DRIP REIT is managed by Drum Real Estate Investment Management (DREIM). DREIM take an entrepreneurial yet prudent approach to real estate, investing with a clear focus on acquiring high quality assets across the UK which provide good value, healthy cash flow and significant capital and income growth potential for DRIP REIT.
DRIP REIT has a differentiated investment strategy targeting regional, smaller-sized lots, which offer opportunity to add value. DREIM’s asset management strategy will drive rental growth and maximise additional income opportunities, offering investors an attractive blend of income return and capital growth.
Bryan Sherriff was responsible for the initial investment concept and is main point of contact for DREIM. With over 28 years’ experience across all commercial property sectors Bryan has a track record of investment and development management acting as principle and joint venture partner for a number of institutional and private investors. The role includes identifying the opportunities and securing finance for the REIT.
Along with his role for DREIM Bryan is a Non-Executive Director for West Lothian Housing Partnership, part of the Wheatley Group.
Graeme Bone is the founder and principal shareholder of Drum Property Group, and has over twenty years experience in the financing and delivery of complex land assembly, development and investment projects for blue-chip national and International occupiers. The award-winning Group currently has projects under development throughout the UK across the business space, retail, industrial and residential sectors with an end value of over £1billion, as well as being one of the largest residential landlords in Scotland.
Stuart Oag qualified as a Chartered Accountant with KPMG, Stuart has over twenty years’ of finance and property experience with particular experience in the setting and implementation of corporate strategy, finance, company and property acquisitions and disposals. Stuart has secured over £500 million of finance over that period, with all the major banking groups, and the institutional market and was responsible for a significant number of acquisitions and disposals across both the property and corporate sectors, ranging from £500,000 to over £70 million in scope.
Hugh Little (Chairman) qualified as a chartered accountant in 1982. In 1986 he joined Aberdeen Asset Management (AAM) and from 1990 to 2006 oversaw the growth of the private equity business before moving in to the corporate team as Head of Acquisitions. Mr Little retired from AAM in 2015, since then he has become chairman of CLAN Cancer Support, a director of Dark Matter Distillers Limited, and a governor of both Robert Gordon University and Robert Gordon’s College. Mr Little won the ‘Non-Executive Director of the Year’ award at the Institute Of Directors, Scotland awards ceremony held in May 2019.
Andrew Laing (Chair of Audit Committee) qualified as a lawyer working in commercial law from 1977 to 1983. He entered the investment sector as a private equity investment manager in 1983 before joining Aberdeen Asset Managers (AAM) in 1986. During his time at AAM, Mr Laing managed a number of Investment trusts eventually becoming deputy CEO and retiring in 2019. The large international property team at AAM reported to him for some years providing him with a wide ranging understanding of property investment issues.
Alan Robertson is a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (FRICS) with over 35 years experience of working in the commercial real estate sector. He held posts as managing director of JLL in both Scotland and Turkey before taking up the post of CEO of JLL in the Middle East and North Africa region from which he retired on 31 March 2018. He is a director of Struan Property Limited and is a member of the Court of Heriot Watt University.