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John is the head of the UK Capital Markets and Corporate Finance teams where he runs a group of 25 professionals. He has over 20 years of experience and specialises in real estate capital markets delivering often complex engagements for a blend of high quality clients, and specifically leads on both the industrial and portfolio sector teams. John was previously and equity partner and head of UK National Investment at Deloitte/Drivers Jonas and prior to this ran the Industrial Investment Portfolio at Land Securities plc (£750m GAV). John is also a member of the M&G Surveyors Panel and has an IPF Diploma in Property Investment.
John is also the strategic investment advisor to The Harmsworth Pension Fund (Daily Mail).
Specific experience – Portfolios
Alecta Portfolio – acquisition of a £350m mixed portfolio comprising 26 properties on behalf of Goldman Sachs.
Mercury Portfolio – sale of a £184m portfolio comprising 24 properties across office, industrial and retail sectors, for TH Real Estate.
Pearl Portfolio – £165m acquisition for Standard Life Investments SLIPIT Fund incorporating a UK Stock Market equity raise.
Hollywood & Rainbow Portfolios – £200m sale of two mixed asset portfolios on behalf of Northwood Investors.
Diamond Portfolio – purchase of a £96m retail warehouse portfolio on behalf of Harbert Management Corporation.
Project Sea – £129m mixed asset portfolio for Regional REIT in a share for asset transaction to a UK Stock Market equity raise.
Specific experience – Asset Transactions
Aston Student Village – £227m disposal of a modern, well situated student village with over 3,000 rooms on behalf of Lloyds Banking Group and Deloitte.
Co-Op RDC Fundings at Bristol, Durham & Castleford – acquisitions totalling £90m on behalf of Stoford Development, TH Real Estate and Standard Life respectively.
Farnborough Business Park –- £80m acquisition on behalf of Harbert Management Corporation LLC.
Imperial Place, Borehamwood – £43m acquisition of a dominant, town centre office campus on behalf of VALAD, and subsequent sale to FProp for £62.5m.