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Property Investment Firm, Convivia, Expands Strategic Board with Appointment of David Craven

Experienced entrepreneur and investment manager, David Craven, has been appointed by property investment firm, Convivia, as Non-Executive Director of its Board.

Influenced by the Latin ‘Convivo’, meaning to ‘live at the same time’, Convivia was founded by successful Barrister and proven entrepreneur, Roy Ledgister, with a clear vision to establish an inspirational brand and property portfolio across the public and private sectors.

Chief Executive Officer of asset-backed business finance provider, Saffron Asset Finance and Chairman of DCD Media PLC, David boasts over 30 years of global business experience and in joining the Convivia Board, will play an instrumental role developing the group’s overall investment strategy.

In addition, David will be responsible for overseeing Convivia’s investment portfolios and commercial interests, whilst ensuring the business has the appropriate resources to achieve its long-term objectives.

Inspired by Convivia’s aim to create communities and drive meaningful change through the development of luxurious but accessible properties on a low risk investment model, David has already started working with Board members on the acquisition of multiple sites in strategic locations across the UK.

David Craven, new NED for Convivia confirmed: “Convivia is like no other property investment and development firm because it exists as a catalyst for change. Founded by an unrivalled team, its core purpose is to transform communities and change how people live and come together to have fun and enjoy the space available.

“This focus on bringing people together, creating fun and delivering excellence is imprinted in the Convivia DNA. I am, therefore, delighted and honoured to join this prestigious board, who are united in a common goal to lead the property investment and development world with a dynamic, bracing vision.”

Initially established in 2017, Convivia already has a number of sites under construction and recently launched its first investment vehicle. Issued under fundraising arm, Convivia Capital Management, the fund will raise £16 million over the next 12 months.

Roy Ledgister, Founder and CEO of Convivia, added: “Convivia aims to create a solid property investment portfolio underpinned by a spirit of conviviality, centred around experiential living. To achieve this, we need the very best people working with and supporting us, who understand our vision and are united in our drive for change. I am, therefore, excited to welcome David to the Board and know he will prove incredibly valuable as we continue to acquire and develop out sites across the UK.”

This was posted in Bdaily's Members' News section by John Stone .

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