hyderabad.
Houston Morris is an architect. He was born in Philadelphia and raised in Scotland. He has a degree in Economics from Harvard University and qualified as an architect in 1998 after studying at the Architectural Association and University College London. In 2003 he set up Houston Morris Architects, a practice which advises on master planning, design, interiors and furniture for both new and historic residential buildings. In 2008 he set up Lightform Properties, a property company which develops unusual sites in London. He works predominantly in London and the South of England and has also completed projects in Scotland, the United States and Switzerland.
Ian Fletcher is Director of Policy (Real Estate) at the British Property Federation (BPF) – the trade association for the property investment sector. Ian speaks for the sector and his team covers a wide range of housing, commercial property, planning and sustainability issues. He was a member of the government’s Montague Review Group, which examined how to encourage greater institutional investment in rented housing, and is a long term champion of the nascent Build to Rent sector. He has also recently helped the government review the case for making client money protection compulsory for letting agents. Away from the BPF, Ian has recently stepped down from chairing the committee of management which regulates the quality of private student accommodation in the UK. Ian was formerly Head of Policy and Chief Economist at the British Chambers of Commerce. He has also worked in banking and teaching, and holds professional qualifications in finance and market research, and is an honourary Fellow of the Institute of Residential Property Management. He is married, with one young son.
Ian Stewart is Deloitte's Chief Economist in the UK.
James Fenner is founder and MD of Silk Road www.wearesilkroad.com James set up Silk Road four years ago to shake up the property marketing landscape. Previously James’s only property experience was running the marketing for the highly successful Fitzroy Place scheme. In the fifteen years prior to this he’d worked with brands such as: Coca-Cola, Levi’s, Citibank, Schweppes, Southern Comfort, Habitat, Audi, Volkswagen, Rio Tinto and Unilever. He brings knowledge of how other sectors work to property, endeavouring to haul it into the twenty first century.
James Sproule is Director of the Legatum Institute’s Effective Government programme.
Jeremy Bayard is the founder and Managing Director of Ace Farming Company – Australia’s largest dairy farming company that operates more than 25 farms and milks approximately 16,000 cows.
John graduated in Agriculture and was awarded the Wood Prize for best student in the subject and a College Scholarship. After holding a research fellowship and lectureship at Nottingham University, John’s subsequent career has spanned the public, private and charitable sectors with 20 years at chief executive level. John has held numerous regional and national posts and his last full time post was as Chief Executive of the Royal Agricultural Society of England. Current roles include chairman of the Amenity Forum, a Forestry & Woodlands Advisory Committee and Mercia Community Forest. He is a Fellow of the Royal Agricultural Societies and the Institute of Agricultural Engineers and holds honorary Fellowships at both the University of Central Lancashire and Myerscough College and his chair is at De Montfort University. In 2004, he was awarded the OBE for services to agriculture and education and has recently been elected President at St Catharine’s College, Cambridge, for the 2018/19 academic year.
Jonathan Davis is one of the UK's leading authors and commentators on stock market investment. He is the author of: Money Makers, Investing With Anthony Bolton and Templeton’s Way with Money. A former columnist on the Independent and the Financial Times, he is a regular contributor to The Spectator and Money Week. www.independent-investor.com www.money-makers.co . His most recent publication is The Investment Trust Handbook 2018.
Jonathan Dickins and Guy Hockley
Jonathan Dickins began his career at The Gillette Corporation and has been in the sports and leisure industry for over 30 years. He was a shareholder in a sports marketing firm before moving into golf development involving clubs, resorts and events including a spell representing Gary Player Group in Europe. He then joined a start-up credit card business (Sportscard) which floated on AIM. More recently his firm, JD Consulting, has not only continued to advise on golf developments but also on sports, leisure and play facilities required in and around residential development both outdoor and indoor. Guy Hockley leads Golden Age Golf Architecture Ltd (GAGA) – worldwide specialists in structural planning of golf estates, sports leisure and golf course design for a variety of developers including corporates, governments, resorts and private clubs. GAGA’s focus is increasingly on integrating real estate with green spaces combined with a number of different sports and leisure activities – including restructuring of existing facilities as imaginatively flexible golf courses of 6, 9, 12 or 18 holes to provide greater efficiency and vision of land use and development opportunities for real estate. Essentially - planning and design solutions for active, open-air C21st communities. In a 30 year career Guy has been lead architect for three of golf’s most significant names: Sir Nick Faldo, Gary Player and Hawtree Ltd, the world’s oldest golf design practice (est. 1912). A member of British and European Institutes of Golf Course Architecture since 1994, Guy is the only living European architect to have his original designs listed in both the UK’s and Continental Europe’s 'Top 100 courses' listings (four listed) and the only living UK architect with two golf course designs in the 'Top 100 Courses in UK and Ireland'.
