Granger Reis announces that its pro-bono services for leading property industry charity LandAid has led to the appointment of Jamie Lyon, European COO / CFO at LaSalle Investment Management and Marcus Shepherd CFO at U&I plc to the charity’s Finance, Governance & Risk committee.
With a combined 33 years of experience within international real estate both Jamie and Marcus have extensive knowledge of the industry and are well equipped to be a useful resource of knowledge for LandAid. As part of their new positions both Jamie and Marcus will work with Committee Chair and Trustee Susan Hickey and other members of the Committee to guide LandAid’s growth and the roll out of its new strategy due to be published in April. In particular they will be helping enhance LandAid’s governance structure and framework in line with charity best practice at this crucial time.
The appointments mark the completion of Granger Reis’ initial assignment after pronouncing its partnership with LandAid in August 2020. Industry specialists, Granger Reis support some of the world’s leading real estate funds, developers and advisers with executive and non-executive search and advisory services, both in the UK and throughout EMEA & North America. The practice has significant expertise across all asset classes and functionally covers the entire lifecycle of real estate.
Jamie Griffiths-Mead, Partner at Granger Reis comments, “We are delighted to have been able to utilise our knowledge and network to assist LandAid in bolstering its Finance, Governance and Risk committee. Both Jamie and Marcus are well respected figureheads in our industry and I have no doubt that both will provide an invaluable contribution to LandAid moving forwards. It has been a pleasure to represent the charity and both Paul Morrish, Chief Executive of LandAid and Susan Hickey have been a joy to work with. We look forward to continuing to support LandAid for years to come”.
Paul Morrish, Chief Executive, LandAid says: “Jamie and the Granger Reis team worked very closely with us to understand the brief deeply. In doing so, they helped us get a better grip on what we really needed. Their reach across the industry helped identify an extraordinary and impressive range of talented professionals keen to join LandAid as volunteer committee members – and in a way we could never have achieved alone. Jamie at Granger Reis showed genuine insight in our discussions and deliberations helping us make two outstanding appointments – Jamie and Marcus not only bring their own hard-won expertise to the charity, but also fresh-eyes, curiosity and passion. The only shame was not to have been able to appoint more of the great people who applied!”
Granger Reis will continue to work with LandAid on a pro-bono basis to support the charity with executive positions across its teams and committees.