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Real Estate Contacts at MIPIM

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Simon Todd

Head of Real Estate Services

Simon is Head of Real Estate Services and sits on the board of a number of high profile clients. Simon is a Chartered Surveyor with 30 years’ experience. His skill set includes property and financial expertise with first-hand experience of the UK, European and Channel Islands, together with in depth understanding of investor’s equity and debt requirements within multi-jurisdictional structures.

Simon is Head of Real Estate Services and sits on the board of a number of high profile clients. He is a Chartered Surveyor with 30 years’ experience.

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Christopher Bennett

Group Director

Christopher is a leading member of Crestbridge’s Real Estate business and is the Conducting Officer for Portfolio Management of AIF’s invested in non-financial assets for Crestbridge's Management Company in Luxembourg. He is a Chartered Surveyor and joined Crestbridge in 2005 to establish administration services to blue chip corporates and institutions investing in property.

Christopher leads Crestbridge’s Real Estate business and is the Conducting Officer for Portfolio Management of AIF’s invested in non-financial assets.

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Paul Windsor

Managing Director, London

Paul is a fellow of ICAEW having qualified in 1983 with international accounting firm KPMG. He has over 30 years' real estate accounting and tax experience, formerly with WSM Property. In 2016 Paul was appointed as Head of Crestbridge’s London office where he has overall responsibility for business development, strategic growth and performance.

Paul is a fellow of ICAEW having qualified in 1983 with international accounting firm KPMG.

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Sam Sturrock

Director, Real Estate Services

Sam is part of senior management in the Real Estate Services team and his role involves assisting with the management, support and development of the team, whilst maintaining and developing relationships with existing and potential clients. Sam worked as a lawyer at top tier law firms in Jersey for almost 10 years advising clients on a variety of commercial, corporate, regulatory, banking and investment funds matters, with particular experience of structures investing in debt and real estate. Sam qualified as a lawyer in three jurisdictions (Scotland, England and Jersey) and also has a Masters degree in corporate governance.

Sam is part of senior management in the Real Estate Services team and his role involves assisting with the management and development of the team.

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Scott McClure

Director, Real Estate Services

Scott is a chartered certified accountant with over 15 years' experience in the financial services industry. He is responsible for supporting the development of the Real Estate Services team, while overseeing a portfolio of relationships and acting on the board for a number of clients. With a strong background across the industry, Scott brings a wealth of experience supporting clients across real estate, banking, hedge and private equity fund sectors with regulatory challenges, financial control, corporate secretarial support, restructuring and financial due diligence.

Scott is a chartered certified accountant with over 15 years of experience in the financial services industry.

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Harry Edwards

Senior Accountant, London

Harry has a wealth of experience working with real estate clients, providing a wide range of services including monthly & quarterly management reporting, statutory accounting, VAT reporting and tax advisory services to a wide range of UK & overseas clients.

Prior to joining Crestbridge, Harry spent two years with WSM Property. He graduated in 2012 with a degree in economics & management from the University of Leeds, and recently completed the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales ACA qualification.

Harry has a wealth of experience working with real estate clients, providing a wide range of services.

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Gren Carr-Jones

Director, Luxembourg

Gren is a Real Estate specialist with over 45 years of experience, having worked with a broad range of Real Estate and numerous large, multi-national institutional investors and tenants throughout the UK, Europe, Russia and North-East Asia.

Gren also has significant experience in the management and administration of Real Estate Funds, including fund governance and substance matters and has acted as a board member for a range of regulated and non-regulated entities in various jurisdictions in Europe and Asia

Gren is a Real Estate specialist with over 45 years of experience, having worked with a broad range of Real Estate and numerous large, multi-national

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Why Crestbridge?

Why Crestbridge? Why Crestbridge?
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Our Real Estate Services

Real estate is at the core of our business. We currently administer structures holding over US$60bn of real estate in the UK and Europe.

Crestbridge is a leading independent provider of company secretarial, administration, director, management company, accounting and reporting services to real estate entities and funds from its multi-jurisdictional locations.

Our aim is to support real estate investors and developers to maximise returns through efficient management of their real estate holding entities.

We place strong emphasis on the corporate governance of real estate holding structures by demonstrating substance, management and control in each of our locations: Bahrain, Cayman Islands, Jersey, London and Luxembourg , whilst ensuring any commercial expectations are met.

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    Our specialist administration team has experience and a genuine understanding of a wide range of asset classes, which allows us to anticipate our client needs. We pride ourselves on our ability to work under pressure and our extensive transactional experience means we understand the importance of reliability in deal management.
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    We provide directors to corporate structures holding real estate, be they property companies, JPUTs, LPs or their various holding vehicles. Our experienced team comprises chartered surveyors, lawyers, company secretaries and accountants; their first-hand industry experience ensures the right mix of skills and expertise complement the requirements of each board.
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    We can provide a tailored service depending on client needs and the level of support required by each structure. This includes the provision of a registered office and company secretary, convening board and trustee meetings, maintenance and retention of the statutory books and records, and statutory filings.
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    Substance and integrity are a key part of our service proposition. This means we understand the importance of meeting the requirements of the legal, tax and regulatory framework in the jurisdictions in which we operate, and invest the appropriate expertise to ensure this is demonstrated.
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    Our real estate funds team draws on the combined expertise of our real estate, funds and compliance professionals to ensure the delivery of a robust service with a strong reporting and controls environment. Our team has a deep understanding of the regulatory environment coupled with experience of the underlying asset class.
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    Our Management Company services can provide your fund with real substance to market into the EU. We have particular expertise in the real estate sector and are finding interest from non-EU managers keen to market to a range of EU investors, without the costs of establishing their own regulatory infrastructure in Europe.
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    Our team of dedicated specialist accountants is experienced in dealing with complex real estate developments and investment portfolios. The team has a detailed understanding of the requirements of the real estate sector together with first-hand experience of the underlying asset class.
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Why Crestbridge?

Why Crestbridge? Why Crestbridge?
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