Alejandra Yanes

Financial Analyst

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Alejandra is an analyst with 3 years of experience in the UK Real Estate sector. Previously, she worked at Blackstone where she was primarily responsible for the asset management of St. Modwen Properties plc, a £1.3bn UK-based real estate developer and investor specialising in logistics and homebuilding. Prior to this, Alejandra worked as an investment banker at the Royal Bank of Canada where she was involved on M&A transactions, IPOs, equity raises and corporate brokerships. Alejandra holds a BSc in International Management form the University of Warwick, as well as a certificate in Fixed Income Securities, Debt Markets and the Macro Economy from LSE.

David Lewis

Director of Operations and Finance

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David has over 30 years’ commercial and financial global experience most recently with Round Hill Capital, a real estate private equity firm. He has held senior executive positions with Campus Living Villages, Balfour Beatty Investments and Lend Lease Infrastructure and was the European CFO of Babcock & Brown, the investment manager who established, the now FTSE 250 listed company, International Public Partnerships. Previously he was a Technical Director with Ernst & Young in Australia and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, England & Wales.

Ian Harris

Director of Asset Management

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Ian Harris is a qualified Chartered Surveyor with over 30 years’ experience in the UK real estate market. His asset management career began at Imry Holdings where he was responsible for the £200m Halogic Portfolio in joint venture with GE Real Estate. He moved on to become Director of Frame Investments Limited, a privately owned, property investment and asset management company specialising in multi-let value-add portfolios in the UK with financial partners including PRICOA and Portfolio Holdings Limited. He was then appointed Director of Asset Management for the Strategic Partners series of UK value-add funds at CBRE Global Investors with assets under management of £1bn. Subsequently, he went on to co-found Westmount Real Estate Ltd, a boutique investment advisory and asset management business acting for a wide range of domestic and international investors. Ian has a BSc in Land Management from the University of Reading and is a Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.

Alejandra is an analyst with 3 years of experience in the UK Real Estate sector. Previously, she worked at Blackstone where she was primarily responsible for the asset management of St. Modwen Properties plc, a £1.3bn UK-based real estate developer and investor specialising in logistics and homebuilding. Prior to this, Alejandra worked as an investment banker at the Royal Bank of Canada where she was involved on M&A transactions, IPOs, equity raises and corporate brokerships. Alejandra holds a BSc in International Management form the University of Warwick, as well as a certificate in Fixed Income Securities, Debt Markets and the Macro Economy from LSE.

David has over 30 years’ commercial and financial global experience most recently with Round Hill Capital, a real estate private equity firm. He has held senior executive positions with Campus Living Villages, Balfour Beatty Investments and Lend Lease Infrastructure and was the European CFO of Babcock & Brown, the investment manager who established, the now FTSE 250 listed company, International Public Partnerships. Previously he was a Technical Director with Ernst & Young in Australia and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, England & Wales.

Ian Harris is a qualified Chartered Surveyor with over 30 years’ experience in the UK real estate market. His asset management career began at Imry Holdings where he was responsible for the £200m Halogic Portfolio in joint venture with GE Real Estate. He moved on to become Director of Frame Investments Limited, a privately owned, property investment and asset management company specialising in multi-let value-add portfolios in the UK with financial partners including PRICOA and Portfolio Holdings Limited. He was then appointed Director of Asset Management for the Strategic Partners series of UK value-add funds at CBRE Global Investors with assets under management of £1bn. Subsequently, he went on to co-found Westmount Real Estate Ltd, a boutique investment advisory and asset management business acting for a wide range of domestic and international investors. Ian has a BSc in Land Management from the University of Reading and is a Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.

Matthew Barker

Senior Asset Manager

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Matthew Barker is an experienced asset manager and chartered surveyor with over 10 years’ of experience in the UK real estate market. Previously he was a Senior Asset Manager at Mayfair Capital where he was primarily responsible for assisting with the investment activities and asset management initiatives of the Mayfair Capital Property Unit Trust. Prior to that he was an asset manager at Picton Property income Limited, an AIM quoted real estate investment trust launched in 2005. Matthew holds a BSc (Hons) in Property Management and Investment from the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) and has been a member of the RICS since 2013.

