Aadil is a second-year land economist at the University of Cambridge and a Cambridge Trust Scholar. He also serves as the Trinity Hall JCR's Green, Ethics and Charities Officer and is on the Committee of the newly-formed Cambridge University Marine Conservation Society. Aadil's primary interests revolve around issues of sustainability, conservation, economic development and the linkages between them. He is from Karachi.
Adam Mullen leads the Industrial & Logistics business in the Americas for CBRE, the worldwide leader in commercial real estate services. In that role, he manages and supports CBRE’s supply chain and logistics business in the U.S., Canada and Latin America. Mr. Mullen oversees an organization of more than 800 professionals who handled more than $35 billion in industrial transactions in 2017 while focusing on delivering exceptional outcomes to both occupiers and investors. Mr. Mullen joined CBRE in 2014 to lead its supply chain business, steadily adding responsibilities until, in 2016, CBRE appointed him to oversee its Americas Industrial & Logistics line of business. Prior to joining CBRE, Mr. Mullen spent almost 10 years in the supply chain consulting industry, advising on design and implementation of supply chain change for many of the world’s top brands across multiple industries. Follow him on Twitter at @adampmullen.
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.
Alex Green is a retired railway operating executive who spent much of his 35 year career with British Rail on the West Coast main line.
Alex is responsible for developing the newly created Centre for Real Estate Research at Cass Business School . He also runs Consilia Capital, a research and advisory firm, which specialises in the performance and strategies of real estate, infrastructure and real asset funds, work that combines academic research with practical applications. He has been involved in research and transactions in the global real estate sector for over 30 years. His career has encompassed sell side research (BZW, Macquarie), investment banking (CSFB), private equity (Apax Partners Capital), and fund management (M&G and Investec). He is Chairman of the EPRA Research Committee, a member of the EPRA Advisory Board, and Chairman of the Investment Committee for the Investec Global Real Estate Securities Fund, where he acts as a consultant. Alex is best known for his academic and commercial work in the area of Global REITs, and their use in investment strategies. In 2013, with Professor Andrew Baum they produced two innovative papers for EPRA which received wide acclaim, looking at whether listed real estate was managed as part of the real estate allocation, and the wider use and applications of listed real estate securities in asset management. His work with Kieran Farrelly on combining direct and listed property for Defined Contribution Pension schemes won a Best Paper award at the 2014 ERES conference. A particular area of interest is the use of Smart Beta and automated trading strategies, most notably Trend Following and Momentum, and his work in this area with Professor Andrew Clare and Professor Steve Thomas has been widely cited. In 2017, with Reitsmarket he produced two multifactor Global REIT Smart Beta indices, which are listed on Euronext, and marketed by Goldman Sachs. Most recently he has been concentrating on the use of listed real estate within real asset strategies.
Alex Muresianu is a writer for Young Voices. His work has been featured in The Federalist, Real Clear Policy, and the Washington Examiner.
Alexander C. R. Hammond
Alexander C. R. Hammond is a researcher at a Washington DC think tank.
Alistair Pye has been described as a “a magician: an intractable dispute, resolved, with smiles and handshakes.” Alistair has been mediating for over 10 years (full time since 2014) and has since developed one of the busiest practices in the UK. He has conducted over 400 mediations, now averaging around 75 a year. His straight talking, imaginative style has led to resolution of all types of civil and commercial disputes, from modest claims to complex multi-party cases up to £20 million in value. Qualified as a solicitor and, more recently, a barrister Alistair comes from a background in all types of commercial, insurance and property disputes. In the latter half of his legal career Alistair practiced as a specialist construction and insurance solicitor-advocate with an international legal practice. He has represented contractors, construction professionals and their insurers in some of the biggest and most complex disputes in the UK – in the courts, arbitration, adjudication and mediation. Alistair can be appointed through In Place of Strife, The Mediation Chambers at www.mediate.co.uk.
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.
Ananya Jaidev is a Senior Consultant at ComRes.
Andrew Crossman is the Tax Partner covering capital gains for BDO Global Real Estate & Construction team.
