Trevor Osborne has developed many buildings over the past forty years and is an expert in the field of buildings of architectural and historic interest. His expertise has included membership of the Montague Committee which produced early advice in the form of “British Historic Buildings – a Policy for Future Use”, membership of the Historic Buildings Advisory Board (a predecessor of English Heritage) and as a member of the Royal Opera House Development Board he achieved negotiated consents for the rebuilding of the Covent Garden Opera House.
His interest in mixed use is evident in his role as the founding chairman of His Royal Highness, the Prince of Wales’s Urban Villages Forum. He is currently a Council Member of the Georgian Group, a Trustee of the Royal Fine Art Commission Trust, a Director of the Academy of Urbanism and the Chairman of the Advisory Board of South East Excellence. The Group’s philosophy is to engage and be involved in the communities in which it operates. In Oxford Trevor is a Court Member and Visiting Fellow at Oxford Brooks University.
In Buxton he is a board member of Buxton Festival and is heavily engaged in promoting the Opera House, The University of Derby and local organisations. In Bournemouth he is a member of the Advisory Board of the University Business School and in Bath a member of the Bath Initiative and Greater Bath Ltd.
Andrew Ryan RIBA MAPM
Director, Andrew Ryan, trained as an Architect at the Universities of Bath and Portsmouth. Qualifying in 1991, he has worked on a number of significant projects in London and the South East. His experience includes complex mixed use projects, retail, commercial and residential schemes. Andrew is a former Director of EPR Architects Ltd.
In September 2004 Andrew was persuaded to leave EPR to join the Trevor Osborne Property Group. He now works as Development Director on a number of the projects for the group and was responsible for the multi-award winning Oxford Castle Heritage Project and Malmaison Hotel.
After leaving Gordonstoun School, Scotland in the mid 1980’s and before attending University, I spent time working in the catering, farming and construction industries – I am a qualified carpenter & joiner. From 1994-98, I attended a BSc degree course in Urban Estate Management at South Bank University, where I graduated with first class honours.
My training to become a Chartered Surveyor involved a year with Capital & Counties plc and a year with CB Hillier Parker in the West End professional department working mainly on the Crown and BP Estates in Mayfair. Following qualification as a Chartered Surveyor I spent the next 10 years or so working as a Fund Manager with CB Richard Ellis Investors, where I was responsible for several pension fund portfolios each with values in excess of £100m. I completed the Investment Management Certificate to become an FSA approved person in 2002.
This was all in preparation for joining Trevor Osborne in December 2009, someone known to me for many years through my late father John Davis who was Trevor’s solicitor since the beginning of his career and throughout the ‘Speyhawk Years’.