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Adrian Elwood

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.

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Adrian Pepper

Adrian Pepper is a political adviser and CEO of the Pepper Media group of public relations companies (www.peppermedia.co.uk). He can be contacted at adrian@peppermedia.co.uk.

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Alan Howick

Alan Howick is Director of The Howick & Brooker Partnership.

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Alan Waxman

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.

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Andrew Baum

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.

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Andrew Monteath

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.

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Azeemeh Zaheer

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.

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Ben Keating

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.

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Ben Ramanauskas

Ben Ramanauskas is a Policy Analyst at the Taxpayers' Alliance.

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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 cm794@cam.ac.uk.

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Clive Emson

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.

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David Hill

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.

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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 hxb20@cam.ac.uk.

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Duncan Needham

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 djn33@cam.ac.uk.

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Ed Mead

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.

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Emma Huepfl

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.

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Guy Heald

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.

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Himanshu Khandelwal

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.

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Houston Morris

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.

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Ian Fletcher

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.

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Ian Stewart

Ian Stewart is Deloitte's Chief Economist in the UK.

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Jeremy Bayard

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.

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Jonathan Davis

Jonathan Davis is one of the UK's leading authors and commentators on stock market investment. He is the author of three books: 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 and writes his own newsletter The Investment Reader. www.independent-investor.com www.money-makers.co

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Jo Welman

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.

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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.

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Leigh Shore

Leigh Shore is a shipping professional with many years' experience. Leigh Shore is a pseudonym.

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Lucian Cook

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.

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Marc Gilbard

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.

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Mark Cartlich

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.

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Martin Hole

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.

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Matein Khalid

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.

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Neil Sarkhel

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.

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Paul Winstanley

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.

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Peter Warburton

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.

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Richard Rose-Casemore

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).

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Robert Fowlds

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.

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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 zw312@cam.ac.uk.

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Simon Allford

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.

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Simon Silver

Simon Silver is a Director of Derwent London. Co-founder of Derwent Valley Holdings, Simon has overall responsibility for the Group’s development and regeneration programme. He is an honorary fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects.

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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 hl442@cam.ac.uk.

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Tehreem Husain

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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The Editor

The Property Chronicle is edited by a team of property professionals and publishers - bringing you a unique take on the property market.

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Tony Williams

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 awilliams@buildingvalueltd.com.

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Will Stebbing

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.

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