KPMG appoints new audit partner to real estate team

KPMG appoints new audit partner to real estate team

KPMG has appointed Richard Kelly as a new audit partner to its growing UK real estate team with effect from 6 November 2015.

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Richard Kelly has been working within the real estate sector for over ten years. Most recently he was an audit partner and National Head of Construction Sector at BDO LLP, a role he was appointed to when he started at the firm in 2007. Richard was also lead partner for BDO in the Eastern region covering offices in Hatfield, Cambridge and Chelmsford.

Richard Kelly started his career at Arthur Andersen in 1989 as a graduate, working his way up to partner, before moving to RSM Robson Rhodes LLP and from there to BDO.

In his new role, Richard Kelly will be responsible for working with new and existing clients to grow KPMG’s real estate practice. Richard’s profile and knowledge of the sector means he will be an important addition to the team as the UK’s real estate market and the companies operating within it continue to attract global interest and investment.

Commenting on Richard Kelly’s appointment, Andy Pyle, UK Head of Real Estate at KPMG in the UK, said: “Richard brings to us a vast knowledge of audit in the real estate sector and is a highly respected and well known member of the real estate community within the UK. We welcome him to the team and look forward to seeing him flourish in his role to help continue the robust growth of KPMG’s real estate practice.”

Richard Kelly said of his appointment: “I am delighted to be joining KPMG at a time when there is so much activity happening within the UK real estate market. I am confident that my commitment to delivering excellent service to my clients, coupled with my understanding and relationships within the sector, will enable me to deliver well within the team and for the wider firm.”

Bill Holland, Head of Audit for Real Estate at KPMG in the UK, concluded: “Richard is a highly skilled audit partner, and brings with him excellent experience of the broader role that audit has to play in our real estate clients’ businesses. His knowledge will add real value to the practice and I look forward very much to working alongside him.”

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