Authors

Aminata Miyazaki-Savane

Aminata is a London Institute of Banking & Finance graduate. Having lived in Senegal and Japan for a number of years, she has previously written about East Asian property investment in West Africa.

Areej Jalili Saleh

After graduating from the NYU Stern School of Business in 2018, Areej pursued a career in residential real estate in Dubai, specialising in asset management. Areej now works for the largest developer in UAE, Emaar Properties.

Aylin Guliyev

Aylin is a crude oil trader with a Master's degree in International Trade Economics from Fudan University and a BEng in Energy & Resource Engineering from Peking University. She has a special interest in energy economics as well as trade and real estate in the Asia Pacific region. She also writes for her own blog 'Hello Miss Guliyev' where she discusses energy related topics.

Beth Pywell

Elisabeth has recently graduated from the University of Birmingham where she read Urban and Regional Planning for her masters degree. Elisabeth works for CBRE, the worlds largest commercial real estate services firm. She sits within the National Planning and Development Team whose key clients include HS2, Lloyds, Tyrell's and the RFU. Elisabeth is currently a Licentiate Member of the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) and is working towards becoming a Chartered Member.

Cass

Cass is a multilingual final year student and a current business affairs blogger. His areas of interest and expertise lie in business strategy, finance, economics, market research and marketing.

Chris Gunstone-Schofield

Chris is an undergraduate student at the University of Nottingham, studying Politics, History and Russian Language. He has a keen interest in current affairs, and hopes to use this passion to bring political and sociological issues to a wider audience through his writing.

Clement Gannon

Clement recently graduated with an BSc in Real Estate. He has a keen interest in the Japanese property market and policy making. His other passion is rugby.

Daiyu Li

Daiyu is currently a PCLL student at the University of Hong Kong. Having grown up between Curaçao, London and Hong Kong, she has a myriad of interests and written focuses which range from law to prop and fintech.

Dana Forde

Dana has worked in the areas of Development Management and Investment in Barbados, France, Dubai and the United Kingdom and now works at Goldman Sachs in Paris.

David Belle

David Belle began his trading career at the tender age of 17, after spotting a YouTube video for a trading platform and deciding to give it a try. In the years since then, he’s learned everything there is to know about the markets and how to trade them. He’s been successfully trading his own money for a number of years and has also spent time working in the city for a major broker. With Trading Point Pro he’ll be sharing his in-depth knowledge of the markets and what drives them, to help you become a better and, more importantly, more profitable trader. David is now editor of a major trading publication. Away from trading, David lives in Surrey with his family. In his spare time David is a keen sportsman and a big Manchester United fan.

Kenji Tanaka

Kenji Tanaka is currently sitting his MArch in Architecture at the University of Dundee, with an interest in sustainability in urban cities and architectural psychology.

Marc Cunningham-Downer

Marc is a final year law student at the University of Kent and an aspiring family law barrister. His main areas of interest are property, family, media and medical negligence. He discovered his interest in property law once he began studying modules such as Foundations of Property Law, Land Law and Advanced Topics in Property Law: The politics of ownership, during his degree. He was able to discover that he enjoyed learning about a range of property law theories, ranging from Aristotle to Hegel, and applying theoretical perspectives to contemporary property law issues. He also enjoyed analysing complex theoretical material and applying it to a real world context.

Marina Braga

Marina is a graduate from the University of Hong Kong and holds a BA (Hons) in Urban Studies. Since graduating she has worked in the Asia Pacific in a number of real estate consultancies. Her interests include languages, travelling and cooking.

Max Lavelle

Max is an undergraduate student at the University of Nottingham studying Politics and International Relations. He has a genuine interest for the environment, climate change, security and terrorism and current affairs.

Nazmiye Aslan

Nazmiye works as an account manager for a yacht brokerage in Monaco. Her specialist area is in luxury goods and lifestyle, working previously with Gucci, Tiffany & Co, Sotheby's and Louis Vuitton. She currently studies Luxury Management at the International University of Monaco.