Jo Welman is an adviser to Epic Private Equity and the Non-Executive Director for ARK Syndicate Management Ltd, as well as advising several small companies and individuals on the structure and allocation of their investments. His previous roles have included managing balanced portfolios at Barings, Managing Director at Rea Brothers (Investment Management) Ltd, and Executive Chairman at Brit Insurance Holdings Plc. He has also set up a range of fund management operations and investment groups. He graduated from Exeter University with an honours degree in economics.
Karla is a fund manager writing under a pseudonym.
Kok Keong Tan
Kok Keong Tan has more than 20 years of experience in the real estate industry in the areas of real estate valuation, research and consultancy, equity research and venture creation in the fintech world. He has worked in the Urban Redevelopment Authority, Merrill Lynch, Pacific Star Holdings and OrangeTee. In 2012, he spearheaded the setting up of an asset management advisory firm, Asian Acre Advisors in Yangon, Myanmar. In 2014, he returned to Singapore to set up a boutique real estate consultancy, REMS Advisors. He also co-founded Fundplaces, an alternative real estate investment platform.
Leigh Shore is a shipping professional with many years' experience. Leigh Shore is a pseudonym.
Lucian Cook is a head of Savills’ UK Residential Research department. He is one of the country’s most authoritative housing market commentators, having been a director in Savills' much-respected research team since 2007. As an industry figurehead he regularly presents on the UK housing markets and frequently appears on radio and television. Lucian joined Savills in 1993 after completing a degree in Land Economy at the University of Cambridge. He qualified as a Chartered Surveyor in 1995. As a practising surveyor he specialised in the provision of valuation advice for taxation, loan security and dispute resolution purposes and strategic management advice for a range of private and institutional clients. At Savills he leads a team of 25 highly respected researchers. Collectively they cover everything from social housing to the prime markets of central London and development land to residential investment. He edits The Residential Property Spotlights and has written extensively on the prime housing markets, proposals for the reform of the taxation of high value property, the demand for private rented housing and opportunities for institutional investment in the residential sector. He is jointly responsible for formulating and presenting Savills' views on the residential property and development land markets to a range of clients and journalists. He provides consultancy advice to landowners, developers, housebuilders and investors.
Marc Gilbard has been the CEO of Moorfield since 1996 and has led Moorfield’s transformation from a small company listed on the London Stock Exchange into one of the leading UK real estate private equity fund managers. Marc initially specialised in investment and development finance and then became a top-rated real estate equity analyst and advisor prior to becoming a private equity investor. In October 2011, the Howard de Walden Estate appointed Marc to its Board as a Non-Executive Director and in April 2016 Marc became Chairman of Audley Retirement Villages. Marc is a Policy Committee Member of the British Property Federation, a Member of the Property Advisory Group to the Bank of England, a Member of the British Venture Capital Association, a Member of the Investment Property Forum and a Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.
Mark Cartlich is a director of Argento Capital Markets, a boutique corporate advisory firm specialising in the property sector, established in 2012. He started his career with Coopers & Lybrand after graduating from Cambridge University. He joined Baring Securities in 1993 and after the takeover by ING he built up the EMEA Real Estate team, which was top rated by Extel in 2008. He moved to Nomura Securities in the same year, as Head of the Property and Infrastructure Research team across global emerging markets and was subsequently the Head of GEMs Property and Infrastructure Research at Religare Capital Markets from 2009 to 2012. After two years covering property and infrastructure companies at the independent research firm Edison, he moved to Sanlam Securities’ UK broking business as Head of the Property and Infrastructure team, before joining Argento in 2016.
