Our People

Beacon Wood has assembled a team of people with expertise across all the property disciplines and can draw on their experience and knowledge to address the particular challenges that arise in dealing with client properties.

Richard Wood
Richard Wood

Richard has more than 30 years experience in the UK and European property markets, following graduation from Reading University in 1979.

He spent 20 years in Private Banking and Wealth Management with Citibank and HSBC providing all aspects of property advice to wealthy owners to help them to maximize the returns from their investments.

In 2007 Richard set up Beacon Wood to continue working as a trusted property adviser to investors who demanded a high standard of service, integrity and results.

Iain Bench
Iain Bench

Iain is a Chartered Accountant (FCA), having trained with Coopers & Lybrand and then worked for Ernst & Whinney in their corporate recovery department.

He joined Beacon Wood in 2009 to head up the finance function and take on the responsibilities for rent and service charge collections and detailed client financial reporting. Iain is also responsible for financial reporting to lending institutions whose requirements are often as demanding as the clients!

In addition Iain has responsibility for dealing with all VAT reporting and client partnership accounting and financial reporting.

Immediately prior to joining Beacon Wood, Iain had been the Finance Head for the Home Entertainment Division of BBC Worldwide Ltd and the PolyGram music and entertainment group.

Jon Scriven
Jon Scriven

Jon gained a first class honours degree in Land Management from Reading University, where he received the TeleReal Corporate Real Estate Award for achievement and was invited to carry out property research for the B.B.C.

Jon joined Beacon Wood in 2009 to head up the Property Management team. His responsibilities include tenant relationships – critical to the success of any property investment - and financial control and reporting. He is also responsible for site staff and third party service providers, managing their contracts and dealing with property repair and maintenance.

In addition, Jon is responsible for service charge budget preparation and management and implementing the client business plans for their property investments.

Nicky Steele
Nicky Steele

Nicky is responsible for managing Beacon Wood’s marketing and advertising, and managing the office. She has 20 years experience of business administration and office management in a commercial property and legal environment, and brings with her a wealth of organisational skills.

Georgios Kordelas
Georgios Kordelas

Development Manager

Georgios is a qualified architect, having graduated in 1992 from Kunstakademie Dusseldorf in Germany. His primary focus is the management of the design and delivery of large complex projects, throughout Europe. He has worked on the Opernturm and Access Towers in Frankfurt and Nexus Place, a 24,000 sq m office development in central London whilst working with Tishman Speyer. In addition he oversaw the refurbishment of the High Rise "Emporio" a 24-storey, 40,000 sq m office building and 325 key hotel in a landmark building in Hamburg.

His present responsibilities include the design development of a 240 key hotel and 8,500 sq m office building in central London, and overseeing feasibilities for prospective developments.