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Grayken Program in International Real Estate of the Zell/Lurie Real Estate Center at the Wharton School · Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Nick Leslau

Chairman and Chief Executive, Prestbury

Nick Leslau, has been Chairman and Chief Executive of the Prestbury Group of companies, which invests in and manages over £3bn of property assets, since he founded it in January of 1998. Nick is a Chartered Surveyor and was co-founder and Chief Executive of Burford Holdings Plc for 13 years until 1997 having created a £1bn net worth company and delivered 1,300% NAV per share growth over a ten year period as a quoted company. He sat on the board of Max Property Group PLC, which was floated in 2009 and sold to Blackstone in July 2014. He and his management team floated Secure Income REIT PLC in 2014 currently with gross assets of £2.4bn including Thorpe Park, Alton Towers, 21 private hospitals 135 budget hotels all let on very long term inflation protected leases. He has been a director of many quoted and unquoted companies, professional bodies and charity and educational boards and is a director of Saracens Rugby Club.

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