Described as “the best commercial dealmaker in the market” Mark Jackson-Stops has been a full-time mediator since the mid 1990s and founded In Place of Strife, the Mediation Chambers in 1995. He has since become recognised as “one of the great mediators in the country”, having conducted over 1,400 mediations. Two decades practising as a Chartered Surveyor from 1973 lent him an unsurpassable insight into certain specialist areas of expertise including property development, investment and management, as well as tenant negotiations and valuations. His mediation practice now covers commercial disputes of every kind. Mark is an Associate of Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Distinguished Fellow of the International Academy of Mediators, Member Emeritus of PIM Senior Mediators and Panel Member of the Court of Appeal’s civil mediation scheme. In Place of Strife’s panel of highly experienced and top rated mediators can be found at www.mediate.co.uk
Mark Roberts joined the wine trade as a graduate trainee for John Harvey & Sons in 1986. However, rather than piling into the Bristol Cream, he instead found himself based in the wine merchant division’s London office in Pall Mall. From there, he swapped SW1 for NW1, joining Laytons, and then skulked south of the Thames to SE1, Charles Taylor Wines, in 1996. He now works for Decorum Vintners Ltd, which he helped set up in 1999, and where the focus is very much on the offerings of small wine-growers, specialising in France and Italy.
Martin Hole farms at Montague on the wetlands of the Pevensey Levels in East Sussex. Part family-owned and part rented, the 300ha organic enterprise provides a home to about 150 cattle and nearly 2000 head of sheep, with a small diversification into residential property and a fledgling green tourism business. A former RSPB UK Lapwing Champion, Martin remains fascinated by the provision of wilderness whilst trying to keep the farm intact for three daughters.
Matein Khalid is Chief Investment Officer of Asas Capital in the DIFC; he is responsible for global investment strategy and the development of the multi family office platform. He has worked in Wall Street money centre banks, securities firms and hedge funds in New York, London, Chicago and Geneva. In addition, he has been an advisor for royal investment offices in the Gulf for 8 years. Mr Khalid has four degrees in finance, economics, banking and international relations from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. He is a director at the American College of Dubai and has taught MBA level courses in commercial/investment banking at the American University of Sharjah and British University of Dubai. He writes the Global Investing columns for Khaleej Times, Gulf Business and Oman Economic Review.
Michael Walton founded Rynda Property Investors LLP - an independent FCA regulated real estate investment house - in September 2005. Michael is a Chartered Surveyor with over 30 years’ industry experience. His skill-sets include structuring real estate joint ventures and funds in Europe for institutional, shari’ah and high net worth investors and the subsequent deployment of capital. Rynda establishes investment products across the risk spectrum and via local teams proactively manages the assets acquired to maximise net operating incomes and investment performance. Rynda always seeks to back its judgement by co-investing with its clients. Though focusing primarily on Western Europe, Michael is also familiar with both Scandinavian and Middle Eastern markets. Prior to setting up Rynda, he was a Managing Director at Citigroup Property Investors (1998-2005) where he was responsible for all investment strategies throughout Europe. Michael has previously worked at Lazard Brothers & Co. Ltd (1994-1998) and Touche Ross (1992-1994) and holds an MBA from Cass Business School and an MA from the University of Cambridge.
MOLA (Museum of London Archaeology) has been working with the property development sector to uncover the history buried beneath our streets for over 40 years. The largest archaeology and built heritage practice in the country, they help their commercial partners to achieve planning consent swiftly and expertly and make sure that the development sector’s investment in archaeological research makes an impact through its research and engagement programmes. In this series of articles the specialists from MOLA share some of their amazing discoveries and research. Find out more about MOLA’s services and research and engagement project at www.mola.org.uk.
Mustafa Kheriba is the Group Chief Operating Officer of Abu Dhabi Financial Group (ADFG), and Executive Director of the Company's Investment Manager, ADCM Ltd. He manages the investment activities and platforms of ADFG and its subsidiaries, including business development, deal origination, fund raising and key investments globally. Mustafa also currently serves as Executive Director of Integrated Alternative Finance, Board Member of Spadille Ltd., Executive Director of Northacre Plc, Board Member and Managing Director of Reem Finance, Executive Director of Integrated Securities and Integrated Eastern European Fund, in addition to being Non-Executive Director at Qannas Investments Limited. Additionally, Mustafa is a Board Director and Managing Director of Gulf Finance Company UAE and KSA. Mustafa previously held senior posts in financial services and investment companies in the GCC, USA and Canada. He has been named among the top 50 MENA Fund Managers in the 2015 and 2016 annual survey conducted by MENA FM. Mustafa holds a BA from the University of Toronto, and an MBA from Ohio Dominican University with Magna Cum Laude honours.
