Gary McCausland is an established property developer, businessman and television presenter - having fronted three series of Channel 5’s 'How to be a Property Developer', Property Developing Abroad (Granada) and Axe The Agent? (BBC1).
He is a former member of the Sky News Money Panel and appears regularly on programmes such as Newsnight, BBC Breakfast, C4 news, Sky News and FIVE news. In 2008 he published his first book, How to Make a Million from Property (Anova, 2008).
Straight-talking, with an intuitive knowledge of the property market second to none, Gary is a successful entrepreneur and property developer. He was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland and grew up in a town called Dungannon throughout the troubles in the 70s and 80s. He is the eldest of seven siblings, two girls & five boys, and is no stranger to hardship.
It was during these days that the first dreams of being a property developer were born and he obtained a BSc (Hons) Upper Class Second in Estate Management and a Post Graduate Diploma in Accountancy with commendation from the University of Ulster. He qualified as a Chartered Property Surveyor (RICS) in 1995. He presently sits as a Director on the Foundation Board of the University of Ulster.
From 1992 to 2001, Gary worked his way up the corporate ladder, first as a Management Accountant (CIMA) and then as a Property Manager for Cable and Wireless, taking on a senior UK Management role from 1993 - 1998. He then moved to US telecoms giant MCI and became their International Estate's Manager from 1998-2000. Finally, he worked for the Carlyle Group as their European Property Sales Director until 2001.
Gary comments: "After around ten years on the corporate ladder, buying & selling literally hundreds of blue chip properties across the world, it was time to fulfil my own ambitions". He founded the Richland Group, based in Berkeley Square, London in 2001, which develops luxury residential and commercial property.
Together with his younger brother, he also co-founded the award-winning Kingly Club, a members only nightclub in London’s Soho district.