Wainbridge appoints former Credit Suisse European Director as CFO (UK)

Wainbridge Limited, the property investment, development and asset management firm, announces the appointment of Graham Langlay-Smith as Chief Financial Officer.


Graham Langlay-Smith

Langlay-Smith, who has over 18 years of experience in the real estate industry, joins Wainbridge from Credit Suisse, where he was a Director of the European team of DLJ Real Estate Capital Partners, a global real estate opportunity fund management business which raised four funds with combined equity commitments of approximately US $4 billion.

During his nine years with Credit Suisse/DLJ Real Estate Capital Partners, Langlay-Smith held a range of responsibilities including transactions, asset management and acting as regional COO/CFO. Prior to Credit Suisse, he was CFO and a Member of the Investment Committee of TrizecHahn Europe, a pan-European real estate developer.

Earlier in his career, Langlay-Smith held senior financial control positions at Dresdner Kleinwort Benson and HSBC. He is a qualified Chartered Accountant and Corporate Treasurer.

Commenting on the appointment, Edouard Fernandez, Principal and co-founder, Wainbridge Limited, said: "Graham's arrival at Wainbridge further strengthens and enhances the talent and skill of the underlying team, which is centered around a depth of experience and understanding of the real estate markets.

"I look forward to working alongside him and am confident that, with his wealth of experience in deal-making and financial management, he will not only complements the existing platform but also play a key role in helping us to deliver the next steps in our growth."

Graham Langlay-Smith, Chief Financial Officer added: "Wainbridge is a young firm with an exciting strategy to invest opportunistically to create value on its clients' behalf and I have every confidence that it will take full advantage of the opportunities that are currently in the market. This role offers me a great opportunity to be a part of the growth story of the business, while working alongside the talented individuals who founded it."

Source: FD

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