John brings over 20 years of experience in real estate investment to SevenCapital. He has a significant track record in the formulation and implementation of investment strategies. In 2015 John created two new joint venture companies with Aventicum Capital (a joint venture between Credit Suisse and the QIA) to acquire and intensively manage offices within the M25 and shopping centres. A bank facility for the vehicles was also arranged with Bank of America Merrill Lynch.
From 2009 to 2012 he was a director at Ediston Properties where he responsible for the establishment and deployment of funds within the Ediston Opportunity Fund. This included winning investment from two leading UK Fund of Funds Managers. Prior to Ediston, from 2006 to 2009, John was a Director of Fund Management at M&G (Prudential) running the £850m M&G Pooled Pension Fund, the Ex Scot AM Net and Pension Funds (£350m), and the Distribution Bond (£90m), taking Scot Am Funds to top quartile from 98th and 99th position within 2 years. He also achieved top 10 position for the Pooled Pension Fund within two years of management.
From 2002 he spent 5 years at Standard Life Investments as a portfolio manager working on £1.8bn Unit Linked Life Fund acquiring an average of £100m of assets every year. Earlier roles include the Berkeley Group Plc as commercial development manager responsible for the commercial development on schemes in Central London.