Noemie Carvalho

Cape Verdean born Noémie Carvalho is a writer and property fanatic. With an Economics and Management degree from the University of St Andrews, she is now undertaking an MSc in Real Estate Economics and Finance at the London School of Economics alongside working at a commercial property consultancy.

Radhika Gill-Haas

Radhika is a graduate from Tongji University and the University of Regensburg, specialising in Real Estate & Regional Economics. She is of Indian and German descent and was born in London, but raised in Beijing. Radhika currently works as an analyst and frequently loves to travel.

Remus Mihailescu

Remus is a Future Trainee Solicitor at Weightmans LLP in Birmingham. He has a passion for legal practice, journalism and foreign languages, speaking English, German, Romanian and presently learning Japanese. He is a published poet and passionate musician, an avid reader of philosophy and history and aspiring chess master.

Reza Najafi

Reza is a postgraduate student at the London School of Economics, deeply interested in developmental studies in Africa and the Middle East with a particular focus on water security and sustainable development.

Sabrina Persaud

Sabrina studied Planning, Regeneration and Development at Ulster University followed by a Masters in Urban Policy and Strategy at the University of New South Wales in Sydney in which she's just completing.

Sanaa Alexander

Sanaa is a Political Science graduate from Leiden University. She blogs on a number of political issues such as critical security studies and terrorism. Sanaa writes afro-futurist stories in her spare time and also models.

Sarah Hayford

Sarah is the founder of The Land Collective and an international relations graduate from the University of Nottingham. Sarah's interests heavily lie in the Asia Pacific property market as well as in interior design and politics. She is currently studying an MSc in Real Estate alongside training as a commercial surveyor, specialising in retail and leisure.

Segilola Apooyin

Segilola is a recent Part 1 graduate of the Manchester School of Architecture. She is particularly interested in sustainable urban design and socially conscious architecture and believes that design can and should promote equality by being accessible to all and enhancing their way of life. She also works at the Women in International Affairs Network to promote gender equality in the international sector.

Stefania Sarrubba

Stefania recently graduated in International Journalism at City, University of London. She contributes to several theater and film magazines. In her free time, she enjoys worshiping Wes Anderson, binge watching Netflix shows and obsessing over quirky bathroom decor.

Tara Copeland

Tara is currently a MA (Hons) History student at the University of Edinburgh. Her interests include football, interior design, travel, and politics.

Felicity Borrett

Felicity (Tilly) Borrett, The Perse School, Cambridge, 17 years old. She is studying a-level double maths, economics and geography with a keen interest in Real Estate and how it enables people and businesses to succeed.

Tobias Hansen

Tobias Hansen recently completed his BS in Economics at the University of Michigan. He specialised in Real Estate and is currently living and working in London.

Toby Wilde

Toby has spent the last 13 years working in Real Estate, firstly as an Estate agent for London corporates including Kinleigh Folkard & Hayward and John Hollingsworth. This experience encouraged Toby to start his own firm which he sold within four years of founding with 200 properties under management. After exiting the agency Toby focused on residential developments on behalf of himself and clients. A founding member of the Sprift team Toby is dedicated to helping other property professionals through greater use of data and technology. Toby regularly comments on industry trends in the press and presents at property events and forums.

Tyra Silvstedt-Danquah

Ghana born Tyra is currently a trainee solicitor at an American law firm in Frankfurt. Upon graduating from the University of Durham, she is fluent in six languages and has certifications in wealth management and financial planning.

Valentina Di Bari

Born in Italy, Valentina has always been passionate about arts and humanities and, above all, languages. She is able to speak Italian, English, French, German and a bit of Spanish. Valentina completed her BA in Linguistic Mediation with a major in English and then moved to London to pursue her Master's degree in Translation and Literature at UCL.

Vlad Popa

Vlad is student who has recently taken up Norwegian and English Language and Literature as a studying branch in the Faculty of Letters of The Babes-Bolyai University in Cluj-Napoca, Romania. In his spare time he enjoys creative writing, languages and linguistics as a way of getting to know the world better.

Yaya Tesfa

Yaya studied Law at the University of Glasgow and later moved to New York where she is studying Real Estate. Her interests include different cultures, political news, and law.