Pippa Stacey

Head of ESG (Consultant)

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Pippa Stacey is a chartered accountant with a broad range of skills more recently focused on sustainability, governance and compliance. Recently she has supported listed entities, Warehouse REIT plc and Unilever plc, as a consultant, and prior to this she spent 11 years with PwC in their Audit and Forensic Department working on financial/non-financial investigations, regulatory remediation, and auditing. She has a degree in civil engineering from Nottingham University.

Simon Farnsworth

Managing Director

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Simon Farnsworth is an experienced fund manager and chartered surveyor with over 30 years of experience in the UK real estate market. Previously he was a Managing Director of the UK Funds business of CBRE Global Investors and a member of their UK Executive Committee and Investment Committee. Prior to that he was a Business Development Director at GE Capital Real Estate. He has a BSc in land management from the University of Reading. Latterly he was a founding director of Westmount Real Estate, a boutique real estate investment advisory and asset management business advising on acquisitions, asset management and financing across all UK sectors. He has considerable experience in sourcing, managing, and financing across many real estate asset classes along with developments, forward fundings and corporate transactions.

Matthew Barker is an experienced asset manager and chartered surveyor with over 10 years’ of experience in the UK real estate market. Previously he was a Senior Asset Manager at Mayfair Capital where he was primarily responsible for assisting with the investment activities and asset management initiatives of the Mayfair Capital Property Unit Trust. Prior to that he was an asset manager at Picton Property income Limited, an AIM quoted real estate investment trust launched in 2005. Matthew holds a BSc (Hons) in Property Management and Investment from the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) and has been a member of the RICS since 2013.

Pippa Stacey is a chartered accountant with a broad range of skills more recently focused on sustainability, governance and compliance. Recently she has supported listed entities, Warehouse REIT plc and Unilever plc, as a consultant, and prior to this she spent 11 years with PwC in their Audit and Forensic Department working on financial/non-financial investigations, regulatory remediation, and auditing. She has a degree in civil engineering from Nottingham University.

Simon Farnsworth is an experienced fund manager and chartered surveyor with over 30 years of experience in the UK real estate market. Previously he was a Managing Director of the UK Funds business of CBRE Global Investors and a member of their UK Executive Committee and Investment Committee. Prior to that he was a Business Development Director at GE Capital Real Estate. He has a BSc in land management from the University of Reading. Latterly he was a founding director of Westmount Real Estate, a boutique real estate investment advisory and asset management business advising on acquisitions, asset management and financing across all UK sectors. He has considerable experience in sourcing, managing, and financing across many real estate asset classes along with developments, forward fundings and corporate transactions.

Simon Hope

Vice-Chair (Non-Executive Director)

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Simon Hope is Chairman of Global Capital Markets at Savills plc with over 35 years’ at the company. The vast majority of these years he has specialised in portfolio investment construction, acquisitions and disposals. He was a founding director of the Charities Property Fund which is now £1.5 billion in size. He chaired Grosvenor Hill Ventures until 2007 which was Savills’ proprietary trading and investment arm for property. In 2013 he became chairman of Tilstone Partners Limited which is the investment adviser to Warehouse REIT plc, and is a director of Warehouse REIT plc, an AIM quoted real estate investment trust which was launched in 2017 and which has a market cap of more than £700 million. Simon is the executive sponsor of Savills’ Life Science practice which incorporates a multi-disciplinary team of over 18 professionals. He studied Estate Management at the Royal Agricultural College, Cirencester and is a RICS Fellow. He also holds an MBA from Reading University.

Stephanie Adams

Legal Counsel

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Stephanie is a solicitor with over 30 years’ legal experience in the real estate sector. She has worked in-house and in private practice. She has advised employers, funders, members of the professional team and contractors in relation to major projects (including PPP and PFI) on contentious and non-contentious aspects of procurement, contract management and law. Previous employers include Trowers & Hamlins, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Transport for London. Stephanie has an LLB in law from the University of East Anglia.

