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James Wragg
Phone: +44 7557 024 194
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01/10/2016 Estates Gazette - University Challenger Charlie Vaughan-Lee

08/09/2016 Insider Media - Student Property Provider Raises £200m

08/09/2016 Letting Agent Today - Student Cribs Will Expand Its Portfolio by 500 Properties

07/09/2016 Real Business - Student Cribs Raises £200m

07/09/2016 Property Week - Student Cribs Raises £200m to Expand Portfolio

22/08/2016 Bisnow - Professional Cribs Co-living

11/08/2016 York Press - York Best Place to Invest in Housing

13/10/2015 Buzzfeed - The Most Incredible Student Houses

20/09/2015 Sunday Times - Top Spots For Landlords

11/12/2015 Office Snapshots - The Student Cribs Office

04/09/2015 The Times - Students Strive For A High Degree Of Luxury

15/03/2015 Charlie Philips of Student Cribs - My Favourite Apps

04/02/2015 The tech-savvy Londoners finding innovative ways to solve the capital's housing crisis - Evening Standard, Homes & Properties

10/09/2014 Charlie Vaughan-Lee of Student Cribs - My Web The Good Web Guide

05/09/2014 Hot Property - Living in a Student?

26/09/2009 The Telegraph - Staying In Good Digs Or A Place Fit For Pigs?

04/11/2011 Property Week - Early Bloomers: What does it take to get a start up off the ground?

20/10/2011 First Eleven - Dig it! Why invest in Student Accommodation?


15/07/2016 Charlie Vaughan-Lee Nominated for Estates Gazette Rising Star Award

03/06/2016 Student Cribs Win Best Durham Student Landlord - NESHA

27/05/2016 Estates Gazette - Student Cribs shortlisted for 'Residential Company Of The Year'

14/04/2016 BPF Tomorrows Leader Award - Charlie Vaughan Lee

19/09/2015 Estates Gazette - Student Cribs shortlisted for 'Specialist Company Of The year'

The Team

Student Cribs provide high quality student houses, student housing and student lettings across the UK.  We have student houses in Nottingham, Exeter, Manchester, Leeds, Durham, Loughborough, Cirencester, Liverpool, Bristol, York, London and Oxford.  Student Cribs was 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 180 properties in 12 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 he most out of your accommodation at university.

Charlie Vaughan-Lee
Charlie Vaughan-Lee CEO Charlie founded Student Cribs in 2003 whilst studying at Bristol.When house hunting during his first term at Bristol, Charlie was frustrated by local agents who refused to let him rent a nice house because he was a student. Charlie rounded up some investors and bought 3 properties in his first year, he refurbished them to a good standard and let them to some very happy friends –Student Cribs was born! 200 properties later Charlie now has ambitious plans for the company’s expansion and aims to become the biggest provider of 2nd and 3rd year bed spaces in the student accommodation market by 2018.
Carl Williams
Carl Williams Executive Director Carl studied at UWE and has a MBA from Westminster. In conjunction to his academic background Carl also possesses decades of experience within the student property sector. When he's not at work you'll catch him running or watching the footie! 
Romesh Jeyaseelanayagam
Romesh Jeyaseelanayagam CFO Romesh qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Ernst & Young in 2000. He then spent a number of years at Bunzl plc where he worked in various senior finance roles. Romesh moved on to become Finance Director at London Bio Packaging. He joined Student Cribs in May 2010 where it only took 5 months for him to successfully teach everyone how to spell his surname.
Tom Ferber
Tom Ferber Development Director Tom was a tenant of the first Student Crib in Leeds back in 2006. He joined the company in 2008, immediately after completing his undergraduate degree 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 Development Director. In 2014 Tom graduated from two years part time study at London South Bank University with a PGDip in Building Surveying. Tom is in charge of Student Cribs refurbishments which has earned him the nickname ‘The Refurber’. 
Max Allison-Wright
Max Allison-Wright Head of Investment Max has been working in real estate for the past nine years, and joined SC in 2012. Having graduated from Cambridge University in 2006, he is now a chartered member of the RICS specialising in residential property practice. Max’s main role at SC is the acquisition of property. Over the past five years of his career, Max has invested £116 million through the acquisition and refurbishment of student accommodation. He aims to exceed the £200 million mark within the next two years.
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!
Jamie Morris
Jamie Morris Head of Sales Jamie studied at Bristol University of West of England and is responsible for letting all of our amazing Cribs. He is also the mastermind behind the interior design of our new developments. When Jamie is in London, he can usually be found at Stamford Bridge cheering on his beloved Blues
Alex Harrison
Alex Harrison Development Manager Alex studied architecture at Central St Martins. He worked within an architecture firm two years previous to joining Student Cribs. Alex helps Tom with the design and delivery of newly acquired properties. 
James Wragg
James Wragg Marketing Manager James joined Student Cribs in 2015 straight after graduating from the the University of Brighton. James cut his marketing teeth selling ski trips to students - he has a passion for data! 
Gary Sheekey
Gary Sheekey Maintenance Manager Gary is our fantastic maintenance manager. No job is too small for Sheekey! At the weekends you'll catch him at the boxing or having a punt on the races. 
Olivia Hopkins
Olivia Hopkins 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!

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