Our Team

We are a diverse group of professionals who are passionate about property, with a commitment to innovation and doing things a little differently.

Arshad Bhatti

Chief Executive Officer

The founder of Apex Housing Group, Arshad is responsible for developing the business plan and delivering consistent growth. He is passionate about delivering innovative methods to help London’s housing shortage, founding Apex Housing Solutions in 2009 and Apex Airspace in 2015. He utilises a hands-on and personable approach to provide day-to-day operational and personnel direction, ensuring functional efficiency and sustainability across the company.

Chris Phillips


The Chairman of Apex Housing Group since 2017, Chris has over 40 years’ senior executive experience in the London and European property and investment markets. He became the first managing director of Colliers Capital and holds a range of non-executive chairman positions in both the private and public sectors. He currently chairs Places for People which owns and manages 201k properties and is one of the UK’s most diverse affordable housing businesses, as well as Soho Social Housing Reit, TriplePoint and private developer, London & Newcastle.

Andrew Powell

Finance Director

Andrew joined as Finance Director in June 2019 and has extensive property experience working in both the public and private sector, most recently spending the previous 12 years in senior finance positions within Morgan Sindall Group plc. He takes responsibility for the overall financial strategy, leading the financial aspects of all of our activities, including driving business efficiencies through system integration.

Jessica Zoutsos

Jessica Zoutsos

Jessica advises the company on financial and strategic initiatives, while also managing external shareholders. She is an advisor to a range of UK based companies, working with pre-revenue start-ups to FTSE-listed corporates, advising on capital structure, acquisitions and fundraising. She has also sat on the boards of a number of SMEs operating across the technology, business services and consumer sectors.

Rahul Satsangi

Investment Director

Rahul joined the Apex Board in June 2018 and has been part of BGF (formerly the Business Growth Fund) since July 2017, leading on the origination, appraisal and execution of new investment opportunities. He represents BGF on the board of several portfolio companies, with a focus on the Business Support Services sector. Prior to BGF, Rahul was part of the investment team at Rutland Partners and spent five years at PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Mohammad Shoaib Khwaja

Head of Operations & Lettings

Mohammad provides operations direction across the company and is responsible for managing delivery including the internal acquisition, property management and maintenance teams. He has an extensive background stretching across 20 years in the London property market, working for a number of Local Authorities including Waltham Forest, Lewisham, Camden, Westminster, Barnet and Watford.

Abishake KC

Head of Finance

Responsible for all financial aspects of Apex Housing Group, Abi’s focus is on running the company’s finance department in a smooth, transparent and efficient manner – working closely with a range of stakeholders and providing regular insights to the senior management team. A strong believer in a healthy work life balance, Abi’s positive and optimistic approach is a major asset to the company.

Farhat Saeed

Senior Property Manager

As the senior member of the property management team, Farhat works closely with a range of local authorities to provide emergency housing solutions. He maintains effective relationships with all of the company’s landlords and is also responsible for managing the property maintenance team and any issues experienced by the company’s breadth of tenants.

Mark Kolcular

Senior Marketing Manager

With over 10 years’ experience in marketing and brand development, Mark leads the marketing function at Apex, managing all corporate communications, creative output and the strategic marketing plan for each of Apex’s developments. He has previously held senior marketing roles at award-winning developer Fruition Properties and global real-estate advisory Knight Frank.

Riz Rai

Acquisitions Team Manager

Riz has been part of the Apex property team since 2015 and is responsible for managing the acquisitions team, procuring properties from Landlords and Estate Agents across Greater London. He adopts a hands-on and personable approach to all of his clients, and has a breadth of property management experience having worked as an independent consultant and for a range of other property businesses.

Daria Preis

Business Development Manager

Daria draws on her extensive experience across consultancy, brand management, and business development. Daria works across our business portfolio to maintain compliancy and acts as our key point of contact between Apex Housing Solutions and London borough councils.

Muhammed Yousaf

Business Development Manager

Yousaf joined our team as a Business Development Manager after completing a Masters degree in Business Management. He effectively utilises his MSc to maintain positive company partnerships with tenants, landlords, agents and councils.

Harry Patterson

Property Acquisition Consultant

A specialist in acquisition, Harry manages the procurement of properties across London, developing and maintaining relationships with a range of multi landlords and high street agents. He has previously worked for several high street agents in both sales and lettings, including Barnard Marcus , Townends and Haarts.

Dharmen Chetty

Property Manager

Responsible for managing the company’s properties in South London, Dharmen has over 20 years’ experience in property management, half of which were spent working for variety of a local authorities. He is well placed to provide efficient property management solutions having previously worked on both sides of the fence. Dharmen is a specialist in compliance and is HHSRS qualified.

Nhut Vu Luong

Research and Development Analyst

Nhut conducts financial modelling and analysis for future and current developments with a strong emphasis on meticulous research and continual data monitoring. He has previously worked in commodities trading where he built a regional team to develop and manage a portfolio of large-scale renewable energy projects in South East Asia, valued at over £300 million.

Hina Kazmi

Assistant Accountant

A graduate from the University of Westminster with First Class Honours in Accounting and Management, Hina joined the company in March 2019. Motivated, ambitious and always with a smile on her face, she is a key member of the accounts team and assists with the day-to-day running of the business.

Sophie Bjorholm Lewis

Marketing Assistant

A graduate from the London School of Economics, Sophie is a key member of the marketing team and works across all communication aspects of the business. She also assists with executing the strategic marketing plans for each of our developments. Before joining the team, Sophie worked for a public relations agency.

Seher Sohail


After completing her A Levels, Seher joined the Apex team to handle our administration. Her role includes managing the utilities and council tax for our properties and assisting with the management of the internal administrative tasks for the company.

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