Our Team

Meet our team of property lovers
  • Ash
    Ash
    Muhammad A. Bhatti
  • Raul
    Raul
    Raul Espin
  • Celine
    Celine
    Celine Brill
  • Val
    Val
    Val Bagnall
  • Ana
    Ana
    Ana Cotofana
  • Anas
    Anas
    Anas Chaudhary
  • Alex
    Alex
    Alex Alkaafarani
  • Abi
    Abi
    Abishake KC
  • Farhat
    Farhat
    Farhat Saeed
  • Albert
    Albert
    Albert Derbyshire
  • Simran
    Simran
    Simran Advani
  • Haroon
    Haroon
    Haroon Bhatti
  • Riz
    Riz
    Rizwan Rai
  • Vu
    Vu
    Nhut Vu Luong
  • Sayed
    Sayed
    Sayed Goma
  • Malaj
    Malaj
    Shyqyri Malaj
Ash
Muhammad A. Bhatti

Chief Executive Officer at Apex Housing Group 

MA English literature @ National University of Modern Languages

My contribution

As CEO of the Apex Housing Group my role involves developing core business strategies and relationships to facilitate business growth, whilst providing day-to-day operational and personnel direction to ensure functional efficiency and sustainability of the Group.

Life at Apex

I am proud to be surrounded by an experienced team of people who are passionate about property and adding value to our clients.

ash@apexhousingsolutions.co.uk

https://uk.linkedin.com/in/ashbhatti1

Raul
Raul Espin

Project Manager

MSc. Architecture (Arch. Design & Arch. Engineering), University of Madrid.

MSc. Construction Project Management, University of Westminster, London.

ARB/RIBA Architect and Project Manager with 15 years of experience in residential and urban design projects from inception to completion.  My previous work experience includes working in an architecture practice specialised in affordable housing, a construction consultancy and a high-end niche developer.

My Contribution

As part of the development team, I am responsible for coordinating traditional and airspace projects and dealing with planners, consultants, contractors and other stakeholders on a daily basis, in order to deliver Apex developments to specification, on time and within budget.

Life at Apex

I enjoy the fact that my work is different every day and feel very proud of being part of a company that can potentially contribute to solve the housing shortage in London.

raul@apexairspace.co.uk

Celine
Celine Brill

Head of Marketing & Partnerships

BS in Marketing & International Business

Professional Certificate in Real Estate Development from Massachusetts Institute of Technology

I am a commercially astute, results-driven marketing and business development professional who thrives on identifying and realising opportunities to grow brands and companies. Over the last 18 years, I have acquired a wealth of experience in sales, marketing and business development in the property industry.

My Contribution

I am responsible for unlocking Apex’ market presence and building partnerships with external partners and stakeholders. Watch this space, we are transforming London’s skyline and reducing London’s Housing Crisis!

Life at Apex

It is exciting to be part of a team providing an innovative housing solution while creating value opportunities for our partners and clients.

celine@apexairspace.co.uk

Val
Val Bagnall

Managing Director at Apex Housing Group

MBA Business Administration @ Bournemouth University

I have worked as a senior executive with 24 years in the residential development market, across the South and London areas, I’ve worked for a range of affordable and private sector players. I’m also a Non-Executive Director of an Affordable Housing provider in Windsor.

My contribution

I deliver the Group’s strategic ambitions and targets for the supply of new homes, atop existing buildings. As part of our innovative approach, I help create and nurture collaborative partnerships with both private and public sectors organisations. I enjoy building a team that makes a difference in delivering quality new home options whilst enhancing new value for stakeholders.

Life at Apex

It’s fantastic being part of a fun new team dedicated and focused on delivering an innovative solution to London’s housing crisis. Great atmosphere with terrific opportunity.

val.bagnall@apexairspace.co.uk

https://uk.linkedin.com/in/valbagnall

Ana
Ana Cotofana

Property Manager

BSc in Business Administration

My contribution

With four years’ experience in hospitality I know what it takes to deliver top customer satisfaction and property management. On a daily basis, I am the key contact person for our clients, landlords and local authorities.

Life at Apex

It is a pleasure to be part of a vibrant company and help manage the housing management service.

ana.cotofana@apexhousingsolutions.co.uk

Anas
Anas Chaudhary

Property Manager

BSc International Business Management

MSc Project Management

My contribution

After completing my MSc in Project Management in 2017,  I joined Apex. I enjoy the variety of  my projects and the company’s dynamic work environment.

Life at Apex

No day is alike at Apex, we encounter exciting new challenges daily which keeps the work very interesting and stimulating.

anas@apexhousingsolutions.co.uk

Alex
Alex Alkaafarani

Property Acquisition 

Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management.  Diploma in Architecture.

My contribution

I joined Apex Housing Solutions over 2 years ago. With over 9 years’ experience in Property Acquisitions in central London, I bring my strong negotiating and acquisition skills to bring on new properties and projects.  I have a solid track record in asset management, managing property portfolios, and investments at all levels of the market.