Dr Andrew Foxall is Director of the Russia and Eurasia Studies Centre at The Henry Jackson Society, the London-based international affairs think tank.
Andrew Hawkins is the Executive Chairman of ComRes.
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 Lilico is an economist and political writer.
Andrew MacLeod is a visiting Professor at Kings College London and a Non Executive Director of Cornerstone Capital in the US.
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.
Annabel Denham is Editor at The Entrepreneurs Network.
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 residential property investment and development. He has personally overseen several billion pounds worth of global property investments for some of the world's wealthiest families. He is now concentrated on overseeing his personal residential property portfolio. This is predominantly located in central and inner London, but has expanded into the South East commuter belt over recent years.
Ben Ramanauskas is a Policy Analyst at the Taxpayers' Alliance.
With a "great international reputation" Beverly-Ann Rogers "has a superb reputation for handling difficult situations brilliantly". She is rated in the top tiers of all the legal directories for her expertise and has been recognised by Legal 500 in its Hall of Fame as a mediator who has recieved constant praise from her clients and who is at the pinnacle of her profession. Over the last 20 years, she has mediated hundreds of disputes across a broad spectrum, both within and beyond her expertise as a chancery barrister. Whilst commercial in nature, many disputes involve family members, or previously close associates and have a high emotional content. She has mediated a wide range of disputes involving property including, for example, disputes as to validity of contract for sale; disputes as to beneficial ownership of property with sale sought, boundary disputes, easement disputes and landlord and tenant disputes. She can be appointed through In Place of Strife, The Mediation Chambers at www.mediate.co.uk.
Bhu Srinivasan is a media entrepreneur whose career has spanned digital media, pop culture, technology, publishing and financial content. He is the author of 'America Inc.'
Brad Thomas has been a nationally-acclaimed Forbes author, speaker, thought leader and advisor in the commercial real estate industry for over three decades. He is the author of The Trump Factor: Unlocking the Secrets Behind the Trump Empire and the co-author of The Intelligent REIT Investor. Thomas is the founder and editor of the Forbes Real Estate Investor (monthly subscription-based newsletter) and senior analyst at Rhino Real Estate Advisors. Brad tweets at @rbradthomas
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
Carl Atkin is a Director and Co-Founder of Terravost Limited, an international agribusiness management and consultancy business. Terravost works with private individuals, family offices, institutions, corporations and funds looking to gain exposure to agricultural real estate investments, operational farming opportunities and value chain investments across the world. Terravost specialise in the assessment, acquisition, on-going management and divestment of agribusinesses. The team have extensive experience across Europe, including the management of over 300,000 ha of farmland in Russia, Ukraine, Romania, Poland, Hungary, France and the UK and extensive agribusiness consultancy for investors and agribusinesses in the Middle East, Africa and Latin America.
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 Henry is a writer and commentator, and author of the forthcoming book 'Not Buying It'.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chris Papadopoullos is a financial journalist based in the City of London.
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.
Professor David Blake is a Professor of Economics at the Cass Business School and a member of Economists for Free Trade.
David Hodgkins was a career civil servant in the Ministry of Labour and latterly under secretary in the Department of Employment and Health and Safety Executive. Since retirement he has written articles and several books on railway history, concentrating on the business aspects, notablyThe Second Railway King, the Life and Times of Sir Edward Watkin. 1819-1901, and George Carr Glyn, Railwayman and Banker, which deals with his part in the building up of the London and Birmingham and London and North Western Railways, both of which he chaired, and the relations between Glyn’s Bank and railways.
David Sackett is the Managing Director of Growth Farms in Australia.
