A world-class team at the top of their game.

The company is comprised of professionals with a background in Law, Investment Banking, Corporate Finance, Private Equity and Real Estate.


We are a service business and our first priority is our clients’ best interests and wellbeing. Our team has a global network with connections at the highest level of governments, leading institutions and professional practices. We look to share the benefit of these contacts with like-minded clients. We are available to our clients at all times and look to protect them over a long-term relationship. We seek to add value in everything that we do and to act with excellence and integrity. We proactively identify the best opportunities to meet our clients’ individual requirements and then look how to maximise and enhance the benefit to our client from each opportunity. Every one of our clients is highly valued. Our role is to provide investment opportunities to each client and their family, through a personal and bespoke service.


Meet our people

Kash Lais
Chief Executive Officer & Director

Kash has established private equity, mezzanine finance and senior debt for real estate projects internationally. He also has experience in creating cross border investment structures. He holds responsibilities in all aspects of the business but has a particular focus upon identifying the optimum use of land and property to create shareholder value. Kash has expertise in taking projects through planning consent and is heavily involved in the financial, commercial and strategic aspects in the delivery of property development. His project history spans city centre residential, offices, business parks, serviced apartments and hotel resorts. Kash currently holds the position of Director for a number of Real Estate Projects with a gross development value in excess of £100m.

Chris Williams
Non-executive Director

Chris’ experience has centred on managing and advising fast growth businesses, from start-ups to large groups. His corporate roles have included Business Development Director for Misys plc, a large listed UK group and CFO of Leisure Resources Group plc a global leisure services business with many internationally recognised hotel groups as clients. Chris’ advisory career includes 15 years in corporate finance as Partner in well-known firms including Deloitte where he was Global Head of Mergers and Acquisitions for Technology & Media. In these roles Chris acted as trusted adviser to a range of entrepreneurs, private equity firms and companies of all sizes, bringing deep experience of transaction planning, negotiation and structuring. Chris is also an investor in international property and development opportunities.

Michael Gunn
Chief Legal Officer & Director

Michael is an international lawyer with over 25 years’ experience of banking, corporate, commercial, construction and property law. Michael worked with international law firm Allen & Overy, working in London, Brussels and Dubai and was a partner with UK law firm Bond Pearce. In 2003 Michael retired from private practice to concentrate upon real estate and international investment structures, acting in the capacity of legal consultant and director. Michael is a member of the Law Society of England & Wales.

Nick Cheesman
Operations & Marketing Manager

Nick’s background was originally in luxury hotels and real estate in Spain. He then spent 9 years working as a Sales & Marketing manager for overseas property companies specialising in emerging markets and the Caribbean. Nick joined GCR at their formation and currently manages the day to day operations & marketing of GCR and the GCR Camprop companies. Nick is a fluent Spanish speaker.

Ashley Edwards
Chief Financial Officer

Ashley has 16 years Investment Banking experience, his most recent role was as COO of Flow Credit Trading Europe at UBS. He worked in partnership with the CEO to define and drive strategic direction of the Business. He was responsible for e-trading, regulatory change and business model innovation, and driving the internal logistics functions such as Finance, Operations, Legal, Market Risk, Compliance, Group Tax and IT. His experience includes analysis of key business drivers to gain competitive advantage, time to market and product optimisation, resourcing and cost management. Ashley is Managing Partner of a property development group in Asia and is responsible for growing all aspects of the company. He is an investor in multiple land and property projects internationally.

Tatiana Potashova
Investor Relations Manager

Tatiana is engaged in raising capital for projects, working with families, high net worth’s and institutions often through their professional advisers. She works with an international client base emanating from the UK, Russia and CIS and Asia. Tatiana has studied International Real Estate and Urban Planning to Masters level at University College, University of London. Tatiana’s experience also includes working with private clients from Germany and Austria in the luxury goods sector. Her native language is Russian, she is fluent in English and German and speaks Spanish and French to conversational level.