Chris Wingrave, Audit Partner

I am an Audit Partner with over 20 years’ experience of providing business assurance and advisory services to a wide range of companies, with a focus on the real estate sector. I am a member of BDO’s national real estate and construction team and jointly lead this sector for BDO South East. I enjoy building strong relationships with my clients in order to understand them and their businesses and deliver technical excellence and commercial knowledge that is of real value.

My real estate clients range from large FTSE and AIM listed corporates and private equity backed international groups, to real estate investment managers with multiple privately held onshore or offshore funds under management. A real estate focus keeps me at the forefront of developments within this sector and enables me to support my clients as they navigate emerging issues. I also work with clients from other sectors, such as professional sports, private education and professional services, which provides insights into developments within the wider business landscape, enabling me to share best practice across my entire client base.

Alongside my audit work, I have supported my clients through a range of complex transactions, including Urban&Civic’s reverse acquisition of Terrace Hill, Max Property Group’s sale of its property portfolio to Blackstone and the listings of Secure Income REIT and Supermarket Income REIT on the London Stock Exchange. I am passionate about developing our people and act as a counselling manager or coach to a number of individuals within the business, as well as providing real estate specific training to colleagues. 

Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my wife and two young boys, exploring the local countryside and travelling further afield whenever possible. I am a keen follower of most professional sports.