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  • Ray Withers

    Ray Withers

    Chief Executive / Co-Founder
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    Ray Withers

    Chief Executive / Co-Founder

    Ray studied Business and Engineering at Warwick University, and worked in London before moving into Management Consultancy (which brought him to Oxford). Ray founded Property Frontiers in 2004, and is still heavily involved in the overall strategy of the business and ensures we continue to pioneer our product and services and maintain our reputation as leaders in the market.

    Ray is focused on developing three key attributes at Property Frontiers: that we pioneer the very best and most innovative property investments, create wealth for all our stakeholders, and build a reputation in the industry for doing both of these properly, over and over again.

    Ray co-authored the best-selling property investment guide "Where to buy property abroad" and was a founding member of the AIPP (Association of International Property Professionals) and sat on the Board for several years. The AIPP aims to self-regulate and bring greater professionalism into the industry. Ray is also Founder, Trustee and keen supporter of the Frontiers Foundation and has been directly involved with many of its projects.

    When Ray isn't working or travelling (which isn't very often), he relaxes by watching rugby and motorsport and spending time with his growing family. Rumour has it that he's learning how to fly too - but we don't think it's a good idea to clip his wings too soon.

    Call me on +44 1865 900 551

  • Marcus Vassiliou

    Marcus Vassiliou

    Global Distribution Director
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    Marcus Vassiliou

    Global Distribution Director

    Marcus has worked in the international property market for over 11 years, including a previous stint at Property Frontiers. Marcus now returns as Sales Director bringing experience and additional market knowledge to the team.

    Marcus ensures that the sales teams in London and Oxford maintain the company’s high standards of practice and ethics and focus on building long-term relationships with the clients with whom they interact.

    A father of two young girls, outside of the office, Marcus spends much of his time having dolly’s tea parties, wearing tiaras and playing princess and unicorn games with his children. He also loves going to the gym, running and amateur dramatics, having starred in recent productions of The Crucible and Midsummer Night’s Dream as a member of his local amateur theatre group.

    Call me on +44 1865 900 557

  • Chelsea Battle

    Chelsea Battle

    Digital Marketing Associate
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    Chelsea Battle

    Digital Marketing Associate

    Chelsea graduated with BA (Hons) in Marketing from Bournemouth University. She has enjoyed working in Marketing and Communications since graduating, with experience in the not-for-profit, travel and education sectors. This has enabled her to develop a strong eye for detail and grow her interest in marketing even further. She is very excited about her new position at Property Frontiers and seeks a long and successful career within the organisation.


    Outside of the office, Chelsea lives with a group of friends and can be found snuggled up watching a film or enjoying an evening out. She likes to keep active and has huge passion for travelling and enjoying other cultures.

    Call me on +44 1865 338 089

  • Paul Avery

    Paul Avery

    Global Research Analyst
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    Paul Avery

    Global Research Analyst

    Paul graduated with MA (Hons) in English and Classics from the University of St Andrews. He then went on to study for a masters in Comparative Literature at Utrecht University in the Netherlands, during which time he also spent a term at the University of California: Los Angeles.

    He has always had an interest in property, working in a PR company for sustainable buildings after university. Well-equipped after his studies Paul also acted as a ghost writer for a book about sustainable house building and edited a book about the Portuguese modernist poet, Fernando Pessoa. Realising his passion for travel, Paul then moved to Swaziland, a landlocked country in between South Africa and Mozambique, where he laboured on a building site.

    Following this he moved to New York with his partner and worked in an independent bookshop. Well-read and well-travelled he has now settled in Oxford, as our Global Research Analyst. When he’s out of the office Paul reads a lot of books, plays racket sports and cooks a mean curry.

    Call me on 01865 338 085

  • Kirsty Rose

    Kirsty Rose

    Operations Director
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    Kirsty Rose

    Operations Director

    Having trained at the Oxford Media & Business School, Kirsty has spent the past decade working in various sectors including charity/not-for-profit, public and corporate. Joining Property Frontiers in January 2015, after three years as EA to the Director of Strategy & Planning in the NHS, Kirsty acts as the right hand person to Ray. She wears many hats within the office but aims to ensure Ray is as effective as possible and to keep him on schedule… not always an easy thing.

    Away from the office, Kirsty enjoys hanging out with her family, reading and going shopping. She also likes to bake to relax… although we are still waiting to see the results!

    Call me on +44 1865 900 553

  • Oliver Taheri

    Oliver Taheri

    Global Property Investment Consultant
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    Oliver Taheri

    Global Property Investment Consultant

    Oliver has been investing in property since the age of 18, and now owns his own portfolio of Buy To Let properties throughout the UK with his wife.

    Prior to joining Property Frontiers, Oliver has worked in a number of managerial and consultancy roles in various sectors - Coffee Shops, Beauty Salons and Crowdfunding.

    Oliver’s works closely with clients to structure the best investing strategy for each individual investor. He is keen on finding the right investment for his clients, as there’s no such thing as one size fits all.

    Outside of the office Oliver is a big fan of theatre and film, a football fan (Leicester City) and likes to travel - in particular Asia, and would like to see Property Frontiers open an office in Singapore one day…

    Call me on 02038567770

  • Naghza Khokhar

    Naghza Khokhar

    Financial Controller
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    Naghza Khokhar

    Financial Controller

    With over 20 years of experience working in various finance roles, Nags is a great addition to the finance team at PF. She trained in public practice with a firm of chartered accountants and is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants. In 2014 Nags achieved the Prince 2 accreditation in project management. 

    Working in the shipping, trading and transport industries, her most recent role saw her move to Singapore to take on the challenge of Chief Financial Officer. With a range of experience, Nags has lead teams of up to 20 as well as manging her own business.

    Outside of the office, Nags lives with her four year old son Ameer.  She is a Chair at a local pre-school and can be found organising fundraising activities. She enjoys travelling with Singapore being her favourite destination.

    Call me on +44 1865 338 086

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