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Discover the RBW story

About us

Discover the RBW story
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Executing new levels in luxury

RBW Estate’s knowledge and passion for luxury experiences is entirely unique within the industry and our expertise is applied at all stages of the development process.

We work with, represent and advise investors from around the world in some of most exciting global developments. RBW Estates have advised on and delivered a combined value of £20 billion in property developments globally within cities such as London, New York & Dubai.

Since opening our doors we have had the privilege of working with family offices and some of the most luxurious brands including the largest hotel & spa operators in the world, as well as members' club operators and luxury car manufacturers.
Our successful track-record includes a variety of landmark projects while our experience spans across sectors as diverse as offices, hotels, food and beverage, wellness spas, residential and members clubs. We’ve also consulted on a number of international luxury mixed-use schemes including mega projects consisting golf courses, hotels, villas, apartments, retail and marinas across Dubai and Europe.

With a hands-on approach and significant depth of experience we advise on, and deliver, industry defining projects in the most time and cost efficient ways possible while maintaining a focus on value creation. Our attention to detail and drive to supersede expectations helps us to achieve perfection in each and every project we undertake.

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Stephen cilia

MANAGING Director

RBW Estates was founded by Stephen and utilises his 20 years of development management experience across a diversity of low to high-end sectors, focusing on a particular specialism in luxury experience.

With an illustrious roster of prior directorships and real estate partnerships, Stephen has advised and delivered a combined value of over £20 billion of high-end developments internationally, in cities as diverse as London, New York, Brussels and Dubai.

Priding himself on a relentless passion and hands-on approach, Stephen always seeks to exceed his client’s and investor’s expectations. Drawing on his own experience and a global network of talent. Stephen leaves no stone unturned to achieve maximum added value for each and every project undertaken, while ensuring the utmost attention to detail across the board.

EDWARD DAVIES

Director of Hospitality & Residential

Joining us is Edward who has worked in the design world for nearly 20 years creating and delivering some of the most distinctive interiors globally. Edward began his career at design firm The G.A. Group where he quickly progressed through the ranks to become the Managing Director of the London Hospitality Office.

On each project Edward strikes the right balance between creativity, management, co-ordination and delivery.  He has a unique way of seeing spaces, recognising opportunity and has a passion for the entire design process in creating something unexpected, authentic and exceptional.

Edward has worked on award winning projects all over the world, across various sectors ranging from hotels, spas and restaurants, through to residential with a combined value in excess of £2 billion.  Such prestigious projects has meant he has worked with not only a number of luxury hotel operators such as Corinthia, SH Hotels, Belmond, Four Seasons and Accor as well as Spa operators such as ESPA, but also with clients at the highest level including Royalty, Heads of State and Chair-people across a variety of global markets and cultures. Prior to joining us, Edward also worked with RBW on a number of projects.

JAMES NEARY

DIRECTOR OF RETAIL & COMMERCIAL

James has, worked in commercial real estate for almost 20 years, primarily within large Family Offices.

Starting his career with Savills in London, he undertook strategic analysis, sales and acquisitions work, and was involved in over £2bn of transactions and headlease restructures.

As an Investment Manager he then worked for a Middle Eastern Family with a $4bn mixed-use portfolio, undertaking Asset Management, Development Management and Acquisitions and Disposal work.

James then headed up Investment & Development for a US based Swiss Family Office managing their £300m European portfolio focusing on Commercial real Estate.

Lastly, he set up the UK office of Hong Kong's most renowned real estate developers, Nan Fung. He built up a substantial portfolio in excess of £600m, highlight of which was the purchase and ongoing management of Regent's Quarter in King's Cross; a 3.5-acre mixed-use estate, in excess of £300m.

Stephen cilia

Director

RBW Estates was founded by Stephen and utilises his 20 years of development management experience across a diversity of low to high-end sectors, focusing on a particular specialism in luxury experience.

With an illustrious roster of prior directorships and real estate partnerships, Stephen has advised and delivered a combined value of over £20 billion of high-end developments internationally, in cities as diverse as London, New York, Brussels and Dubai.

Priding himself on a relentless passion and hands-on approach, Stephen always seeks to exceed his client’s and investor’s expectations. Drawing on his own experience and a global network of talent. Stephen leaves no stone unturned to achieve maximum added value for each and every project undertaken, while ensuring the utmost attention to detail across the board.

Stephen cilia

Managing Director

Director

RBW Estates was founded by Stephen and utilises his 20 years of development management experience across a diversity of low to high-end sectors, focusing on a particular specialism in luxury experience.

With an illustrious roster of prior directorships and real estate partnerships, Stephen has advised and delivered a combined value of over £20 billion of high-end developments internationally, in cities as diverse as London, New York, Brussels and Dubai.

Priding himself on a relentless passion and hands-on approach, Stephen always seeks to exceed his client’s and investor’s expectations. Drawing on his own experience and a global network of talent. Stephen leaves no stone unturned to achieve maximum added value for each and every project undertaken, while ensuring the utmost attention to detail across the board.

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EDWARD DAVIES

Director of Hospitality & Residential

Director

Edward has worked in the design world for nearly 20 years creating and delivering some of the most distinctive interiors globally. Edward began his career at design firm The G.A. Group where he quickly progressed through the ranks to become the Managing Director of the London Hospitality Office.

On each project Edward strikes the right balance between creativity, management, co-ordination and delivery.  He has a unique way of seeing spaces, recognising opportunity and has a passion for the entire design process in creating something unexpected, authentic and exceptional.

Edward has worked on award winning projects all over the world, across various sectors ranging from hotels, spas and restaurants, through to residential with a combined value in excess of £2 billion.  Such prestigious projects has meant he has worked with not only a number of luxury hotel operators such as Corinthia, SH Hotels, Belmond, Four Seasons and Accor as well as Spa operators such as ESPA, but also with clients at the highest level including Royalty, Heads of State and Chair-people across a variety of global markets and cultures. Prior to joining us, Edward also worked with RBW on a number of projects.

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JAMES NEARY

Director of Retail & Commercial

Director

James has, worked in commercial real estate for almost 20 years, primarily within large Family Offices.

Starting his career with Savills in London, he undertook strategic analysis, sales and acquisitions work, and was involved in over £2bn of transactions and headlease restructures.

As an Investment Manager he then worked for a Middle Eastern Family with a $4bn mixed-use portfolio, undertaking Asset Management, Development Management and Acquisitions and Disposal work.

James then headed up Investment & Development for a US based Swiss Family Office managing their £300m European portfolio focusing on Commercial real Estate.

Lastly, he set up the UK office of Hong Kong's most renowned real estate developers, Nan Fung. He built up a substantial portfolio in excess of £600m, highlight of which was the purchase and ongoing management of Regent's Quarter in King's Cross; a 3.5-acre mixed-use estate, in excess of £300m.

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Our passion
We pride ourselves on bringing a passion to everything we do, delivering industry defining projects across a diversity of sectors, creating luxury without limits in major cities around the world.
Stephen Cilia
managing Director
Our passion
We pride ourselves on bringing a passion to everything we do, delivering industry defining projects across a diversity of sectors, creating luxury without limits in major cities around the world.
Stephen Cilia
MANAGING Director
Our passion
We pride ourselves on bringing a passion to everything we do, delivering industry defining projects across a diversity of sectors, creating luxury without limits in major cities around the world.
Stephen Cilia
managing Director