David is leader of our UK real estate assurance practice. He has specialised in the real estate sector for over 10 years and is responsible for our real estate assurance service offerings. David has extensive experience auditing and coordinating the real estate audits of listed entities, private companies and funds operating in the retail, office, residential and logistics sectors.
David is an expert in accounting issues affecting the real estate sector, and his experience includes the application of IFRS, UK GAAP and US GAAP to the property sector.
He is also a qualified accountant in the UK, US and Australia, and has worked in our offices in Australia and the Middle East, and regularly supports our clients in the Channel Islands and Luxembourg. He regularly attends property events in the UK and is often asked to speak on issues affecting the real estate industry, including fund structuring, REITs, AIFMD and governance issues.
Russell is the corporate tax partner who leads our real estate tax business in London. He joined EY in 2000 prior to which he spent six years working for another large global professional services firm. Russell specialises in tax advice on significant real estate and leisure transactions and UK and International tax structuring of real estate businesses and investments.
Fraser Greenshields is the partner in charge of the Real Estate Corporate Finance team of EY. The team provides lead advisory services across the real estate spectrum, currently dominated by restructuring of real estate investors, traders and developers. More generally, the practice is focused on Capital Raising, M&A and Occupier Advisory.
Prior to joining the firm, Fraser was with The Royal Bank of Scotland where he was a Managing Director within its Private Equity Group. Prior to this he was Global CFO and COO of Structured Finance at RBS, which incorporated the bank's structured lending and investing activity including real estate finance, project finance, leverage finance, private equity and principal finance, asset finance and leasing.
Mark is the partner who leads our Real Estate Advisory practice. He has 20 years experience in the real estate sector advising government and major corporate occupiers on their strategic business issues and how they impact on property both within the UK and overseas. His primary focus areas cover real estate strategy, cost reduction, FM and supply chain, business planning, risk management, property development and value creation strategies, and overall performance improvement.