Edward Rees
Edward Rees
Regional director
Wates Residential

Edward Rees is Wates Residential’s regional director for South Wales and South West England, which incorporates the Cardiff Living development programme with Cardiff City Council.

The Cardiff Living programme is set to deliver 1,500 new homes over a 10-year period, including affordable homes for rent and sale, supported accommodation and more accessible and adaptable homes for older people. It involves 40 sites across the city, many of which utilise state of the art technologies to save carbon and help the Council on its journey to net zero.

As business lead for this area, Edward is responsible for delivery and commercial results, controlling all aspects of development projects from the outset, from preconstruction through to customer care and the after care of our customers’ properties.

Edward has been with Wates Residential since 2019. Having originally starting his career as a site engineer, he moved into the residential sector ten years ago and now, as a business leader, specialises in growing and developing teams. He believes passionately in the importance of integrity and works to create a high-performing culture. This incorporates focusing on trust, cooperation and ensuring that a customer-based mindset exists throughout, much to the benefit of the projects he oversees.