David was formerly Reader in Sustainable Property and is now an Affiliate of the School of the Built Environment at Oxford Brookes University. He is co-author (with BRE) of the Green Guide to Specification - an environmental profiling system for construction materials and part of the BREEAM and the Code for Sustainable Homes programmes; helping designers and specifiers to reduce the environmental impacts of their buildings. Globally, there are more than 558,200 BREEAM certified developments and almost 2,260,300 buildings registered for assessment. Green Guide has been the recommended materials specification standard for the UK Government, many Local Authorities and private sector organisations such as the Westfield retail group and was used in the building of the London 2012 Olympics. David was a judge on the Construction News panel for the national UK Building Quality Awards between 2010-2013. David’s research paper, Socially Responsible Property Investment (SRPI) in the Journal of Property Investment & Finance (2007), written with Miles Keeping, Dan Rapson and Claire Roberts, was cited as a key text in United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Finance Initiative report Building Responsible Property Portfolios.
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.
The Deloitte Real Estate Team
Claire Handby – Director, Deloitte Real Estate. Claire is a Director in our Real Estate Team, advising on Real Estate, Capital and Infrastructure Projects. Over two decades she has gained a range of leadership, consulting and management competence covering Portfolio, Programme, Project and Assurance Roles having worked for both public and private sector businesses. Claire has an increasing focus to help our clients continue to respond to their digital disruption opportunities and challenges within these sectors. Greg Salisbury – Consultant, Deloitte Real Estate. Greg is a Consultant within Deloitte Real Estate, specialising in Capital Projects and Infrastructure programmes. Fiona Flanagan – Senior Associate, Deloitte Real Estate. Fiona is a Senior Associate in the Valuation, Assurance and Professional Advisory Team at Deloitte Real Estate.
Diego Zuluaga is Head of Financial Services and Tech Policy at the Institute of Economic Affairs.
Director Centre for Retail Research
The Centre for Retail Research provides authoritative and expert research and analysis of the retail and service sectors in Britain, Europe and globally. The Centre for Retail Research (CRR) has provided authoritative and expert research and analysis of the retail and service sectors for twenty-one years in Britain, Europe and North America.
Dominic Green is Culture Editor of Spectator USA, and a frequent contributor to The Weekly Standard.
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ed West is a writer and author
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.
Edward Tillson is a second year land economist at Selwyn College, University of Cambridge. His articles aims to introduce Cambridge life, both academic and extra curricular, so to speak.
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.
Dr. Elaine Worzala, CRE, FRICS is the Director of the Carter Real Estate Center at the College of Charleston. She got all three of her degrees (doctorate, masters and undergraduate) from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is an active member of several academic associations as well as professional organizations including research projects she has completed for RICS, ICSC, PREA and NAR. She believes strongly in bringing relevancy to her classroom from her research projects. She has published articles in many of the mainstream real estate academic journals as well as industry-based publications and other media. Her research interests are applied and lie primarily in institutional real estate investment, valuation and real estate education. Additionally, many of her studies take on an international perspective as she works to open up the borders as they relate to real estate markets. Primary teaching interests include real estate valuation, investments, and feasibility analysis as well as the introductory real estate process course and international real estate investment. She has held academic appointments at Colorado State University, University of Connecticut, University of San Diego, Johns Hopkins University, Clemson University, San Diego State University and the College of Charleston. She has also co-taught a summer Research designs course at the University of Aberdeen. Dr. Worzala has received numerous awards including the American Real Estate Society (ARES) Grasskamp Award, the ARES Education Award, and the ARES Distinguished Service Award. From the International Real Estate Society she was awarded the Achievement Award and the Bert Kruijt Service Award for outstanding service to IRES. She is a Fellow in the Weimer School, a member of Lambda Alpha International, a Fellow of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors, and designated as a Counselor of Real Estate. She is the director of the doctoral program for the James Webb American Real Estate Society Foundation. She is also currently serving on the national board of the Counselors of Real Estate, the Advisory Board of the Real Estate Research Institute (she was on the national Board), and the Southeastern board of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.
Emily Conway is a consultant at ComRes.
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.
Florian Ranft is a Senior Research Analyst at the Centre for Progressive Policy.
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.
Frank Soodeen is Head of Public Affairs at the independent Joseph Rowntree Foundation
Gavriel Merkado is Founder and CEO or REalyse, the UK's leading real estate data system. Having previously worked in quantitative strategy with several hedge funds before moving into real estate with companies like Quintain and Essential living he sought to find a way to bring the data analytics capabilities of finance to the world of property. The award winning REalyse platform is now in use by leading financial and real estate firms alike.
