John Slade joins Evans Randall

By James Buckley - Friday, September 08, 2017 11:05

John Slade is to join Evans Randall Investors, the London-based private equity real estate company as executive chairman.

Slade will become a partner in Evans Randall Investors alongside co-founders Kent Gardner and Paul Kendrick, joining the company’s growing Mayfair-based team.

Evans Randall Investors’ business uniquely covers the whole spectrum of London offices, from super-prime standing assets in core markets, through major headquarters development to value-add opportunities in thriving sub-markets.

Kent Gardner, Chief Executive of Evans Randall Investors, said: “John is a long-time friend of the Evans Randall Investors team and has played a valued role in the growth of our business over the past decade as an advisor on major transactions.

“He brings incredible experience and an enviable network of contacts to our strong and established team. This will further strengthen our capabilities, at a time of continued demand from foreign investors for local knowledge and rapid change in the requirements of occupiers for a more service-oriented property offer.”

During his career Slade has delivered £15bn of investment transactions across the UK and Europe. He recently completed five years as UK chief executive of BNP Paribas Real Estate. His previous roles include: founder and chief executive of real estate private equity house Accrue Capital; chairman of capital markets at DTZ; main board director and City of London head at CBRE; and owner of real estate investment adviser Slade & Co.

John Slade said: “Evans Randall Investors has built an impressive position in the market, with a recognised track record for delivering value and impressive access to investors and opportunities. The ability to act quickly, navigate complexity and understand market dynamics is at the heart of the business and I’m extremely excited at the opportunity to work with Kent and Paul.”

Slade’s role will be an executive chairmanship. In addition he will have two or three non-executive positions.

The news is the latest in a succession of announcements by Evans Randall Investors in recent weeks, including the sale of 33 Old Broad Street to Hong Kong’s SEA Holdings for £258m, an initial yield of 3.46%, and the recent launch of Bureau, the £115m contemporary office development in London’s Midtown where work started onsite earlier this summer.

Evans Randall Investors has completed more than £8bn of transactions since entering the real estate market more than a decade ago. Its strategy spans co-investment in prime assets, forward funding of pre-lets, development projects and repositioning offices in London and its sub-markets.

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