About Us

John Raiye MRICS - Director

A seasoned property investor and founder of Ikos and currently our Director with a base training as a Chartered Quantity Surveyor with a London based firm, he then moved into the property development sector for a large commercial developer and gained skills in property development and construction management moving on to become a full-time investor, developer and property consultant in 2005.

He oversees the general management of the business and is keen to explore new partnerships with HNWI and property funds for property investment projects.

Spare time includes playing squash, spending time with his two daughters, travelling and trying to play snooker! 

Nina Sikotra - Sales and Lettings Director

With a background in insurance and IT I took the opportunity to become an equity partner in our Sales and Lettings Estate Agency which works alongside IKOS Property Investments. In my spare time I have been involved in renovation projects including my own homes. 

The opportunity to run Guardian Property Management and Open House (Birmingham) Property Sales Agency a leading Nationwide Company, has given me great exposure to the local Birmingham property market.  The best part of my role is people.  I enjoy helping other and hence this position gives me great satisfaction in providing great homes for all my customers.  I am also looking to work and build relationships with other businesses and developers.  In my spare time I enjoy traveling, trying different foods and spending time with my children who are not so little now!  

Des Daly - Investor Relations

Des has had a long career in Financial Advice principally as a finance and equity fundraiser.  He has a passion for networking and most of his working career he has been a regulated financial advisor he started his career at legal and general and after 16 years in 1994 became an IFA.

Having been a member of the oldest and exclusive networking lunch club executive Association of Great Britain serving on their board , he has also served on the development board of well child and UNICEF. The last 4 years raising money for several health charities via RideLondon.

He has advised many high net worth individuals on investments pensions and film partnerships and tax structures.

Recently he has helped and being part of a team that has grown a London developer to scale up and achieve exceptional growth. He is specialising in structuring debt and equity for development finance.

Victor Lis - Construction / Maintenance Manager Liverpool

Also training as an architectural technician Victor I am interested in design, construction and the built environment and it’s impact on everyday life . I regard myself as a honourable person and like to give value, be reliable and enjoy the technical aspects of construction. Nothing is impossible for me, I like learning new things and like to improve myself and constant education is important to me.

Arthur Bartez – Construction / Maintenance Manager Birmingham

Working with our Birmingham team, Arthur is our construction and maintenance manager.  A very technical and capable CM, he has assisted in managing various trades and oversees our third-party renovation teams and subcontractors.  We have retained Arthur as part of our team.  He also assists in larger development projects and works alongside our management team to procure larger projects and oversees projects with continuous technical checks during the procurement phase of any projects we deliver.

Martin Kowski – Reactive Maintenance and Cleaning Team Manager

Martin is our Birmingham based cleaning team and reactive maintenance manager.  He has been a great team player for us and been very reliable in getting maintenance works actioned and prides himself in being responsive to tenant demands and looks over our short term stay teams.

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