George Freeman MP is the Chair of the Conservative Policy Forum and the Founder of the Capital Ideas Foundation and the Big Tent Ideas Festival. He is the current Conservative Member of Parliament for Mid Norfolk.
George Trefgarne is founder of Boscobel & Partners, a communications firm.
George Baker has held a licence to train racehorses for the past ten years, and has trained approaching 400 winners. Royal Ascot and Group race successes have been the highlights, as well as winners around the globe, including in Dubai, Istanbul, St Moritz and across Europe. Prior to embarking on a career as a racehorse trainer, George 'spent far too long shouting down telephones in the City'. His last "proper" job was with Baring Securities.
Graeme Archer is a writer and statistician.
Graham Walpole is a solicitor by training and spent the majority of his career as Senior Vice President at IMG, the world's leading sports and entertainment marketing agency. Roles at IMG included running the European Legal Department, managing IMG Asia's sports business out of Hong Kong and setting up IMG's European Consulting division. Since leaving IMG, Graham has had a variety of positions including CEO roles at Lyndhurst Racing (the team arm of A1GP, World Cup of Motorsport), at London Irish RFC and presently at KICCA Media, a new sports/lifestyle content media business operating in partnership with leading Premier League footballers.
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.
Harry Phibbs is a journalist and blogger.
Helena Page is a consultant at ComRes.
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.
Hugh Carveth is a Research Analyst for the Legatum Institute’s Effective Government programme.
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.
Ilana Cantor is a research intern at the Adam Smith Institute
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James Heywood is a Senior Researcher at the Centre for Policy Studies.
James Snell is a British writer whose work has appeared in National Review, Prospect and History Today
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.
Jamie Whyte is the director of research at the Institute of Economic Affairs.
Jeffrey Bonas's experiences range from having been chairman of public companies to having assisted with the property portfolio of his Oxford college where he has been a Fellow.
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.
Jethro Elsden is a Data Analyst at the Centre for Policy Studies.
Jim McCue was joint editor with Christopher Ricks of the annotated edition of The Poems of T. S. Eliot (which was Book of the Year in the Times Literary Supplement). He works as a freelance editor and gives writing seminars for sixth formers.
Joe Tulasiewicz is a Senior Consultant at ComRes.
Joe Valente, Managing Director, is the Head of Research and Strategy for the European Real Estate Group at JP Morgan Asset Management. Joe and his team are responsible for identifying strategic investment opportunities for institutional and high net worth investors. Before joining JP Morgan, Joe was responsible for the investment strategy at Allianz Real estate. The strategy team was responsible for defining and helping to implement the global real estate investment strategy for the Group. Prior to this he was a director and Global Head of Research at DTZ. During this time he led a team of 150 analysts worldwide. He was responsible for the house view on global markets as well as advising a large number of investment clients on global real estate investment markets.
John Ashmore is Deputy Editor of CapX.
John Myers is co-founder of London YIMBY, a grassroots campaign to end the housing crisis with the support of local people.
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.
John Myers is co-founder of London YIMBY, a grassroots campaign to end the housing crisis with the support of local people.
John Ratcliffe is President of The Futures Academy, which he founded in 2000, and a Fellow of Oxford Brookes University. Until 2009, he was a Director of the Dublin Institute of Technology, where he remains as Professor Emeritus. In the past, he has served as: Secretary-General of the World Futures Studies Federation; Vice-President of the European Futurists Conference; Chairman of the London Branch of the RICS, and first Chair of the Institution’s International Policy Committee; and, Chairman of the European Policy and Practice Committee for the Urban Land Institute. A prolific author and public orator, he has acted as a consultant to countries, cities, corporations, colleges and communities in the area of Strategic Foresight, and is currently conducting several projects in the fields of: “Cities of Tomorrow”; “Future Horizons for Global Real Estate”; and, “Anticipatory Leadership”. Familiarly, his favourite adage is Einstein’s: “Imagination is more important than knowledge”.
