Richard Shepherd-Cross BSc (Hons) MRICS
Richard was instrumental in the establishment of Custodian REIT plc, raising £55 million at IPO in March 2014 and subsequent placings to grow the company to its current market cap.
Richard joined Mattioli Woods in 2009 to take responsibility for the management and growth of the syndicated property portfolio, and established Custodian Capital as a Property Fund Management subsidiary to the Group. In 2014, the syndicate property portfolio and its 1,200 investors seeded Custodian REIT and were cornerstone investors at IPO.
Richard is a chartered surveyor, having graduated from Reading University in 1994 and attained the MRICS qualification in 1996. Prior to his role at Custodian Capital, Richard trained as a general practice surveyor with Hartnell Taylor Cook before joining Jones Lang Wootton (now JLL) in 1998, where he was latterly a National Director running the portfolio investment team, focusing on nationwide commercial property investment, sales, and acquisition advice.
Ed Moore BSoc, FCA
Ed qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 2003 with Grant Thornton, specialising in audit, financial reporting and internal controls across its Midlands practice. He is Finance Director of Custodian Capital with responsibility for all day-to-day financial aspects of its operations. Ed is also a member of the Custodian Capital Investment Committee.
Since IPO in 2014 Ed has overseen the Company raising over £300m of new equity, arranging or refinancing six loan facilities and completing three corporate acquisitions. Ed’s key responsibilities for Custodian REIT are ongoing regulatory compliance, accurate external and internal financial reporting and maintaining a robust control environment. Ed was appointed Company Secretary of Custodian REIT on 17 June 2020.
Ben Aspell BSc (Hons)
Involved in the conversion of the syndicated property business to Custodian REIT plc in March 2014, Ben is responsible for the marketing and promotion of the fund, alongside building ongoing investor relationships.
Ben joined Custodian Capital in 2011 to promote the property syndicated business to IFAs and wealth managers.
Ben graduated from the University of Northumbria in 2000 with a degree in Property Surveying and has formerly held various positions as both a property surveyor, most notably with Knight Frank, and in property-related sales.
Alex Nix BSc (Hons) MRICS
Alex graduated from Nottingham Trent University with a degree in Real Estate Management before joining Lambert Smith Hampton, where he spent eight years and qualified as a Chartered Surveyor in 2006.
Alex is Assistant Fund Manager to Custodian REIT having joined Custodian Capital in 2012. Alex heads the Company’s property management and asset management initiatives, assists in sourcing and executing new investments and is a member of the investment manager’s Investment Committee.
Javed Sattar MRICS
Javed joined Custodian Capital in 2011 after graduating from Birmingham City University with a degree in Estate Management Practice.
Whilst working as a trainee surveyor on Custodian REIT’s portfolio for Custodian Capital he completed a PGDip in Surveying via The College of Estate Management and qualified as a Chartered Surveyor in 2017.
Javed now operates as Portfolio Manager managing properties predominantly located in the North-West of England.
Tom Donnachie MSc MRICS
Tom graduated from Durham University with a degree in Geography before obtaining an MSc in Real Estate Management from Sheffield Hallam University.
Tom worked in London for three years where he qualified as a Chartered Surveyor with Workman LLP before returning to the Midlands first with Lambert Smith Hampton and then CBRE.
Tom joined Custodian Capital in 2015 as Portfolio Manager with a primary function to maintain and enhance the existing portfolio and assist in the selection and due diligence process regarding new acquisitions.