Our Team

Meet our team of property lovers

Board Members

  • Chairman
    Chairman
    Chris Phillips
  • Chief Executive Officer
    Chief Executive Officer
    Muhammad A. Bhatti
  • Managing Director
    Managing Director
    Val Bagnall
  • Investor Director
    Investor Director
    Rahul Satsangi
Chairman
Chris Phillips

Chairman of Apex Housing Group

Chris brings over five decades of international Corporate Finance, Real Estate, and Fund Management experience to Apex Housing Group. For the past 12 years has been on the board of Places for People where he has spent the past eight years he as Chairman. Places for People is a diversified property management and leisure group with a regulated fund management business.  The Group has gross assets of £3.7 billion and over 11,600 employees. He is also chairman of Triple Point Social Housing REIT plc a £250 million REIT listed on the LSE. He has been a director of both listed and private companies in London, Europe and the US and has advised clients on a number of financial transactions in Asia throughout his career. Chris is also a seed investor in a number of small to medium sized businesses. In addition to building businesses and buildings,  Chris enjoys watching cricket and football and spending time with his family.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chief Executive Officer
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

Managing Director
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

Investor Director
Rahul Satsangi

Investor Director of Apex Housing Group

Rahul joined Business Growth Fund (BGF) in July 2017 and now leads the origination, appraisal and execution of new investment opportunities. He represents BGF on the board of several portfolio companies, with a focus on the Business Support Services sector.

Prior to BGF, Rahul was part of the investment team at Rutland Partners, a UK mid-market private equity firm focused on special situations. Prior to this, he spent five years at PricewaterhouseCoopers working in their Corporate Finance team.

Rahul is a Chartered Accountant with the ICAEW and graduated from University College London with a degree in Economics and Statistics.

Outside of work, he enjoys maintaining a healthy lifestyle by running after his two young children and competing in regional and national CrossFit competitions.

 

Team

  • Chief Executive Officer
    Chief Executive Officer
    Muhammad A. Bhatti
  • Project Manager
    Project Manager
    Raul Espin
  • Managing Director
    Managing Director
    Val Bagnall
  • Property Manager
    Property Manager
    Ana Cotofana
  • Head of Construction
    Head of Construction
    Andrew Wilkinson
  • Investment Consultant
    Investment Consultant
    Graeme Alfille Cook
  • Investment Advisor
    Investment Advisor
    Jessica Zoutsos
  • Property Manager
    Property Manager
    Anas Chaudhary
  • Property Acquisition
    Property Acquisition
    Alex Alkaafarani
  • Management Accountant
    Management Accountant
    Abishake KC
  • Lettings Negotiator
    Lettings Negotiator
    Harry Patteson
  • Property Maintenance Manager
    Property Maintenance Manager
    Farhat Saeed
  • Project Manager
    Project Manager
    Albert Derbyshire
  • Receptionist & Administrator
    Receptionist & Administrator
    Simran Advani
  • Property Acquisition
    Property Acquisition
    Rizwan Rai
  • Research & Development Analyst
    Research & Development Analyst
    Nhut Vu Luong
  • Property Maintenance Officer
    Property Maintenance Officer
    Sayed Goma
  • Property Maintenance Officer
    Property Maintenance Officer
    Shyqyri Malaj
Chief Executive Officer
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

Project Manager
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

Managing Director
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

Property Manager
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

Head of Construction
Andrew Wilkinson

Head of Construction

I joined Apex in the summer, and was very much attracted by their innovated approach to development of new airspace homes. Previously I have held a range of roles as Construction Director for a range of developers and contractors such as Laing Homes. My head was turned by the exciting opportunity that Apex’s business model offers in delivering new homes in London. I have enjoyed working with the Apex team and building something big and special together.
 

 

 

 

 

Investment Consultant
Graeme Alfille Cook

Investment Consultant

I joined Apex back in July of this year to assist Apex build their financial capability to deliver their exciting growth plans. Prior to working with Apex , I was the Commercial Director for Lloyds Bank’s Real Estate Developers team and worked on numerous development finance deals across many asset classes. Prior to this, I was the Relationship Director for Lloyds covering major real estate clients, working on high profile debt transactions. I am married with two children, and sits on the Executive Committee of Wasps FC. I very much enjoy assisting Apex’s exciting journey, and its innovative approach to identifying and unlocking a new real estate market.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Investment Advisor
Jessica Zoutsos

Investment Advisor

Since late 2017 Jessica has supported Apex in raising finance, strategic initiatives and managing external shareholders.

Jessica is an advisor to UK based companies, having worked with pre-revenue startups to FTSE-listed corporates, advising on capital structure, acquisitions and fundraising, and has sat on the boards of SMEs operating across the technology, business services and consumer sectors.

In 2016 she founded Capitalex, a platform supporting SMEs in raising equity finance. Prior to this, she was part of the investment team that took Business Growth Fund from startup to the UK’s leading growth capital investor. In her earlier career she was an investment banker at Goldman Sachs, specialising in mergers and acquisitions, and a civil engineer specialising in geotechnics.

 

 

 

 

Property Manager
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

Property Acquisition
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

 

Management Accountant
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

 

Lettings Negotiator
Harry Patteson

Lettings Negotiator

I joined Apex month to assist their growth plan to acquire new accommodation for their property management business. Prior to joining Apex I have worked for key London lettings agencies such as Haart, Barnard Marcus as a senior negotiator. I have been overwhelm by the warm welcome received by all the staff at Apex, and relay look forward to contributing to their successes
 

 

 

 

 

Property Maintenance Manager
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

Project Manager
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

Receptionist & Administrator
Simran Advani

Receptionist & Administrator 

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

Property Acquisition
Rizwan Rai

Property Acquisition 

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

Research & Development Analyst
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

Property Maintenance Officer
Sayed Goma

Property Maintenance Officer

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sayed.Goma@apexhousingsolutions.co.uk

 

Property Maintenance Officer
Shyqyri Malaj

Property Maintenance Officer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

malaj@apexhousingsolutions.co.uk

 

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