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The Team About Student Cribs Team

We provide high quality accommodation for students looking for the best standard of living at university. Founded by Charlie Vaughan-Lee, and born out of frustration due to the endless amounts of average properties available for students! Student Cribs has been reinventing university living since the early noughties.

We offer stylish and contemporary properties with the most modern facilities, Student Cribs are kitted out with double beds, a flat screen TV, super-fast broadband, dishwasher, washer / dryer and an American style fridge freezer as standard. You will definitely feel at home in one of our Cribs!

We know at times everyone needs a helping hand whether it’s a maintenance issue or a simple question of how to work the washing machine, we have dedicated Crib managers to look after our tenants and Cribs in each city ensuring the highest quality standards are maintained.

At the moment we have a successful portfolio of over 120 properties in 11 towns and cities across the UK.  We are based in West London with a team comprised of university graduates (young and old) ensuring we understand how our tenants' needs evolve (check out your Student Cribs team below).  We love what we do and work hard every day to make sure you get the most out of your accommodation at university.

Mark Lyness
Mark Lyness Head of Management Mark studied in London and since then has worked in residential property. Mark is responsible for overseeing the smooth running of our dedicated Crib management team and is the go to person for any maintenance issues. One of Mark's hobbies which is listed on his CV is going out for dinner. He can be found dining out on most weekends - feel free to ask him for a recommendation on where to eat in London!
Nick Goodwin
Nick Goodwin Crib Manager Nick studied Property Agency and Marketing at the Royal Agricultural University and used to be one of our tenants! He knows first-hand what it is like to live in one of our Cribs and is well suited to be one of the Crib Manager. Nick is the person to call if you have a question about your house. Nick has recently signed up to Borrow My Doggy and can be regularly found on Clapham Common with a French Bulldog named Amy!
Olivia Scarborough-Lewis
Olivia Scarborough-Lewis Crib Manager Olivia studied Retail Management and Hospitality Management Studies at Oxford Brookes and has an array of experience across different industries. Olivia deals with the compliance side of the properties and ensures that all of our Cribs are safe and sound for you to live in. Olivia is one of the best at multi-tasking and also supports the other Crib Managers look after ours Cribs. Olivia keeps the postman busy with her addiction to online shopping!
Piera Gelardi
Piera Gelardi Head of Lettings and Marketing Piera studied Business and Marketing Management at Oxford Brookes and has a background in client relations. Piera is responsible for marketing and letting all of our Cribs. During the letting season her moto is "Love to let, live to let!"
Mathanki Thirukaran
Mathanki Thirukaran Management Accountant Mathanki studied Accounting & Finance at the University of Colombo, Sri Lanka and London Metropolitan University. Mathanki is responsible for the smooth day to day running of the Finance activities. Mathanki has a passion for baking and is considered the Mary Berry of Student Cribs!
Catrina John
Catrina John Assistant Accountant and Office Manager Catrina studied Accounting and Finance at London Metropolitan University. Catrina is responsible for the accounting transactions and is the one to ask if you have any questions about your rental payments. In her spare time Catrina shows some real flare at her favourite hobby - belly dancing!
Tom Ferber
Tom Ferber Head of Development Tom was a tenant of the first Student Crib in Leeds back in 2006. He joined the company in 2008, immediately after finishing at Leeds University. Initially he managed the portfolio. After the launch of the Fund 1, Tom's focus shifted to acquisitions and development and he is now Head of Development. Tom is currently studying part time at London South Bank University for a Masters in Building Surveying.
Jamie Morris
Jamie Morris Development Manager Jamie studied at Bristol University of West of England and is responsible for the interior design of our Cribs. Look out for some interesting features in our new Cribs! When Jamie is in London, he can usually be found at Stamford Bridge cheering on his beloved Blues
Max Allison-Wright
Max Allison-Wright Head of Investment Max joined SC in July 2012, having gained seven years of experience working with a competitor in the private student housing market. He studied at Southampton University and then at Cambridge University, focusing primarily on historic buildings and surveying. In his former role as Acquisitions Manager, Max represented clients at LaSalle Investment Management buying residential portfolios and former commercial buildings for conversion with a GDC of approximately L11 million. Max will be continuing this type of work with SC, and is RICS qualified in residential property practice, specialising in residential survey.
Ian Chan
Ian Chan Investment Manager Ian is a member of our investment team who joined us straight out of university, having studied economics and finance at the University of Bristol. Ian is primarily responsible for investor relations and finding properties for us to buy but recently he has also played a role in fundraising. Although he loves his job with us Ian's true ambition lies in competition eating!
Romesh Jeyaseelanayagam
Romesh Jeyaseelanayagam CFO Romesh qualified as a Chartered Accountant at Ernst & Young in 2000. He then spent a number of years at Bunzl plc, where he worked in various financial roles including UK & Ireland Finance Controller. In 2008 he started as Finance Director of London Bio Packaging, a role which he continues on a part time basis. He came on board with Student Cribs in May 2010 and after 5 months had successfully taught everyone how to spell his surname.
Charlie Philip
Charlie Philip Managing Director Charlie joined Student Cribs as Managing Director in 2005, having studied at Exeter University. Charlie is responsible for the development of Student Cribs from 3 houses to the established portfolio it is today. She was instrumental in raising the first Student Crib Fund and in building the team. Charlie has made it clear what foods she does not like consumed in the office and whistling and foot tapping is a sure way to attract her attention.
Charlie Vaughan-Lee
Charlie Vaughan-Lee CEO Charlie founded Student Cribs in 2003 whilst studying at Bristol. Charlie has worked alongside Charlie Philip in developing the business over the past 5 years, including the successful launch of the first Student Crib Fund. His other business interest is in London Bio Packaging, where he's been a Director for 4 years. Charlie is well known in the quiet streets surrounding the office for his very loud motorbike.
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