David Wade, Managing Director, began his career in the Planning Department of the UK Land Registry in 1973. He has been in real estate ever since encompassing all aspects of the business as a surveyor, developer and agent in the UK, Europe, Dubai and S.E. Asia. He runs a consultancy practice which is responsible for advising developers regionally and internationally and handles multi-million dollar investment portfolios on behalf of clients from all over the world. He founded Tropical Homes Real Estate in Phuket in 2005. He is also a freelance writer and has a bi-monthly property column in a leading Phuket monthly.