Jon Boone is a freelance journalist who was, until recently, based in Pakistan.
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'.
Jonathan Reeve is our guest contributor from Wine Owners (www.wineowners.com), the fine wine collection management and investment platform based here in London. Jonathan came to Wine Owners in January, after eight years at the world's largest wine website and search engine, Wine-Searcher.com, where he wrote a 5000-page wine encyclopedia and went on to manage the company's market data channel. His academic background is in Linguistics (BA, Durham) and the Scrabble-worthy "Lexicography & Lexical Computing" (MSc, Information Technology Research Institute). When not poring over wine investment charts, or writing wine-related content, Jonathan can be found working on the website at WineOwners.com.
Jon Hollis works as a Senior Transport Researcher for the GLA Conservatives and is a former Chairman of Twickenham Conservative Assocation. He is writing in a personal capacity.
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.
Chief Economist and Head of the Brexit Unit at the Institute of Economical Affairs.
Kai Weiss is a Research Fellow at the Austrian Economics Center.
Karla is a fund manager writing under a pseudonym.
Kenny has been investing in Singapore REITs for about 8 years. He is one of the pioneers of financial bloggers in Singapore. Since 2009, Kenny has been blogging at http://mystocksinvesting.com, reaching 19 thousand unique monthly visitors from 110 countries now. Over the years, Kenny has conducted many seminars and benefited thousands of investors by collaborating with SGX, SIAS, CIMB, RHB, Maybank Kim Eng, CMC Market, City Index, ShareInvestor, InvestingNote, iFAST, Aberdeen Standard Asset Management, Natixis Global Asset Management, Wealth Academy Investor Inner Circle (WAIIC) and Online Traders Club Singapore (OTCS). Kenny has since taught hundreds of attendees, from students, fund managers and businessmen to retirees, teachers, and even fashion designers.
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.
Kristian Niemietz is Head of Health and Welfare at the IEA.
Krittika Ray is an Economics student at the London School of Economics.
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.
Luis Pablo de la Horra
Luis Pablo de la Horra is a Spanish finance graduate.
Madeline Grant is Digital Officer of the IEA.
Graduating in Economics, Sociology and Statistics in 1978, Marc has worked with a wide variety of organisations from both the financial and real economy and has been involved with a number of different research groups. Joining Sandaire as CIO in 2009, Marc was responsible for managing portfolios comprising public quoted instruments, private equity and third party managers. Prior to Sandaire Marc was CIO of Thomas Miller Investment Ltd, where he spent over 5 years managing asset allocation and investment strategies for a range of clients. Prior to this, he was chief economist for Societe Generale, Swiss Bank Corporation and Baring Brothers. In addition, he has been a member of a number of Investment Advisory Boards and acted as an economic advisor to companies. In 2017 Marc became Global Strategist for Sandaire. Marc is currently a director of the Horizon’s programme for Innovation Insights, a contemporary network and learning environment for the leaders of tomorrow. Marc was the founding Chairman of the Wigmore Association, a global collaboration of seven family office partners. He is also honoured to be an elected member since 1990 of the Conference of Business Economics in the United States.
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.
Marian L. Tupy
Marian L. Tupy is senior policy analyst at the Cato Institute's Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity.
Mark Within is the Family Business Consultant at KPMG (https://home.kpmg.com/uk/en/home.html)
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 Baber is a consultant within the commercial maritime industry with over 16 years of professional experience. Having been involved in varied high-level commercial structures, he has gained a wide breath of knowledge within his professional sector. Leading projects including advising on investment opportunities for Private Equity firms, creating new trading desks for ship brokers, winning commercial tenders for Shipowners to build and lease out tankers to Oil Majors. Additionally, has in-depth experience in chartering and purchasing vessels. Prior to his commercial shipping career, Martin was a Captain in the Parachute Regiment and served on numerous operational tours. Martin holds an Executive MBA from Imperial College. He can be contacted at email@example.com.
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.
