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This list showcases the top London based CFO’ operating in the Real Estate space. If you think a CFO’ is missing from this list, feel free to contact our editor on [email protected]
The individuals on this list have been included because of exceptional performance in one of the following categories:
- Innovation – Operating as a key part in an extremely innovative business or startup.
- Growth – Operating as a key figure in the growth and upscale of a market leading business or startup.
- Management – Showing exceptional management skills.
- Societal impact – Putting their business on the map for their positive societal or environmental impact.
Our Data – We source our data from OSINT (open source intelligence) and public directories such as Crunchbase, SemRush and many more. The data from these sources should be treated with a degree of caution and verified yourself.
Chief Financial Officer of Global Switch
David started his career working for Arthur Andersen and, after qualifying as a Chartered Accountant in 1990, became a Senior Manager in the London Financial Markets team. He joined Prudential plc in 1996 and was subsequently appointed Head of Corporate Finance, where amongst other projects he successfully negotiated around £1 billion of transactions. After leaving Prudential in 2003, David held a number of CFO roles including for Egg plc where he was responsible for all finance, legal and company secretarial matters; for Colliers CRE plc where he was a main board director overseeing the Group’s acquisition programme as well as updating their strategic, risk and operational management processes; and for Prologis where he led the European finance teams across ten countries including corporate accounting, planning and analysis, treasury, tax, property and development accounting.
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About Global Switch: Global Switch is an owner, operator, and developer of large scale network dense, carrier & cloud neutral multi-tenanted data centres
CFO and COO of Vesta Property
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About Vesta Property: Vesta (www.vestaproperty.com) is a data-driven marketplace for buying and selling residential investment property.
Chief Financial Officer of Strike
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About Strike: Strike (formerly known as HouseSimple) is an online estate agent agency.
CFO of The Crown Estate
Kate joined The Crown Estate in October 2016 as Chief Financial Officer. Kate joined from FTSE 100 intu properties plc where she had been Director of Finance. She had previously managed intu’s investor relations after joining in 2000 as Group Financial Controller. Kate qualified as a chartered accountant with Coopers & Lybrand (now PricewaterhouseCoopers) in 1995, working in their Canadian and corporate finance practices.
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About The Crown Estate: Property owned by the Sovereign of the United Kingdom
Chief Financial Officer of McLaren Construction Group
Craig Young is the Chief Financial Officer at McLaren Construction Group.
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About McLaren Construction Group: McLaren Construction Group operates companies in the construction and property industry.
Founder, CFO of Arthur Online
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About Arthur Online: Arthur simplifies property management, anywhere , anytime.
Chief Financial Officer of Preqin
Chris is responsible for the strategic development and operations of the Solutions products – Preqin’s private capital portfolio management software. Chris joined the Preqin team having consulted on the initial investment in the business in January 2015, and moved over to the Solutions division full time in November 2016 following the final acquisition, having served as a non-executive director for two years. Prior to joining Preqin, Chris worked for the Lereko Metier Sustainable Capital Fund, a private equity fund focused on sustainable investments in sub-Saharan Africa. He is a member of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants having completed his articles at Ernst & Young in Johannesburg.
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About Preqin: Preqin provides financial data and information on the alternative assets market.
Chief Financial Officer of Savills
Simon is a Chartered Accountant. He was formerly Chief Financial Officer of Gyrus Group PLC, a position he held for five years until its sale to the Olympus Corporation. Simon was Chief Operating Officer of Profile Therapeutics plc for five years and also worked as a corporate financier, latterly at Hambros Bank Limited.Non-Executive Chairman of Synairgen plc.
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About Savills, Synairgen: Savills plc. is a global real estate services provider listed on the London Stock Exchange.
Group CFO of Countrywide Plc
Strong track record as a financial executive in global services businesses. As well as having responsibility for all core finance functions including tax, audit, treasury and investor relations, Himanshu oversees IT and procurement for G4S globally. Prior to joining G4S, Himanshu was CFO at Misys, and from 2010 to 2012 he was CFO of Logica plc. Himanshu worked for more than 10 years at BT Group in a number of divisional finance director roles including Chief Financial Officer of BT Global Services, BT Design, BT Operate and BT Wholesale. His early career included finance and systems roles at Worldcom International, UUNET and MFS. Himanshu is a qualified chartered accountant and holds an honours degree in law.
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About Countrywide Plc: Countrywide – The UK’s largest and most successful estate agency and property services Group
Chief Financial Officer of Pocket
Paul started his career at Andersen, working in real estate and banking capital markets before joining a corporate finance advisory firm, specialising in the housing sector with a focus on finance, funding, capital markets, treasury, and financial planning. Prior to Pocket, Paul was CFO at One Housing, a G15 Housing Association.
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About Pocket: Pocket is a pioneering private property developer delivering affordable homes in London.
CFO of Landsec
Martin was appointed to the Board in 2005 and is Chief Financial Officer. Martin brings extensive and wide-ranging financial experience to the Group from the property, engineering and financial sectors in the UK and overseas. He also has extensive financial expertise, particularly in relation to corporate finance and investment arrangements, and significant listed company experience at board level. Prior to joining Landsec in 2005, Martin was Group Finance Director of Alvis plc and prior to that he worked in corporate finance serving as a member of the executive committee of Nordea’s investment banking division and Managing Director of its UK business.
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About Landsec: Landsec offers to buy, sell and manage commercial property in the UK.