Our Story

We chose the name Rheebridge, as Rhee is a tributary of the River Cam and Bridge, as it provides a bridge between our ethical principles & commercial success.

David and Julia

Founded in 2007, Rheebridge is the vision of Founder & Managing Director David Rapley, joined in 2010 by Julia Vincent.

David and Julia have established a successful partnership whilst driving the business forward together, defining a formidable business record, most notably in the sector of high end and exclusive property development and investment.

David and Julia share a passion for collaboration, innovation and quality which sits at the heart of everything they do. At Rheebridge, we take a personal, hands-on approach to every carefully selected project.  We ensure that the craftsmanship of every property we build, and every investment we make, develops and evolves with meticulous care and uncompromising attention to detail, but with a sense of energy and fun to deliver something truly special.

Over the last 30 years David has developed a diverse portfolio of highly prestigious projects & investments in over 100 prime sites across England: over 30 of them in Cambridge City Centre with a GDV of well over £1 billion.

Across all these sectors we are proud to have created a company in which innovation, ethics, quality and sustainability all go hand in hand.

“David & Julia share a passion for collaboration, innovation and quality which sits at the heart of everything we do.”

David Rapley BSc (Hons) MRICS C.Build E MCABE

Rheebridge’s Founder & Managing Director

Over 30 years, David has developed a personal passion for creating exciting new developments, establishing a diverse portfolio of highly prestigious projects and investments that have extended his unique vision far from his Cambridge base to include new and historic properties across the whole of England.

Prior to Rheebridge, David was founder and Managing Director of Camstead Homes & Camstead Commercial which he built to become one of the largest and most highly regarded developers in East Anglia, before successfully selling the company in 2007.

David has many passions and interests including being appointed a Trustee and Director of Cambridge Arts Theatre in 2016.

Julia Vincent

Business & Development Director

Over the last 10 years, Julia has managed all of David’s business interests and is now the Business & Development Director of Rheebridge.

Julia has many years’ experience within the property industry and takes a hands-on approach across all projects and investments within residential, commercial, and joint ventures across Cambridge including the management of a large rental property portfolio in Central Cambridge.

With a passion and entrepreneurial flair for strategic business planning, project management and process development, Julia enjoys curating and working with the right teams to deliver each individual project to the highest standards.

Charlotte Houlihan

PA to David & Julia

Over the last 12 years, Charlotte has worked within a variety of industries from technology and finance to hospitality, specialising in start-up companies.

Charlotte brings valuable skills to the team and her varied role sees her responsible of administration, office and project management as well as handling the company’s social medial presence.

Charlotte has a hands-on and personable approach to working and enjoys seeing projects through to completion and being involved each step of the way.

Charlotte joined Rheebridge in March 2021 and is proving to be a valuable asset to the team.

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