Matt Gillow is a student at Leeds University and a local coordinator for the TaxPayers' Alliance.
Matt Kilcoyne is Head of Communications at the Adam Smith Institute.
Matt Ridley is a journalist and author.
Matt Singh is the founder of Number Cruncher Politics.
Melina Cordero is Americas Head of Retail Research for CBRE, the world’s largest commercial real estate services company. She analyzes the influence of industry and consumer trends on retail real estate for clients and for CBRE’s more than 500 retail professionals in the Americas. Ms. Cordero, based in Washington, D.C., joined CBRE in 2016 after working for three years for U.K.-based data and consumer-analytics company Path Intelligence. Earlier in her career, she worked as a global industry analyst tracking retail and consumer-goods industries for Euromonitor International in London and for the U.K. Parliament in urban planning and business policy research. Ms. Cordero wrote her Master’s thesis on shopping center development and consumer behavior in Brazilian cities. Follow her on Twitter at @melinascordero.
Michael Day is a well-known figure with over 40 years in the property industry (he says he started when he was three!). He is a Fellow of RICS and was the inaugural Chairman of the Residential Faculty. He is also a Fellow of the NAEA and ARLA and holds an MBA from Reading University. Having held Partner and Director positions at A C Frost, Prudential and Connells, Michael formed Integra Property Services in 2003 providing a range of business consulting, mentoring, training and marketing services to the property industry. Regarded as an industry “expert” on compliance, Michael’s courses on Anti Money Laundering, Consumer Protection and GDPR have seen over 1500 delegates attend in the last two years. He has recently launched the Lettings Health Check which is a professional examination of a lettings business and a prescription to deliver a successful future. Working as a quasi NED for many businesses, Michael applies a no-nonsense, pragmatic and practical approach to identifying and resolving business isuues. Integra Property Services won the Silver award in the Supplier of the Year category at the ESTAS in 2012 having won ESTAS in 2006 and 2008. Integra have been finalists in the Supplier of the Year category of The Negotiator magazine awards in each of the last five years. In 2018 Integra was rated Exceptional by its clients and awarded Bronze in the Best Small Supplier category of the EA Supplier Guide supported by the Property Academy. Michael’s 650 plus client list is a “who’s who” of the estate agency world and he is also an experienced judge at many industry awards and a regular contributor to the trade media. The Integra website can be found at www.integra-ps.com
Partner at King & Spalding, Mike Rainey, advises lenders and borrowers in connection with their financing needs, focusing on project finance in the GCC and real estate finance and investment in Europe and the GCC.
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.
Mike Patrick is a chartered surveyor with over 30 years’ experience in the real estate fund management industry in the UK and Canada. He has an MBA from the Cranfield School of Management and since 2008 has been lecturing in valuation and investment at Oxford Brookes University. Prior to joining Brookes he had held roles with a number of major fund managers including Henderson, Legal & General, Morgan Grenfell, Grosvenor and CSFB.
Miles Kimball holds the Eaton Chair in Economics at the University of Colorado Boulder, and is Emeritus Professor of Economics and Survey Research of the University of Michigan. (Born in 1960, he is now 57.) Politically, Miles is an independent who grew up in an apolitical family. He holds many strong opinions—open to revision in response to cogent arguments—that do not line up neatly with either the Republican or Democratic Party.
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
Nayan Vinod Thakurani
Nayan is a second-year land economist at the University of Cambridge. Having grown up in Hong Kong and Shanghai, he has been lucky enough to witness the spectacular pace of the region’s growth. Nayan’s primary academic interests include behavioural economics, public law, cities, and sustainable development. He is based in Cambridge and Singapore.
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.
Neil specialises in Commercial Real Estate, and is located in Blake Morgan's London office. His clients include private funds, family offices, property companies and high net worth individuals.
Nerissa Chesterfield is Communications Officer at the Institute for Economic Affairs
Nicholas Boys Smith
Nicholas Boys Smith is the founding director of Create Streets
Nick has spent a career in farming and the food supply chain, developing a particular interest in the perversity of politics as it effects much of the industry.