Life at Apex

I enjoy the varied work at Apex and relish their growth ambitions.

 

alex@apexhousingsolutions.co.uk

 

Abi
Abishake KC

Management Accountant

Ba (Hons), ACMA, CGMA. Currently getting a Masters in Accountancy & Finance.

I have over 6 years of finance experience in both property and retail industries in the UK.

My contribution

I look after all things financial for the Apex Housing Group of companies. My focus is running company accounts smoothly and providing insights to the management team when required. I also prepare and submit monthly management accounts. Working closely with different stakeholders is an integral part of my role.

Life at Apex

The Apex team is multi-cultural and dynamic with a “work hard, play fair” motto. Every day feels like my first day on the job. The team is highly motivated to get the job done to the highest standard. We have congruent goals and sure know how to celebrate our successes! Flexibility and work life balance is core to Apex’s DNA.

accounts@apexhousingsolutions.co.uk

 

Farhat
Farhat Saeed

Property Maintenance Manager

BSc Computer Science @ London Metropolitan University

I have 11 years’ experience in the food industry and management and 6 years’ experience in property management.

My contribution

I manage Apex’s property maintenance department, deal with local authorities, landlords and clients.

Life at Apex

I enjoy working with the friendly Apex team which has a can-do attitude that makes a difference.

farhat@apexhousingsolutions.co.uk

Albert
Albert Derbyshire

Project Manager

BA hons Property Development and Planning University of the West Of England

I have worked in the Property Development industry for 8 years covering private sale, affordable housing. Focusing on, Concept, Appraisal, Viability, Construction and customer service.

 

My Contribution

My Role is to establish new lines of inquiry into availability of Airspace Development across London unlocking value from assets previously misunderstood to be not viable for development. By increasing our reach into the London property market I hope make real inroads into solving the housing crisis.

 

Life at Apex

Its fast paced, exciting diverse and above all unlike any development firm you could ever work for. I thoroughly enjoy the constant push to be creative and to think in an abstract way to create value for our partners and clients.

 

albertd@apexairspace.co.uk

Simran
Simran Advani

Receptionist

Diploma in Health and Social Care, and 5 years of administrative support experience.

I have worked within a variety of sectors in an administrative capacity and have developed a broad experience in a spectrum of administration-type tasks.

My contribution

I am the first point of contact for all face-to-face visitors, telephone calls and emails received. I also provide administration and support to the teams on a wide range of matters on a daily basis. In addition to providing administrative support, I am also responsible for ensuring that the workplace and its facilities are in full-working order and that the office is a safe and comfortable environment for all staff.

Life at Apex 

I have been the Receptionist and Administrator at Apex since 2017 and have enjoyed being a part of a diverse and experienced team of professionals. The working environment at Apex is thoroughly exciting and I’m proud to be a part of it, and seeing and learning as we grow.

simran@apexhousingsolutions.co.uk

Haroon
Haroon Bhatti

Investment Director 

MSc Finance and Islamic Finance @ Aston Business School

I previously worked as an Emerging Market Equity Derivatives Trader at Morgan Stanley and Barclays Capital. I then pivoted towards Independent Advisory at STJ Advisors where I worked on multiple large cap IPO’s including Countryside Properties, Refresco Gerber and Elis.

My contribution

I help generate equity for development projects at Apex.

Life at Apex

I especially enjoy the strong entrepreneurial spirit that runs through Apex which makes every day exciting and different!

hrb@apexhousingsolutions.co.uk

Riz
Rizwan Rai

Property Acquisition Manager

Over 10 years of experience in property management.

My contribution

I source new rental properties for Apex’s guaranteed rental service. My core responsibility is to build our rental portfolio and ensure our landlord clients enjoy a positive experience.

Life at Apex

It’s exciting and motivating to be a part of this fruitful, ever-expanding company.

riz.rai@apexhousingsolutions.co.uk

Vu
Nhut Vu Luong

Research & Development Analyst

BSc Mathematics with Statistic and Finance

Graduated from Imperial College with a degree in Maths & Statistical with Finance, I previously worked in commodity trading sector specialised in Emission Trading where I built a regional technical team, developed and managed a portfolio of large scale renewable energy projects in South East Asia valued over £300 mil.

My contribution

  • Research, develop, monitor and continuously improve the Data System for Apex
  • Conduct financial analysis and financial modelling for different projects
  • Provide supports to different teams within the company
  • Provide efficient solutions to different problems/tasks

Life at Apex

The professional environment at Apex is the key thing that motivate me every day. I had the opportunity to utilise my skills and managed to further develop them  in order to achieve greater things at Apex.

Nhutvu@apexairspace.co.uk

Sayed
Sayed Goma

Property Maintenance Officer

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sayed.Goma@apexhousingsolutions.co.uk

 

Malaj
Shyqyri Malaj

Property Maintenance Officer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

malaj@apexhousingsolutions.co.uk

 

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