At CNM Estates, we pride ourselves in our strong team whose skills are diverse, entrepreneurial and exceptional in talent.
We work very closely together to bring a wealth and breadth to our business, with people from a variety of backgrounds and from experiences in major corporate and global companies.
Our people are the driving force behind CNM Estates.
To enquire about career opportunities with CNM Estates please contact Dawn Fox: [email protected]
Adrian has worked as Consultant Land Director at CNM Estates since 2015, and has been collaborating with us to source and appraise projects since 2005. He combines this with running his own business Speer Land and New Homes Consultancy, which he founded in 2012.
Since 1974, Adrian has had a diverse career in property, starting as a West End Graduate Commercial Surveyor before jointly setting up the Wimbledon estate agency, Quinton Scott. His particular focus was on residential development and investment in a business that also marketed offices, shops and industrial projects. After 25 years, Adrian joined Bewley Homes Ltd as Land Acquisition Surveyor, and then Allen Briegel and Hamptons International as Land and Development Surveyor.
Adrian has been a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors since 2000 and has procured the development of some 4,000 new homes across London and the Home Counties.
Adrian is married with four grown-up daughters and is a keen cyclist, sailor and marksman.[email protected]
Alastair joined CNM Estates as Sales and Marketing Director in September 2017. He has overall responsibility for marketing all of our assets, as well as growing the CNM Estates brand within the local community and the property sector as a whole.
More recently Alastair was Group Business Development Director at Wordsearch, helping expand the business globally and focussing on the growth of River Film, the specialist property computer generated renderings and film business.
Over a 25-year career he has held a diverse number of roles including Client Partner at Saatchi&Saatch X (shopper marketing) and Managing Director of Publicis Blueprint (publishing). He has also consulted for various blue-chip companies including Fujitsu, Toyota and The Royal Mail.
Alastair is married with two boys and enjoys training his local Under 10 football team while dabbling in choral singing when time permits.[email protected]
In his role as Development Manager, Alex is responsible for the post acquisition delivery process of mixed-use, residential-led schemes. He joined CNM Estates in 2015 and currently manages our schemes at Tolworth North Point and Weston Super Mare.
Starting his career as a structural engineer designing high-rise, city centre developments in New York, Alex has since held senior project management positions with both engineering consultants and contractors in the UK. His cross-discipline career experience allows him to take a hands-on approach when steering projects through the design and procurement stages of development. Previous companies include Thornton Tomasetti Engineers, a leading practice in New York as well as City Sanctuary Real Estate and NHBC in the UK.
Alex is married with a daughter and in his spare time indulges his passion for whisky tasting and sports.[email protected]
Andrew White has spent the last 25 years involved with the UK property market and has gained valuable experience across all real estate fields, including Fund and Asset Management, Investment and Development. Andrew has been a Director of CNM Estates since July 2013.
Andrew’s career history includes:
Mr White is a Qualified Member of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors and has a BSc (Hons) in Urban Estate Surveying from Nottingham Trent University.
Mr White lives between Abu Dhabi, London and Edinburgh, and is married with three children.[email protected]
Cameron joined CNM Estates in November 2017 on a work experience placement. He was responsible for a project to research the use of the latest technology used within the development industry. He has now joined the team full time and is getting fully involved with current developments at both Kings Point, Reading and Canbury, Kingston-upon-Thames.
Prior to joining CNM Cameron worked for 2 years at the John Lewis Partnership as a specialist sales advisor on both the Nursery and latterly the Audio and Television departments. He attended Richard Challoner School where he was extremely involved with both the drama and Music departments, winning solo singing competitions representing his House team!
Cameron enjoys driving and spending time with his family, as well as traveling to new places.[email protected]
Danielle joined CNM Estates on our apprenticeship scheme as a Business and Administration Apprentice in May 2016. On completing her National Vocational Qualification Level 2, she took on the role of Digital Marketing Officer and is now widening her knowledge as Marketing Assistant, helping in all areas of our marketing output.
