John Rodgers


London (West End)

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T: +44 (0)20 3486 3467

John is the head of the UK Capital Markets and Corporate Finance teams where he runs a group of 25 professionals and sits on the Strategic Board of Gerald Eve. 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 industrial, offices and portfolio sector teams.  John was previously an 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 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) and M&G regional multi let JV with M7.

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.

Project Sea – £129m mixed asset portfolio for Regional REIT in a share for asset transaction to a UK Stock Market equity raise.

Hollywood & Rainbow Portfolios – £200m sale of  two mixed asset portfolios on behalf of Northwood Investors.

King Portfolio – £140m regional multi let platform between M&G life fund and M7.

Diamond Portfolio – purchase of a £96m retail warehouse portfolio on behalf of Harbert Management Corporation.

Project Knight, Skylar Portfolio and Bluebell – £125m of sales and purchases of sheds and offices for Regional REIT.

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.

Imperial Place, Borehamwood  – £43m acquisition of a dominant, town centre office campus on behalf of VALAD, and subsequent sale to FProp for £62.5m.