Cording strengthens UK residential team with senior hire

21 August 2018

Cording Real Estate Group, the Northern European real estate investment and asset management firm, has strengthened its UK private rented sector (PRS) team with the appointment of Paul Waggott as Fund Financial Controller.

Reporting to Philip Gittins, Finance Director, Paul will work in Cording’s UK finance team alongside the commercial and residential investment management teams. A particular focus of Paul’s role will be to work on Cording’s newly launched £400m UK residential fund announced last week.

Prior to joining Cording, Paul was a Commercial Finance Manager at Landsec, where his responsibilities included financial ownership of a £3bn London property portfolio. He also managed the year-end reporting process and was tasked with identifying sites for redevelopment and preparing fully-costed appraisals for the schemes.

Prior to this role, Paul was a Group Reporting Accountant, where his duties included preparing monthly and quarterly management reports and analysing the Company’s financial results.

Before joining Landsec, Paul began his career with Ernst & Young in Cape Town as an Audit Assistant Manager, before transferring to their London office as an Audit Executive.

Paul is a graduate of the University of Cape Town and is a Chartered Accountant registered with the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants.

Philip Gittins, Finance Director at Cording, said: “Paul’s track record and experience in the profession are second to none and we are thrilled to have him on board to support our ever-growing PRS platform and our commercial real estate team at Cording.”

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