Nana Adu Ampofo
Joint Managing Partner and Co-Founder of Songhai Advisory, Nana is an experienced and well-networked British and Ghanaian business leader dedicated to facilitating the growth and development of countries in Sub-Saharan Africa. In this role, Nana has led the Songhai team in delivering on business and political risk projects for organisations of international repute, including various private equity and hedge fund groups, the Overseas Development Institute, the British Council, UK Trade and Invest and global executive search firm, Russell Reynolds. Before launching Songhai Advisory with Kissy Agyeman-Togobo, Nana worked with the international market intelligence firm IHS as an economic and political risk specialist, the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) and the UK’s Department of Trade and Industry. Nana may be contacted on firstname.lastname@example.org
Neil Sarkhel is on the investment team at Newcore Capital, a private equity fund manager targeting real estate that is resilient to the deflationary effects of technology and the internet. Prior to Newcore, Neil was on the investment team at Brockton Capital and the real estate transactions team at Goldman Sachs. Neil holds a Bachelor's in Real Estate Finance from Cass Business School and a Master's in Real Estate Finance from the University of Cambridge.
Neil Shah is Director of Research at Edison.
Nigel Wheeler was born into a hop and fruit growing Kentish family. He served as a schoolmaster in UK and New Zealand. He is a former magistrate and High Sheriff of Kent. He is an avid follower of sport, theatre and fine ale.
Patrick Davies and Jordan Green
Patrick Davies and Jordan Green are recent graduates working in the private equity real estate industry. They are writing under psuedonyms.
Paul Winstanley FRICS is a Partner at Allsop. He is an experienced and highly regarded analyst who specialises in nationwide residential portfolio investment valuation and consultancy. He has particular expertise in computer modelling techniques required for large-scale investment valuations and is a recognised authority in the UK on the valuation of residential properties subject to tenancies. He specialises in residential fund valuations, large scale portfolio valuations, build to rent consultancy, ground rents and financial instruments linked to residential assets. Paul regularly speaks at industry events on valuation and other residential investment matters and is also an active member of the BPF Residential Board and Committee, ULI, IPF and is a Fellow of the RICS.
Dr Peter Warburton is director of Economic Perspectives Ltd, an international consultancy, and managing director of Halkin Services Ltd. He was economist to Ruffer LLP, an investment management company, for 15 years and spent a similar length of time in the City as economic advisor and UK economist for the investment bank Robert Fleming and at Lehman Brothers. Previously, he was an economic researcher, forecaster and lecturer at the London Business School and what is now the Cass Business School. He published Debt and Delusion in 1999. He has been a member of the IEA’s Shadow Monetary Policy Committee since its inception in 1997. He is a contributor to the Practical History of Financial Markets course run by Didasko, an education company, at Edinburgh University, and teaches occasionally at Cardiff Business School.
Philip Broadley was formerly CFO of two insurance companies. He furthered his own interest in behavioural science as it can be applied to investing by studying for a Masters degree at the London School of Economics during 2015. He is a director of several companies and a charity trustee. He writes in a personal capacity.
Richard is a specialist in macro and real estate economics. He joined CBRE in 2014 as Executive Director and Global Chief Economist. Prior to taking up his position with CBRE Richard was a Director of Research for the Grosvenor Group an international business with circa $10bn of capital under management in real estate. He was also a non-Executive Director of Grosvenor Fund Management where he was involved in fund strategy, risk analysis and capital raising. Richard is the author of two books and numerous academic and industry papers. In 2012 he published Real Estate and Globalisation (Wiley Blackwell, Oxford), which explains the impact on real estate markets of the rise of emerging markets such as China and Brazil. He has extensive consulting experience and is a Visiting Professor in the Department of Construction and Project Management at the Bartlett School, University College London. He holds a PhD in economics from the University of Reading where he taught, in the Departments of Economics and Land Management, between the years of 1987 and 1998.
