Putting Nature at the heart
The Real Wild Estates Company
Maximising Biodiversity | Maximising Natural Capital | Maximising Yield
There is a growing recognition that sustainable investments in nature-based solutions to climate change diversify risk and offer attractive long-term investment returns.
As landowners, wealth managers, institutional investors and asset managers globally begin to benefit or invest in natural capital and biodiversity, they need a trusted partner who can:
Using our proprietary WILDnCAT tool, we can immediately evaluate the natural capital and investment return potential of any landscape, before supporting land management or acquisition.
We are leaders in environmental stewardship and the prevailing and emerging national regulatory frameworks.
We are domain experts in generating the conventional and unconventional income streams that maximise commercial yields alongside carbon & biodiversity gains.
Deliver Biodiversity Impact:
We offer quantitative and verified impact reporting, whether for biodiversity uplift, job creation, community support, monetary return and carbon sequestration.
UK STRATEGY FOCUS
ECOSYSTEM AND NATURE RECOVERY ALONGSIDE JOB CREATION AND COMMUNITY INTEGRATION
OUR Management TEAM
FOUNDER & MANAGING DIRECTOR
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Wildlife Conservationist, award-winning nature tourism entrepreneur and pioneer in nature based economics. He is the Founder and Chairman of the TOFTigers charity in India and a member of IUCN TAPAS group for global protected areas. Julian heads up the business and its operations.
HEAD OF NATURE RESTORATION
A passionate British conservationist and lifelong naturalist with a global outlook, and author of the Wainwright-prize winning manifesto for ecological restoration – Rebirding – Ben will lead on nature restoration across our properties and on specialist species reintroduction schemes, in liaison with a wide community of NGOs, farmers, foresters, landowners and the public.
ARCHIE EGAR MRICS
HEAD OF PROPERTY
An experienced rural chartered surveyor who has specialised in farms and estates since 2016. A keen conservationist and outdoor enthusiast, he is responsible for sourcing suitable purchase opportunities and for strategic property advice tailored for biodiversity and carbon benefit.
TASSILO VON HIRSCH
HEAD OF NATURAL CAPITAL
A former sustainability and climate change consultant at Deloitte and PwC, Tassilo developed and manages the company’s proprietary WILDnCAT assessment tool, with expertise in carbon markets and natural capital payments. He leads our natural capital assessment, valuation and policy work.
NATURE RESTORATION MANAGER
A passionate countryside manager who worked with landowners in the High Weald’s AONB and National Trust. Worked as land management adviser for both protected landscapes and the National Trust. He will be developing and overseeing our ambitious nature recovery strategy with clients.
With expertise in marketing, fund raising and research management within nature conservation and at Kew gardens, she recently qualified with an MSc in Global Biodiversity. She will be assisting in research, reporting and impact metrics alongside the ecological team.
An experienced office manager with expertise gained from a variety of business areas including Orange UK. She oversees the key financial, compliance and administrative functions on a day to day basis.
our Board Members
A distinguished career in the real estate agency business, concluded as Group CEO of Savills PLC, one of the world’s largest real estate service providers in 2018. He continues working in other Non Executive roles in this sector after being appointed as Chairman of the company in July 2021.
With 15 years if expertise in climate and conservation finance and the natural capital markets, she works for Mirova Natural Capital, and is their representative on the company’s board. Mirova, subsidiary of French asset manager Natixis, is a supportive shareholder of the company.
A distinguished career in investment banking and commodities with Rabobank and Credit Agricole before becoming MD of the new climate team at JPMorgan from 2005. Now a conservationist and a founder member of LEAF (Linking Environment and Farming) since 1992.
An investor with over 15 years’ experience across multiple asset classes and countries, having started his career at RWC Partners, managing one of the first renewable energy and carbon portfolios, and then focusing on sustainable and impact investing within private markets, from India to New Zealand.
BirdLife’s Regional Director for Europe and Central Asia, having previously been Conservation Director at both the RSPB and Plantlife International. Listed by BBC Wildlife Magazine as one of the most influential voices in UK’s conservation.
A pioneer in the early years of landscape scale nature restoration and species reintroduction on Knepp Wildlands in West Sussex he is now Head of Conservation at the innovative and conservation focused 25,000 acre Holkham estate in Norfolk and its 3500 acre nature reserve.
HEATHER DE HAES OAM
As passionate about conservation as she is about fine art and music, she runs a business in both fine art and luxury properties, alongside her role as an impact investor and conservation philanthropist in a number of parts of the world. She has been awarded the Order of Australia for her work.