Nick is an experience teacher of valuation for both the profession and universities. Trading as "Real Estate Valuation Theurgy", Nick continues to write papers, presents conference papers and undertakes in-house training for the real estate profession at home and abroad.
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.
Dr. Nima Sanandaji is the president of the European Center for Entrepreneurship and author of some 30 policy books. His new book The Birthplace of Capitalism: The Middle East was recently published by Timbro.
Patrick Spencer is Head of Work and Welfare at the Centre for Social Justice.
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.
Pete Gleave is an Assistant Director in the Deloitte Real Estate Planning and Development team based in Leeds. He leads on a number of city centre projects across the North of England and also has experience of advising national clients on a range of retail and mixed use projects across the country.
Peter Beaconsfield Press is a Marketing and Strategy consultant currently working in the luxury jewellery sector. He has a background in Youth Football Development.
Peter Cosmetatos is chief executive of the Commercial Real Estate Finance Council (CREFC) Europe, the trade association for the European CRE lending industry, which organises industry events, training and working groups, and conducts policy advocacy work on behalf of its members. Peter was a member of the independent Real Estate Finance Group and authored its May 2014 report, “A Vision for Real Estate Finance in the UK”, making recommendations for a safer CRE lending market. He remains closely involved in the development of a long-term value metric and a loan-level database. Before joining CREFC Europe in 2013, Peter spent five years at the British Property Federation, leading its work on tax, financial regulation and capital flows. Earlier, he spent ten years at Freshfields, specialising in real estate and real estate finance tax. He read Russian and Italian at Oxford and has a Masters in Soviet studies.
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.
Philip Salter is the founder of the Entrepreneurs' Network.
Pieter Cleppe represents the independent think tank Open Europe in Brussels.
Rebecca undertakes research and campaigning across a range of issues at the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE). She leads the delivery of CPRE’s policies and campaigns on brownfield development and, in the last few months, led the delivery of CPRE’s flagship reports: the State of Brownfield and the State of the Green Belt in 2018, as well as a joint report on rural affordable housing with Shelter.
A rising star of the mediation profession, Rebecca Clark is “undoubtedly one to watch”. Before becoming a full-time mediator, Rebecca was Head of Litigation at a so-called “bad bank”, a role which resulted in her being awarded Legal Counsel of the Year at the 2013 British Legal Awards, partly as a consequence of her novel approach to resolving classes of disputes by mediation. It was her experience in this role as the client party at numerous mediations which lead Rebecca to train as a mediator; ultimately leaving that role to practice as a mediator full-time. Rebecca has also set up and managed her own retail business from scratch, receiving the coveted Drapers Award for Childrenswear Retailer of the Year in 2009. As a result of this, Rebecca has substantial business and accounting experience which she can draw upon in her mediation practice, enabling her to understand and empathise with the commercial issues faced by SMEs in a dispute scenario. Rebecca can be appointed through In Place of Strife, The Mediation Chambers at www.mediate.co.uk.
Richard Black is a Public Affairs Consultant at FleishmanHillard Fishburn. 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 Dakin and Dominic Smith
Richard Dakin is Managing Director, EMEA, Capital Advisors, CBRE. Dominic Smith Head of Real Estate Debt Analytics, CBRE
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 Marshall is currently a Partner and Fixed Income Strategist, at Smith and Williamson investment Management, London. He also advises the Smith and Williamson Global Inflation Linked Bond Fund. He was formerly Managing Director, Economic and Policy Research, at JPMorgan Chase, London, and Chief Economist, Europe, Africa and Middle East. After graduating from Oxford University, Mr Marshall completed the M.Phil in Economics, in Oxford, and lectured in Economics at the University of London.
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.
Roy Bolton is a fine art specialist, historian and gallerist. Educated in Ireland, California and the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge, he holds a master’s degree in Building History from the latter. He worked for over a decade in London’s big auction houses, running an Old Master Paintings department at Christie’s for much of that time. In 2007 he co-founded the commercial gallery Sphinx Fine Art Ltd. in London. His published books on art include A Brief History of Painting 2,000 BC – AD 2,000 and his judgements on contemporary art were aired over 25 episodes of the BBC2 series Show Me the Monet. As a building historian Roy advises on the culturally sensitive restoration of historic buildings.