Richard Rose-Casemore is a practitioner and an academic. Having worked for some of the leading practices in the UK, he co-founded Design Engine Architects in 2000, and enjoys working in all sectors and at all scales, from masterplanning to interior design, with architecture at the centre. He has been the recipient of numerous national and international awards during 25 years of practice, and received the Stephen Lawrence Prize for his own house. Richard has travelled widely in his teaching and practice, and worked in South Africa for a year as an undergraduate. He has a particular passion for teaching and led a Masters studio at Oxford Brookes University School of Architecture between 1995 and 2010. He continues to act as a visiting critic and external examiner at various UK Schools. Richard is currently a Fellow of Royal Society of Arts, a Fellow of Oxford Brookes University, an Academician of Urbanism, a Member of the Chartered Society of Designers, and sits on the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Validation Board. He was a CABE Representative for five years and now chairs or sits on various Design Review Panels and the Higher Education Design Quality Forum (HEDQF).
Robert Bould has over 40 years of experience advising on commercial property in the UK and in Europe. Until February 2016, he was Chief Executive Officer of GVA Bilfinger, Executive Vice President of Bilfinger Real Estate and Chairman of GVA Worldwide, having started his career at Grimley & Son in Birmingham. He held various roles in the business including Head of Investment and Chairman of GVA’s Capital Markets Group. Robert now runs his own consultancy business with various senior advisory and NED roles including Palmer Capital Income Fund, London Real Estate Exchange Ltd t/a IPSX, The Portland Fund, Coyote Group Ltd, and BHT Energy Ltd. Robert is a past Chairman and life member of the Investment Property Forum, Deputy Chair of the property industry charity Land Aid and past Master of the Worshipful Company of Chartered Surveyors, the surveyors livery company.
After graduating from university I spent the following decade living and working between Hong Kong, Shanghai and Melbourne. During this time, I was exposed to a world of food and wine I’d never experienced back in blighty (thank you company Amex) where, truth be told, I was more concerned with where my next pint of snakebite was coming from. With the help of some very generous sommeliers and winemakers, I found myself spending the hours I should have been flogging corporate health insurance touring wine regions and filling my face with good grub and artisanal Pinot Noir until I got to the point I had to jack it all in and pursue a career in wine full time. Since then I have studied and sniffed my way through the WSET L4 Diploma becoming an Associate of the Institute of Wine and Spirits, winning the Earl of Wessex Scholarship, the LISCIO Tasting Trophy and judging at international wine competitions along the way. I now live in Lewes where I run my own business, Wine Boar, hosting tastings, dinners, selling the occasional case of Soave and writing intermittent drivel on food, booze and my other passion, sport with balls. Email: Robert@Wine-Boar.com | Website: www.Wine-Boar.com
Robert Fowlds retired from investment banking in 2015 as Head of Real Estate Investment Banking for JP Morgan Cazenove. In 10 years Robert led or co-led around 60 public market transactions including IPOs, equity raises and M&A. Prior to corporate finance, Robert was Co-Head of Real Estate Equity Research at Merrill Lynch, and previously Kleinwort Benson, where his team was #1 ranked in the Extel and Institutional Investor Surveys for 11 years. Robert's early career was as a chartered surveyor.
Robert Weaver is Director of Property at Property Partner.
Robin Darwall-Smith is the Archivist of University and Jesus Colleges, Oxford. He has also been Archivist of Magdalen College. He read Classics as an undergraduate and postgraduate at Oxford, and then trained as an archivist at Liverpool. Robin has published extensively on many aspects of the history of Oxford: in particular, in 2008 he published a major history of University College. He is currently part of a team of three writing a new history of All Souls College.
Sam Dumitriu is Head of Research at the Adam Smith Institute.
Scott Ziyou Wang
Scott Ziyou Wang is a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Land Economy, University of Cambridge. He has over seven years’ experience as a researcher in land and property market research. Scott has a track record in undertaking research on residential property markets, and holds a PhD degree in Real Estate Economics from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He has published many academic papers in leading journals in his fields. Scott’s email is email@example.com.
