Syd Taylor has overall financial responsibility for Regis Group’s US interests as well as advising on the strategic financial planning and growth of the group’s various interests within the UK. Taylor has 25 years’ experience in real estate, banking, fund management and family offices and he has worked within a variety of blue chip, private and startup organisations both in the UK and globally. Former employers at director level include Rockmount Capital, Alpha Real Capital, ING Real Estate, Land Securities Trillium, Goldman Sachs and Great Portland Estates. He is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).
James is an Executive Director for the Group’s house builder subsidiary Regis Homes. James heads up the Freehold Ground Rent Acquisitions at the Regis Group and his role also focuses on consideration and review of the Group’s UK and US investment activities. James joined Regis Group at the start of 2014. Prior to this, James was at Barratt Developments PLC.
Katharine is a Senior Associate at the Regis Group. Her role focuses on several areas of Regis Group’s activities, including investments in the Private Rented Sector and Freehold Ground Rents business. Katharine has worked in financial services for seven years, joining Regis Group in 2013. Prior to this, she was an Associate at Auden Capital LLP, a boutique corporate finance advisory business focused on the financial services sector. Katharine holds a degree in English Literature and Philosophy from the University of Birmingham and a Certificate in Corporate Finance from the SII. Katharine lives in London and enjoys playing the piano and reading in her spare time.
Laura is a Senior Acquisitions Associate at the Regis Group. Following her graduation from The Lithuanian University of Educational Sciences in 2005, Laura has travelled the globe completing a variety of roles within the financial sector. Since joining the group in November 2014, Laura oversees and organises the group’s freehold acquisitions; progressing all purchases from the offer to completion. She is responsible for valuation and appraisal of investment opportunities and negotiation of the group’s freehold purchases. Laura is fluent in five languages and is currently learning a sixth.
Michelle possesses a wealth of PRS experience, having worked within residential lettings for 18 years, of which 15 have been with Regis Group. Michelle has managed the PRS portfolio for over 10 years and oversees the Regis private rented sector platform, Lifespace which provides the full range of rental services from initial leasing through to ongoing tenant management.
Laura is Group Legal Counsel for Regis Group, the main focus of her practice being all property law matters ensuing from the portfolio with a particular specialism in leasehold enfranchisement and landlord and tenant law. Laura, having joined Regis in 2011 has built a strong legal team around her achieved by utilising her wealth of experience gained from several years in private practice. Having spent much of her childhood overseas, Laura returned to the UK to study Law and French Law at the University of Reading and has made London her home.
Ben is a Senior Associate at the Regis Group. His role covers both Freehold Ground Rent Acquisitions and Developments. Ben identifies and brings forward development opportunities within our Freehold portfolio, as well as reviewing external opportunities. Ben has a degree in Business and Finance from the University of Leeds Metropolitan. Prior to joining Regis Group, Ben worked within the Energy Sector as a Procurement and Commercial Associate.