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Presenter - Gary McCausland
Channel 5's How to be a Property Developer Presenter
Gary was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland and grew up in a town called Dungannon throughout the troubles in the 70's and 80's. He is the eldest of seven siblings, two girls & five boys.
It was during these days that the first dreams of being a property developer were born, as he recognised opportunities of building, renovating & essentially improving his environment. He always wanted to work in property and chose the corporate route to lay the foundations for this ambition. He obtained an honours degree in Estate Management and a Post Graduate Diploma in Accountancy from the University of Ulster and now is a Chartered Surveyor.
He worked as a Management Accountant for a year in 1992 and then as a Property Manager for Cable and Wireless, moving to London to take on a senior UK Management role (1993 - 1998). He eventually moved to US telecoms giant MCI and became their International Estate's Manager (1998 - 2000) before he took his final step to another American company The Carlyle Group as their European Sales Director (2000 - 2001).
After around ten years on the corporate ladder, buying & selling literally hundreds of properties across the world, it was time to fulfill his own ambition; Gary started a property development company, The Richland Group, in 2002. He established himself as a successful property developer within a relatively short period of time and new developments are on-going, and the company's profile and success continues to grow, achieving a turnover of several million per annum.
Whilst growing his property company Gary, along with his brother, founded and opened 'The Kingly Club' in Soho, London. An exclusive members bar which has been voted 'Bar of the Year 2004, 2005 and 2006' at the London Bar & Club awards hosted and televised at the Park Lane Hilton Hotel.
Approached by Channel five in 2004, Gary is presenter on five's flagship program 'How to be a Property Developer'. Using a fly-on-the-wall approach, Gary observes two teams of hopefuls who try to accumulate as much money as possible by buying and selling property. Each team has an initial advance of £300,000 and a time limit of a year. He gives them advice, watches how they use it and in the last programme informs them of their most clever and not so clever moves! The shows popularity has led to Gary filming a second and third series. He has also just recently completed two new series 'Property Developing Abroad' and 'The Anne Maurice Project' both to be shown Prime time five. He has also just begun filming a new 10 part property series with the Discovery Channel which will be shown world wide.
Gary continues to stay focused on growing his business, media career and encouraging people to become involved with property.