Brett is one of the founders of Seven Dials and has over 35 years of investment experience. Previously he worked at AXA IM and Guardian Royal Exchange where he was a Director of Guardian Assets Management, with responsibility for £7bn of Life Fund assets, including £1bn of property.
Brett comes from an investment background, having started his career on the trading floor, subsequently moving into fund management, working in derivatives and quantitative techniques for equity investment. For many years he has been applying these analytical techniques and methods to the appraisal of real estate investments. An early mover in the so-called alternatives market, in 2011 he identified the potential for segments of the market which lie outside the mainstream commercial sectors but shared the characteristics of property.
Brett is also a founder and CFO at Curlew Capital, an award winning investment manager in purpose built student accommodation (‘PBSA’). Curlew Capital manages two funds backed by CBRE Global Investors. In recent years Brett has also closed over £250m of loans secured on PBSA email@example.com 07968 796374
Mickola Wilson is a joint owner of Seven Dials and joined in 2008. Since then she has worked in a non-executive role for Cushman and Wakefield Investors and managed industrial portfolios for a range of clients, including Bank of London and Middle East (BLME), and run the Princes Quay Shopping Centre project for Jadwa Investments.
Prior to joining Seven Dials she was CEO of Teesland plc, a listed property fund and asset management company with a cap value of the order of £200m, with over £5bn of funds under management across UK, Western and Central Europe.
For over 20 years she was MD of Guardian Properties part of GRE, a FTSE 100 company, with responsibility for their property investment funds and their occupational property.
She is a non-executive director of the Government Property Agency (GPA), and Palace Capital plc , and is a member of the investment committee at the Health Foundation, a governor at Queen Victoria Hospital and Non-executive Director of her family’s estate agency Kalmars.firstname.lastname@example.org 07909 537521
Stephen was an original founder of Seven Dials in 2002. Prior to this he was Director of Research & Strategy at Guardian Properties.
From 2005, he spent 11 years as the London-based Portfolio Manager for Alecta, Sweden’s largest pension fund, where he was responsible for the UK and continental European real estate business and the management of £1bn+ of investments. During this time he assembled a £600m portfolio of indirect investments spread across the public and private markets which performed outstandingly well, delivering exceptional returns for Alecta. His success sprang from setting a strategy that was based on in-depth analysis of the investments in the wider context of the economy, market dynamics and business fundamentals. This approach led to early mover investments in student accommodation (£60m, 2006) and healthcare (£145m, 2008-2013).
Since Alecta closed its UK office in 2017, Stephen has undertaken various consulting assignments. He is currently managing a £300m portfolio of UK indirect investments for DTZ Investors. Long committed to improving the efficiency of real estate markets, Stephen sits on the AREF Investor Committee and he recently contributed to the AREF/INREV sponsored report on Open Ended Fund Pricing and to an industry initiative to introduce a new Professional Investor Fund.email@example.com 020 7240 8008
Derek is a chartered accountant with over 30 years’ experience in investment banking, Islamic finance and real estate financing. An expert in setting up and managing Sharia compliant and conventional UK property funds, with particular experience in the retail, industrial and healthcare sectors. He currently advises a number of institutions, including those involved in retail, residential and prop-tech activities.
Derek worked for many years for over 25 years in Islamic banking, working for Ahli United Bank, ABC International Bank and latterly for BLME as head of wealth management and asset firstname.lastname@example.org 020 7240 8008
Mark has over 35 years’ experience in the property industry, with a particular focus on the retail sector. Gaining experience at Thorn EMI, Chesterton, and Gooch Webster he subsequently ran his own retail consultancy for 15 years before moving to Realm, the specialist retail asset manager, to assist with the expansion of the business into new retail opportunities.
Mark also runs InVia Asset Management which supports retail asset development and email@example.com 020 7240 8008
Ross has worked as a portfolio and fund manager for twenty years following a ten-year career with leading international surveying practice Healey and Baker (now Cushman Wakefield) where he worked in development consultancy, valuation and the City of London office market.
From 2000, he was Investment Director at a COBA Asset management with responsibility for the BDO Special Property Funds. Since 1998 he has acted as investment director for fund managers assembling diverse property portfolios for both high net worth individuals and collective investment schemes, including regulated retail funds for sophisticated firstname.lastname@example.org 020 7240 8008
Giles Heywood has over 20 years of quantitative investment management experience, and is founder of anest.uk, a residential property technology startup. The Portfolio Analytics Group at Commerzbank won multiple industry accolades for innovative technology, and at NatWest and later Gartmore and ABN Amro Giles held senior quantitative development and portfolio management roles. Currently he is Senior Consulting Portfolio Manager at SilverStreet Capital.email@example.com 020 7240 8008
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