Head of investment at Vail Williams (VW) Richard Dawtrey has been elected chairman of the 100 Property Club in London.

Mr Dawtry, who is a Vail Williams partner, succeeds Tim Baker, director responsible for investment strategy at Milton Group.

The new chairman was introduced at the organisation’s annual meeting and 78th club lunch, held at the RAF Club in Piccadilly, London this month.

The club, primarily a social and networking organisation for property professionals, has raised more than £1 million for charity and donated 53 minibuses to schools for children with special needs since 1986.

Members have to be working in London or the Home Counties. Mr Dawtry, who has been a club member since 2017, said: “I am honoured to have been made chairman of such a distinguished and unique organisation which is the heartbeat of the property industry in London.

“My aim is to continue the good work of my predecessors in the hot seat, including Vail Williams’ James Lacey and Steve New, in delivering thought-provoking events, technical tours and social networking occasions for my industry colleagues.

“I shall also be taking up the challenge of carrying on with the incredible fund-raising activities of the 100 Property Club and in my year in office we shall be raising funds for The Humanitarian Aid Fund GB.”

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