Prior to joining M7 Real Estate in May 2009, Charles was a Partner of Halverton REIM LLP (subsequently GPT Halverton). Charles has been working in real estate for 18 years, and in the UK and international investment markets for 13 years. At GPT Halverton, Charles was a Director in the New Business Team. Charles also headed up the transaction team and working on the Halverton Babcock Industrial (HBI) €810m, flagship multi-let light industrial fund, he undertook transactions in France, the Netherlands and Denmark. During 2007, Charles assisted with the setting up of the €230m specific, light industrial Benelux Industrial Partnership fund, also undertaking transactions for the fund in the Netherlands and Germany. In addition he worked on the development of GPT Halverton’s platform in the Scandinavian and Nordic regions of Sweden and Finland, and undertook research into potential new areas of business. Formerly as a Divisional Director of international investment at Teesland IOG (now Valad) he assisted with the acquisition for the Industrial Partnership I (£120m) and Second Industrial Partnership (£180m) funds in the UK, as well as being responsible for investing €300 million into the French and Dutch multi-let light industrial markets on behalf of the European Industrial Partnership. Charles is a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. At M7 Charles previously led the asset management of the VBRi portfolios. He is now responsible for acquisitions across the Central European region.