Prior to CNM Estates Danielle worked at Fuller, Smith & Turner as a waitress/bartender before starting her apprenticeship at Manor Drive Doctors Surgery. Danielle attended Coombe Girls School where she completed her GCSEs and A Levels in Photography, Media and IT.
In Danielle’s spare time, she enjoys socialising with her friends and family, attending festivals and concerts, and indulging her passion for photography.[email protected]
Dawn combines her role as Office Manager with that of PA to Wahid Samady, Chairman of CNM Estates. She joined the business in 2013 and ensures the business runs smoothly and efficiently from an administrative point of view.
Prior to CNM, Dawn worked at Visual Impact working her way up from Receptionist to PA to the Sales Director. This followed a varied career as a nursery and dancing teacher. She has owned her own dance school and has worked extensively in the theatre as a stage manager and choreographer.
Dawn has four boys and continues to indulge her passion for theatre, working in various theatres as a stage manager on many productions.[email protected]
Ed joined CNM Estates in January 2016 as Delivery Director to appoint contractors and support and advise our Development Managers on the delivery aspects of all our projects.
He has over 30 years’ experience delivering schemes in virtually every sector including education, student accommodation, heritage, sports, defence, and transportation. He is a previous Managing Director for Mansell Plc’s London and Northern operations, as well as the Managing Director of the London Divisional Business Unit of Balfour Beatty Plc
Ed is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Fellow of the Built Environment and a Member of the Chartered Institute of Building. In his spare time he enjoys family, walking and playing golf.[email protected]
Eduardo joined CNM Estates in 2015. His role as Chief Technology Officer sees him examine the short and long term needs of the company to ensure we reach our business objectives. For the last 10 years Eduardo has worked in a number of financial roles advising global equity funds. He is also an administrator in his family business.
Prior to this Eduardo provided competitive intelligence for Albert Inc, a start-up search engine. He began his career in Germany and in the US with REHAU, a tier one supplier to car companies, working in various engineering roles.
Eduardo has a BSc in Mechanical Engineering from Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut, and an MBA from Cranfield School of Management. He is married with one son and spends his spare time enjoying the great outdoors – skippering his yacht, skiing and scuba diving when time allows.[email protected]
Felix joined CNM Estates in May 2016 to achieve his apprenticeship in Business and Administration. He provides vital support services to the office, undertaking general administration duties and gaining valuable experience while continuing his studies in Quantity Surveying Consultancy at Kingston University.
Prior to CNM Estates, Felix worked at Elston Developments in London. He attended John Fisher School where he gained his GCSEs and A Levels in History, English Literature and Government & Politics.
In Felix’s spare time he enjoys sports, being outdoors and motorcycles.[email protected]
Frances joined CNM in January 2018 as Office Junior and Receptionist, giving assistance in administration and organisation within the office.
Prior to joining CNM estates, Frances worked as a barista for a local café and worked her way to deputy manager. Frances attended Blenheim High School and studied A Level Psychology, Biology and English Literature and Language.
In her spare time she enjoys running, attending festivals and reading.[email protected]
Jade started at CNM Estates as a Business and Administration apprentice in September 2013. Since completing her National Vocational Qualification Level 2, she has taken on the role of Accounts Manager and IT Support. Jade is currently working on Sage training and plans to start her Association of Accounting Technicians’ qualifications next year.
Prior to joining CNM Estates, Jade attended The Thomas Knyvett College where she studied for her GCSEs before moving to Brooklands College where she completed her BTEC Level 2 in IT. Jade also achieved her NVQ Level 2 in Business and Administration from Kingston Adult Education College whilst at CNM Estates.
In her spare time, Jade likes to attend social conventions and concerts, also working for her father most weekends doing the accounts for his landscaping business.[email protected]
Laila is responsible for the development and implementation of the community engagement program at CNM Estates. She is also an advisor in marketing strategy and communications, and she also plays an integral role in our human resources and company management. She joined the company in 2016.
