Crestbridge appoints new London head

Real estate accounting and tax specialist Paul Windsor has been promoted to managing director and head of the fund administrator’s London office.

Crestbridge has promoted Paul Windsor to managing director and head of its London office.

Windsor replaces former London head Steven Morrice, who has left the firm, according to a spokesman for Crestbridge.

Windsor joined the fund administrator as partner from the real estate division of tax and accounting firm WSM, which merged with Crestbridge when it opened its London office in December last year.

He has more than 30 years’ experience in real estate and tax matters. During his tenure, he has advised UK developers and contractors as well as international investment funds, according to a statement from Crestbridge. Prior to joining WSM, Windsor qualified as a charted accountant with KPMG.

In his new role, Windsor will be responsible for the firm’s UK-focused business development activity, growth strategy and performance.

“Paul has played a key role in the success of our London office since its establishment late last year and I’m delighted that he will now head up our team in the City. He carries vast experience and knowledge in the accountancy industry, specifically in the real estate sector, which will undoubtedly prove hugely valuable in providing clients and advisors with convenient access to Crestbridge’s services and support,” Graeme McArthur, Crestbridge’s chief executive said in the statement.

Crestbridge provides accounting, reporting and administration services from the London outpost, responding to specific client demand for UK-based real estate administration.

The fund administrator operates in four locations, including its existing offices in Jersey, Luxembourg and Cayman. Real estate assets account for more than $20 billion of the firm’s total $60 billion in assets under administration.