Sam Bowman is an Associate at Fingleton Associates.
Sam Dumitriu is Head of Research at the Adam Smith Institute.
Samuel Hammond is Poverty and Welfare Policy Analyst at the Niskanen Center
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.
The Searchlight is controlled and written by a senior property professional still involved in the thick of the market . The aim is to be insightful and analytical without being too presumptive and hypocritical. Enjoy the musings. @FPDSearchlight
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.
Srini Rangan is a member of the Advisory Council for the IEA’s International Trade and Competition Unit.
Steven Globerman and Jason Clemens
Steven Globerman and Jason Clemens are editors of 'Demographics and Entrepreneurship: Mitigating the Effects of an Ageing Population' available at www.fraserinstitute.org.
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.
Suhaib Kebhaj and Joseph Hammond
Suhaib Kebhaj is a research analyst at the International Monetary Fund. Joseph Hammond is a fellow of the Center for Media and Peace Initiatives.
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.
The Property Chronicle is edited by a team of property professionals and publishers - bringing you a unique take on the property market.
Theo Steel joined BR in 1970 from Oxford University and was Assistant General Manager in East Anglia in the 1980's. He then worked on planning the route of the Channel Tunnel Rail link in 1989/90 before becoming Managing Director for BR in the South West until 1995. He then worked for London and Continental until 1998. After that he returned to Great Eastern as Commercial and later Managing Director until 2004.Thereafter he was Project Director planning the investment for the Olympics and particularly at Stratford. In the 200's he had a portfolio of external Chairmanships including Renaissance Southend and the Essex Development Agency. He is currently almost rqtiredbut is a Governor of Prospects College in Basildon.Married to Linda they have children and Grandchildren and enjoy living near the sea in Southend.
Tim has been helping real estate businesses with their senior recruitment needs for over twenty years. He has worked with a wide variety of businesses both in the UK and overseas. Curious by nature, Tim has developed an exceptional network, and numerous people have benefitted from his positive contribution to their careers. Businesses have benefitted from his ability to source exceptional talent. He also runs a quarterly Real Estate CFO Breakfast Forum with BDO Real Estate.
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.
As Head of Department for Bonhams Motor Cars in the UK, Tim Schofield is responsible for at least 8 sales annually. Tim has specialised in his subject since leaving university in 1994. He has worked on and coordinated record-breaking sales since joining Bonhams in 2000, and has handled such ground-breaking collections such as The A J Lees Collection of Ferrari sports-racer projects and related spares; The Auto Collection, Sweden; The Patrick Collection (Part 2); and The 2005 Williams Grand Prix Engineering Sale to name but a few. Tim is also an enthusiastic member of the Vintage Sports Car Club and Veteran Car Club preferring the longer UK and Continental road rallies to track racing. Tim's current 'family' car is a Range Rover while a Lagonda M45 Vanden Plas Tourer, Jaguar XK120 Roadster and the affectionately dubbed ‘aircraft carrier’ 1966 Pontiac GTO are regularly exercised time and weather permitting.
Tim Worstall is Senior Fellow at the Adam Smith Institute.
Tirzah Duren is a Young Voice Advocate who focuses on political economy, food security, and trade.
Tom Brammar is Director of the Board of GlobalSource Partners, a firm delivering macroeconomic and political analysis to emerging market investors worldwide. Previously, he was Managing Director of the Financial Times' emerging market news service.
Jack Powell is Editor of 1828 and a student at King's College London.
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.
Wray Vamplew is Emeritus Professor of Sports History at the University of Stirling and Global Professorial Fellow in the Academy of Sport, University of Edinburgh. Currently he is writing Games People Played, a global history of sport for Reaktion Press and is General Editor for Bloomsbury’s six-volume Cultural History of Sport. He can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org
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.