Laila has 18 years experience in cancer research and therapeutics in the UK, France and the US, with expertise in medical affairs and partnerships in the pharmaceutical industry. She is currently working as a consultant for biotechnology companies, advising on company strategy, partnerships, business development and capital raise strategy.
She was the first Medical Science Liaison in Oncology Medical Affairs at Boehringer Ingelheim and was part of the initial team that set up the Medical Affairs department for Boehringer Ingelheim in the US. She then had a global strategic role for the company, as the Global Trial Alliance Manager advising on partnerships with cooperative groups and networks of influence, in the context of new studies in Oncology.
Laila holds a doctorate in Molecular Pathology and Immunology from University College London, as well two post-doctoral fellowships at the Institute of Child Health and Great Ormond Street Hospital. Her PhD work focused on the genetic engineering and development of herpes simplex virus vectors for immunotherapy of cancer and infectious diseases. This work led to the development of patents and spin out company, BioVex, acquired by Amgen in 2011 for $1B.
Laila lives in London with her husband and 5 year old son, and enjoys as a hobby to spend time with her family boating on the Solent.[email protected]
Michael has been a director of CNM Estates since 2011, combining his considerable experience with that of Wahid Samady to turn the business into the foremost property development company in Kingston and the surrounding areas.
Michael qualified as a chartered accountant in 1987 and was previously Chief Financial Officer of an international group of companies, incorporating town and master planning, architecture and structural design with offices from London to Abu Dhabi, Dubai to Warsaw, and Cork to Shanghai.
Michael lives in London, has two children and is well known on the international road rally circuit, where his exploits have frequently been covered in the national media.[email protected]
Nik is a Senior Development Manager at CNM Estates, joining the business in 2014. He is responsible for a pipeline of over 500,000sq. ft of mixed use schemes in South West London and regional hotspots. His focus is primarily on town centre regeneration opportunities working strategically across all aspects of the development spectrum, overseeing projects including Verto, St George’s Square and the regeneration of Canbury Business Park.
Nik holds an MSc in Real Estate Development from the University Westminster and a BA (Hons) in Architecture from the University of Newcastle Upon Tyne. This knowledge of both design and investment allows him to deliver value across all stages of the development process.
In his spare time he can usually be found strolling around a golf course and is also a keen skier and cycling enthusiast.[email protected]
Riaan joined CNM Estates as Finance Manager in February 2017. He oversees all the financial aspects of CNM’s diverse portfolio, ensuring we have strong financial control of all areas of the business.
Riaan has over 15 years’ experience in a number of financial management roles both in the UK and South Africa, including T-Class Security and Farm Quip SA, both in the role of Financial Manager.
South-African born Riaan is married and spends his spare time enjoying barbecues and a passion for rugby.[email protected]
Since 2004, he has worked in the UAE on a number of strategy and finance projects, working with senior government and private sector officials. He is currently working with a subsidiary of the Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce as Strategy Advisor.
From 1994 to 2004, Wahid was an executive with IBM Global Services, where he held the following positions:
Mr Samady has an MBA from INSEAD (92), MSc , Telecommunications from Kings College, University of London and BSc (Eng) Hons from Kings College, University of London.
Wahid lives between Abu Dhabi and London, is married with two children (19 and 9)[email protected]
Will joined CNM Estates as Development Manager in August 2017. He oversees a number of projects in Kingston including 7-13 Coombe Road and 15 Coombe Road.
He started his career at Project Management and Cost Consultancy firm Thornton Firkin before spending two years at Cushman & Wakefield working in the City office on both commercial and residential assets.
Will holds a BA from the University of Leeds in Geography, and an MSc in Project Management from the University of Reading.
As well as indulging his passion for travel, Will enjoys clay pigeon shooting, rugby and a spot of gardening.[email protected]