Our Investment Manager, Ediston Real Estate, was founded in 2004 by Danny O’Neill. Ediston has maintained an impeccable track record in the UK property market and has a focused and talented team of real estate experts, each of whom have at least 10-26 years’ experience in the sector. One of the UK’s most active property companies, Ediston disinvested heavily during 2006 and 2007 in anticipation of a decline in property values, enabling it to emerge from the collapse financially sound, well respected and with no legacy issues with clients or UK banks.
In association with Cannacord Genuity, other advisers and the Board, Ediston Property Investment Company was launched in October 2014.
For more information on Ediston Real Estate, please visit www.ediston.com
Daniel O’Neill BSC MRICS DIPPROPINV
Danny is founder and Chief Executive of Ediston and has 23 years’ experience in real estate markets. Before founding Ediston in 2004, he was Investment Director at Standard Life Investments (SLI) where he was responsible for managing £2 billion of UK real estate assets, invested across three funds, for corporate and retail clients. He set up and launched the segregated property business at SLI and won the company’s first third party mandates in 2001 and 2002. At Ediston he is responsible for transacting investment and development opportunities, and for business growth.
Calum Bruce BSC (HONS) MRICS
Calum is Fund Manager for Ediston Property Investment Company. He joined Ediston from Scottish Widows Investment Partnership, where he was involved with both wholesale and institutional mandates. He was Fund Manager of the £160 million real estate portfolio of the Halifax Managed Income Fund, which aimed to provide an above-average income return and capital growth over the longer term. He was Deputy Fund Manager of LTGP Limited Partnership Incorporated, a pension fund with direct and indirect assets of approximately £750 million. Prior to this appointment he worked on the SWIP Property Trust, an Authorised Property Unit Trust marketable to retail and institutional investors. He was involved from launch and in growing it from approximately £600 million to more than £1 billion in value.
Rankin Laing FCCA DIPPROPINV
Rankin is Financial Director and is responsible for fund administration, client reporting, company structures, accounting, taxation, treasury, property appraisals and performance measurement and analysis. He joined Ediston in 2007. Prior to joining Ediston, he spent six years at Waterfront Edinburgh Ltd as Deputy Chief Executive, where he was responsible for finance and business planning. Before this, he worked at Standard Life Investments where he managed the finance team responsible for real estate assets of more than £6 billion. He is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Property Investment.
Alastair Dickie BSC MRICS
Alastair is responsible for securing and delivering investment, development and asset management opportunities and managing the existing investment portfolio, with a focus on the retail sector. Before joining Ediston, he spent 10 years as Director at Macdonald Estates, where he was responsible for purchasing and developing in excess of £250 million of assets and secured consent for over 2 million sq ft of retail floorspace. Prior to that, he worked at Scottish & Newcastle, developing hotels, restaurants and pubs throughout the north of England and Scotland.
Graham Lind MA MSC MRICS
Graham is responsible for the asset management of a number of EPIC REIT’s properties and for the acquisition of investment opportunities. He has an agency and investment background, with previous experience in advising institutions and property companies on the acquisition and disposal of retail investments, particularly retail warehouse assets. Prior to joining Ediston in March 2015, he was Associate Partner at Wilkinson Williams, where he spent four years as an investment surveyor, and before that, had a similar role at JLL for 7 years.