RRE Team

Meet Rigby Real Estate’s highly skilled and experienced leadership team

Rigby Real Estate – Biographies

Steve Rigby

Steve Rigby is Chief Operating Officer for the Rigby Group.

Steve heads up the group’s Real Estate and Financial Services divisions. He is also responsible for finance, M&A and the family office investment portfolio.

Steve sits on the boards of Technology and Airport businesses and chairs the boards of Rigby & Rigby, Rigby Technology Investments, Rigby Private Equity and Rigby Capital, the group’s financial services business.

Steve has three children and splits his time between London and his home in the Midlands and is a keen polo player.

Rigby Real Estate – Biographies

Michael Murray

Mike joined Rigby Real Estate as Commercial Real Estate Director in May 2017 to lead the future expansion of the Group’s growing national property portfolio.

With over 25 years’ commercial experience in property acquisition, development, management, and investment, most recently with a regeneration specialist FTSE 250 company, Mike has extensive experience of strategic planning and delivery of large and complex regeneration schemes.

He was responsible for leading a diverse professional team delivering one of the largest regeneration mixed use schemes in the UK at Longbridge, Birmingham. He also had a strategic involvement in several other schemes which have seen the development of over 2 million square feet of buildings and 1,00 homes.

Mike has an interest in the opportunities and challenges affecting regeneration including national and local policy, strategic and political developments.

Rigby Real Estate – Biographies

Richard Seal

Richard joined the Group in 1993 to manage the Group’s property portfolio and acquire sites and retails units along with associated fitting out and statutory compliance for Byte Computer Superstores.

Richard has been involved in the significant growth of the Group acquisition and disposal of all commercial property (operations and investment), town planning, property development, construction and management. Richard is responsible for property and premises in all sectors of the Group businesses, and manages an in house team of 17 staff dedicated towards property development, construction management, facilities management and estate management.

Richard’s previous roles include employment with PLC development company and Institution dedicated to property investment. 

Rigby Real Estate – Biographies

Manny dos Santos

Manny is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales, and worked within the audit practices of two Big Four accountancy firms in South Africa and the UK.
Manny joined Rigby Group in 2001, and his previous roles included Group Financial Controller. He was responsible for group statutory reporting and taxation, and was also involved in a wide range of areas, including mergers and acquisitions.  
Manny is the finance director of Rigby Real Estate, responsible for financial management.

Rigby Real Estate – Biographies

Iain Johnson

Iain studied part time at the School of Architecture where he developed a keen interest in 3Dimensional Communication and spatial perception. He gained a 1st Class Honors Degree and several design awards. He went on to become a part time visiting Tutor and Critique and continues to be involved in delivering the undergraduate course. Previously Iain worked in an Urban Design Team completing a variety of complex projects internationally including multi-site large masterplanning and sustainable schemes.

In 2010 he joined Rigby & Rigby as Design Director, and now looks after development, architecture and interior design, he has gained extensive experience in working on multi million pound residential schemes.

Rigby Real Estate – Biographies

Wayne Stokes

Wayne began his construction career on a full time apprenticeship achieving a distinction in carpentry and joinery. He now has over 30 years’ experience in the industry. Prior to joining Rigby & Rigby Wayne was Construction Director of a Midlands property company with a £28 million annual turnover.

In 2006 Wayne joined Rigby & Rigby as Construction Director and now manages a team of over 150 people including Quantity Surveyors, Architects, Technicians, Project Managers and general Site Staff. To-date Rigby & Rigby have developed 100 super prime residential properties in central London. His depth of construction knowledge and his consistent, self-imposed, high finishing standards have proved invaluable.


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