Bassi named in The Sikh 100 global listing

Birmingham businessman Paul Bassi CBE has been named in The Sikh 100, a global recognition of the most powerful and influential individuals out of 26 million Sikhs worldwide.

The annual publication of The Sikh 100 is now in its ninth edition and profiles and highlights Sikh influence throughout the world.

Mr Bassi is recognised in the prestigious list for his work as a leading businessman and Midlands-based philanthropist. He was the first Asian Sikh president of a chamber of commerce in the UK and the first High Sheriff Sikh for the West Midlands.

It states: “His interests include estate agency, investment property, development land, hospitality, finance and care homes, employing hundreds of staff.

“Paul has been chief executive of Real Estate Investors plc, the Birmingham-based AIM listed Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT), since 2007. REI plc is the UK’s only Birmingham-based, Midlands -focused REIT and Paul has established his place as one of the region’s leading property entrepreneurs and respected business leaders.”

Paul Bassi said: “One of its principle aims is to share inspirational, real life success stories to encourage individuals to aim high, be passionate, excel and to draw upon the strength of their faith and heritage to do this.

“I am deeply honoured to have been named in such a roll call among so many illustrious peers, although this listing really recognises the efforts of all the people I work with, in and outside of the business.”

Mr Bassi is also the author of Brick by Brick: Building Success in Business and Life, which charts his family’s rise from his father’s arrival in the UK with only £2 in his pocket, TO receiving a CBE for his services to business.

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For further information, please contact:

Paul Bassi CBE, Chief Executive Officer,
Real Estate Investors plc, 2nd Floor, 75/77 Colmore Row, Birmingham B3 2AP

0121 265 6406 or 0121 212 3446

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About Real Estate Investors Plc

Real Estate Investors Plc (REI Plc) is a publicly quoted, internally managed property investment company and REIT with a portfolio of 1.59 million sq ft of commercial property, managed by a highly-experienced property team with over 100 years of combined experience of operating in the Midlands property market across all sectors.

The Company’s strategy is to invest in well located, real estate assets in the established and proven markets of central Birmingham and the Midlands, with income and capital growth potential, realisable through active portfolio management, refurbishment, change of use and lettings.  The portfolio has no material reliance on a single asset or occupier.