Directors & Management

Real Estate Investors Plc has assembled a highly experienced management team with in excess of 100 years of market experience operating in the Midlands property market, across all sectors.

John Crabtree
OBE DL D.UNIV
Non Executive Chairman

John has a variety of business, community and charitable interests, predominantly in the West Midlands. Until 2003, he was senior partner of Wragge & Co – the leading Birmingham based national firm of solicitors. He is currently Chairman of Glenn Howells Architects, Staffline Group plc, SLR Management Limited, TruckEast, Birmingham Hippodrome Theatre Trust, Brandauer Holdings Limited and the charity, Sense. John is a former President of Birmingham Chamber of Commerce & Industry, previous High Sheriff of the West Midlands, and a Deputy Lieutenant. In 2014, Government Secretary Eric Pickles named John as Chairman of the Birmingham Improvement Panel, charged with supporting the council as it pursues vital reforms.

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William Wyatt
Non Executive Director

William joined Caledonia in 1997 from Close Brothers Group Plc. He was appointed a director in 2005 and CEO in 2010. As well as Caledonia and REI, he is a director of Cobehold S.A., Newmarket Racecourses and a Trustee of The Rank Foundation.

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Peter London
Non Executive Director

Peter is currently Chairman of EFG Independent Financial Advisers Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of EFG Private Bank Limited. He has a lifetimes experience in providing Independent Financial Advice to high net worth individuals and sold his IFA Company to EFG in 2007. Peter is also a non-Executive Chairman of a number of property related companies.

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Paul Bassi
CBE DL D.UNIV DSC
Chief Executive

Paul is non – executive Chairman of Bond Wolfe and formerly non-executive Chairman of CP Bigwood Chartered Surveyors.  Paul was formerly the Regional Chairman & Strategy Advisor to Coutts Bank (West Midlands), former Director of the Birmingham Hippodrome and past President of the Birmingham Chamber of Commerce. Paul was appointed High Sheriff for the County of West Midlands for 2009 and Deputy Lieutenant. Paul has received Honorary Doctorates from both Birmingham City and Aston University, and was awarded a CBE in the 2010 New Year’s Honours List.

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Marcus Daly
FCA
Finance Director

Marcus is a Chartered Accountant and has 20 years experience in advising clients on strategic matters and corporate planning, particularly in the property sector. He has responsibility for all financial and group accounting matters, together with corporate finance matters. Marcus is also non-executive Chairman of the Tipton & Coseley Building Society, and formerly non-executive director of CP Bigwood Chartered Surveyors.

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Ian Clark
BSc (Hons) MRICS
Asset Management

Ian is a qualified chartered surveyor with over 19 years experience in the property market and is responsible for co-ordinating asset management strategy across the portfolio.  After qualifying with a niche practice, Ian joined GVA Grimley, acting for institutional landlords.  Prior to joining REI, for 10 years, Ian worked for Argent Estates Limited as Asset Manager and was responsible for the Asset Management of the 1.5 million sq ft Brindleyplace Estate.

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Andrew Osborne
BSc (Hons) MRICS
Investment

Andrew specialises in investment acquisition and disposals of commercial properties having worked in commercial property since 1994, qualifying as a Chartered Surveyor in 1997. Most recently a Senior Asset Manager at Square Metre Properties, on behalf of Goldman Sachs, he has previously been a Director at Reef Property Asset Management, Regional Director of Highcross and a Director of Kenmore Property Group . He began his career at Mason Philips as an Investment surveyor, before working in the commercial markets team at CBRE and as a Property Fund Manager at Canada Life.

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Jack-Sears
Jack Sears
BSC (Hons) MRICS
Asset Management

Jack joined REI Plc in July 2016 following a short time at BNP Paribas Real Estate where he assisted corporate clients with the management of their residual properties when they became surplus to their day to day business requirements. Prior to this Jack spent 5 years at Bilfinger GVA where after qualifying in 2013 began working in the Occupational Management team on behalf of a major national bank, focusing on their northern retail and office portfolio.

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Anna Durnford
Executive Assistant to the Board

Anna has nearly 17 years experience within the legal, financial, accountancy and property sectors. Anna started her career in financial services, before joining Ernst & Young as PA to the managing partner in Birmingham.  Anna joined REI in 2007, and provides executive support to the Board and oversees operations within the business, to include regulatory announcements and investor relations.

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Catherine Gee
Property Management

Catherine joined REI Plc in February 2015 having spent eight years with Northwood Investors (formally Highcross Strategic Advisers), where she was involved in the day to day administration and management of properties across all sectors.  Her skills and experience bring a broad range of property related support in areas of Health and Safety, System Training and Property/Asset Management.

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Donna Mooney
Receptionist/Administrator

Donna has had a long and varied career as a Personal Assistant within Insurance, Advertising and Accountancy, most recently supporting members of the UK&I Leadership team within Corporate Finance and Tax at Ernst & Young LLP.  Donna joins REI plc to take up position as Front of House / Administrator and to provide additional support to the Executive team.

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John Crabtree
OBE DL D.UNIV
Non Executive Chairman
William Wyatt
Non Executive Director
Peter London
Non Executive Director
Paul Bassi
CBE DL D.UNIV DSC
Chief Executive
Marcus Daly
FCA
Finance Director
Ian Clark
BSc (Hons) MRICS
Asset Management
Andrew Osborne
BSc (Hons) MRICS
Investment
Jack-Sears
Jack Sears
BSC (Hons) MRICS
Asset Management
Anna Durnford
Executive Assistant to the Board
Catherine Gee
Property Management
Donna Mooney
Receptionist/Administrator