Stephen Barrow

Chair (Non-Executive Director)

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Stephen has over 30 years’ experience setting up and managing funds. Starting as an investment analyst at Morgan Grenfell, Stephen managed the £5 billion UK Equity Exempt Fund in the 1990’s combined with the role of Head of Global Research. Stephen then set up the successful Global Equity Select strategy at Morgan Grenfell in 2002. Leaving Morgan Grenfell in 2005 Stephen built a successful team at IronBridge International and as founding CIO, ultimately managed over $7 billion for a range of UK and overseas clients. Since 2012, Stephen has been investing in a range of property vehicles alongside colleague Simon Hope, notably Warehouse REIT. Stephen has an MA in Economic History from the University of St Andrews.

Simon Hope is Chairman of Global Capital Markets at Savills plc with over 35 years’ at the company. The vast majority of these years he has specialised in portfolio investment construction, acquisitions and disposals. He was a founding director of the Charities Property Fund which is now £1.5 billion in size. He chaired Grosvenor Hill Ventures until 2007 which was Savills’ proprietary trading and investment arm for property. In 2013 he became chairman of Tilstone Partners Limited which is the investment adviser to Warehouse REIT plc, and is a director of Warehouse REIT plc, an AIM quoted real estate investment trust which was launched in 2017 and which has a market cap of more than £700 million. Simon is the executive sponsor of Savills’ Life Science practice which incorporates a multi-disciplinary team of over 18 professionals. He studied Estate Management at the Royal Agricultural College, Cirencester and is a RICS Fellow. He also holds an MBA from Reading University.

Stephanie is a solicitor with over 30 years’ legal experience in the real estate sector. She has worked in-house and in private practice. She has advised employers, funders, members of the professional team and contractors in relation to major projects (including PPP and PFI) on contentious and non-contentious aspects of procurement, contract management and law. Previous employers include Trowers & Hamlins, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Transport for London. Stephanie has an LLB in law from the University of East Anglia.

Stephen has over 30 years’ experience setting up and managing funds. Starting as an investment analyst at Morgan Grenfell, Stephen managed the £5 billion UK Equity Exempt Fund in the 1990’s combined with the role of Head of Global Research. Stephen then set up the successful Global Equity Select strategy at Morgan Grenfell in 2002. Leaving Morgan Grenfell in 2005 Stephen built a successful team at IronBridge International and as founding CIO, ultimately managed over $7 billion for a range of UK and overseas clients. Since 2012, Stephen has been investing in a range of property vehicles alongside colleague Simon Hope, notably Warehouse REIT. Stephen has an MA in Economic History from the University of St Andrews.

Tahrima Rahim

Research Analyst

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Tahrima Rahim has over 10 years’ experience in the life sciences sector with deep sector knowledge of precision medicine, oncology and genetics.  Previous roles have spanned academia, government and pharmaceutical industries. Notably, she was the Scientific Manager at Genomics England, where she developed strategy through close collaboration with industry leaders in the oncology sector, and a Research Scientist at the industry leading Barts Cancer Institute where she worked on pioneering gene editing techniques in blood cancer. She is published in Nature, BMJ and Blood. Tahrima holds a BSc (Hons) in Medical Genetics and a MSc (with Distinction) in Cancer Therapeutics both from Queen Mary, University of London.

Tamara Deering

Head of Financial Planning & Reporting

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Tahrima Rahim has over 10 years’ experience in the life sciences sector with deep sector knowledge of precision medicine, oncology and genetics.  Previous roles have spanned academia, government and pharmaceutical industries. Notably, she was the Scientific Manager at Genomics England, where she developed strategy through close collaboration with industry leaders in the oncology sector, and a Research Scientist at the industry leading Barts Cancer Institute where she worked on pioneering gene editing techniques in blood cancer. She is published in Nature, BMJ and Blood. Tahrima holds a BSc (Hons) in Medical Genetics and a MSc (with Distinction) in Cancer Therapeutics both from Queen Mary, University of London.

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