InvestSure - The asset backed investment platform

Janine Lewis – Chief Operating Officer & Founder

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Janine is an entrepreneur with a background of management consultancy supporting CEOs and private equity investors, such as Jon Moulton (Alchemy Partners, Better Capital), whilst also lecturing at Cass Business School and City University. 
Janine has spent the last five years immersed in real estate, finding solutions to the lack of liquidity in property development. Her appreciation of the challenges, for both developers and investors, was the impetus to create InvestSure as an efficient, all encompassing solution.

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Andrew Pratt - Non-Exec Director

Andrew has had a long and distinguished career in Real Estate, with roles as Senior Adviser in UK Residential PATRIZIA Immobilien AG currently, Consultant Residential Investment & Funding at CBRE until recently, and UK Managing Director of Grainger PLC up until 2011.

Asif Ziaullah - Investment Director

Asif has a notable background in both corporate finance and real estate advisory and capital raising. He has a primary focus on senior debt, mezzanine and equity capital with a diversified investor base spanning across HNW to institutional fund groups.

Previously, Asif worked as an investment banker for Citigroup and Nomura in UK Coverage, Oil & Gas and Leveraged Finance, spent predominantly in London as well as Dubai/Abu Dhabi, with total corporate finance deals exceeding $50 billion. Most recently, Asif worked for Inspired Asset Management as their Investment Manager, in the Project Finance and Capital Raising team.

Robert Searby MA ACA - Chief Finance Officer

Robert Searby qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Binder Hamlyn in London in 1981 and rose to senior manager. He joined client company Drinkwater Sabey, part of Attwoods plc, in 1988 as UK finance director, which was acquired by BFI in 1994 and then by SITA in 1998 and Robert became finance director of both companies. By 2001, when Robert left SITA, turnover had reached £400m.

In 2001 Robert assisted Associated Holdings with the sale of its contracting business and then continued to be responsible for the group’s ongoing financial, property, development and environmental and other consultancy activities. 

Nick Guest - Client Director

Nick commenced his career in 1984 with national Agency Mason Owen and Partners. Nick spent 3 years assisting the partners with the national expansion programmes of retained clients before moving into the Development market. During the following 25 years Nick specialised in working with and developing for major funding institutions such as Aviva, Standard life, SLC, Credit Suisse and major property companies such as Mapeley, Allied London and St Martins. Since the completion of his last development for Aviva, a £50m mixed use scheme in Coventry, Nick has been advising a number of HNW's on asset purchases, development consultancy, corporate bonds and property syndication. Nick is also property advisor to Reel Cinemas and associated companies.

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