Simon Allford is a Director at Allford Hall Monaghan Morris. From AHMM’s base in London Simon leads a studio that works in the UK and internationally, engaging public and private clients in the exploration of a particular architecture’s potential to offer delight as well as utility. Simon works on a wide range of scales and typologies. Recent projects include Stratford residential master plan, The Angel, Tea and Yellow Buildings as well as Adelaide Wharf, the Saatchi Gallery and Chobham Academy. He is currently working on the new Google HQ at King’s Cross, The White Collar Factory at City Road, a new tower 240 Blackfriars, three mixed use projects on Regent Street for the Crown Estate, an academic building for the University of Amsterdam as well as large urban scale projects in London and America. Simon is Chairman of the Architecture Foundation, a trustee of the Architecture Association Foundation, a visiting professor at The Bartlett and GSD Harvard. He was recently Vice President for Education at the RIBA and a Chair of Design Review at CABE. Simon engages in the broader architectural discussion as a writer, critic, teacher, judge of competitions, frequent lecturer, examiner, advisor and commentator.
Simon Silver is a main board Director of Derwent London Plc. One of the Co-founders of Derwent Valley Holdings, Simon has overseen the design strategy for the group’s development and regeneration programme for over 30 years. He has overall responsibility for the commissioning of Architects on all Derwent projects. This has covered many notable schemes, including the TEA building in Shoreditch, the Angel building in Islington, Turnmill in Clerkenwell and most recently the White Collar Factory on Old Street roundabout. Simon is an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects.
Spencer Levy is Americas Head of Research and Senior Economic Advisor for CBRE. In this role, Spencer is part of the global team setting Research strategy for the company, leads a team of more than 350 professionals in the Americas, and is the chief spokesperson for CBRE in the Americas on economic issues. He is a regular speaker on national television, including CNBC, Fox Business & Bloomberg, as well as being an actively quoted economist in the print media. Spencer is a 22-year veteran of the commercial real estate industry as a lawyer, investment banker, capital markets leader and researcher. He is a graduate of Cornell University and Harvard Law School.
Steven Haotong Li
Steven Haotong Li is a PhD candidate in Real Estate Finance in the Department of Land Economy, University of Cambridge. He specialises in quantitative econometric methods and their applications in real estate research. His PhD thesis topic is ‘Overconfidence and Real Estate Research’. Prior to Cambridge University, Steven obtained his Bachelor degree in Finance and Mathematics from Renmin University of China. Steven can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tehreem Husain is a doctoral candidate at the UCL Bartlett School of Construction and Project Management. She is a regular columnist for the business pages of Pakistan's English daily newspaper, The Express Tribune, and is a blogger for Huffington Post UK. Before moving to the UK, she worked as an economic analyst at the Monetary Policy department of the State Bank of Pakistan, the country's central bank.
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Tim Bouchier-Hayes and Denise O'Connor
Tim Bouchier-Hayes and Denise O'Connor are colleagues, both being members of In Place Of Strife, The Mediation Chambers. Their thinking concurs, as to the key factors which do, and do not, assist the successful outcome of mediating multi party construction and property disputes. They can be appointed (together or individually) through In Place of Strife at www.mediate.co.uk.
Tim Harvey-Samuel has been Bursar and a Fellow of Corpus Christi College, Cambridge since 2013. He also lectures for the Master of Finance programme at the Judge Business School. He spent 26 years in investment banking, mainly at Schroders and Citigroup where he led the Equity Capital Markets business for Europe, the Middle East and Africa. The views expressed here are personal.
Tim Worstall is Senior Fellow at the Adam Smith Institute.
Tony Williams has enjoyed an international portfolio career in investment banking (including UBS and Morgan Stanley) and industry, and is also a serial non-executive director. Since 2002, he has led the business consultancy Building Value Ltd which specialises in real estate, construction and support services. Tony divides his time between London and Sweden. Born in New Zealand, he originally studied economics at the Universities of Otago and Manchester. He can be contacted at email@example.com.
Will Stebbing is Head of New Homes & Investments at Douglas & Gordon, a market leading estate agency in central and southwest London. His role involves advising on the disposal and acquisition of land, development consultancy and the sale of new build properties through Douglas & Gordon’s network of offices. Will studied law at Oxford University before working at Strutt & Parker and Savills. He has a significant breadth of knowledge across the residential property market including prime central London, country houses and residential developments.
Zoe Bignell is Managing Director, UK Development at CBRE. Zoe is a market-leading strategic advisor and development manager specialising in mixed-use development on behalf of a range of property companies, public bodies, house builders and pension funds.