MEET THE TEAM
Founder & Managing Director
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John established the Company following a 15 year career as an Investment Banker working for HSBC Investment Bank and Barclays Wealth in London where he held senior management positions responsible for marketing the Middle East and specialised in the UK property sector.
Fluent in Arabic, a speaker of Spanish, Italian and French, he has lived and travelled extensively throughout the region and has built up a large network of high level institutional and private clients in the Middle East over the past 25 years.
A seasoned deal maker John has completed numerous high profile deals in his career to date, including the sale and structuring of Riverlight (www.riverlightlondon.com) purchased by Berkeley Homes with a current Gross Development Value (GDV) of over £1 billion.
John heads up the team and takes overall responsibility for investment strategy.
Head of Investment
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Michael helped to establish the business following a career in Investment Banking with John at HSBC Investment Bank and Barclays in London. Michael shares responsibility for the day to day running of the business with John and Philip . With a strong focus towards property over the years Michael manages our property trading, development and investment business including sourcing, acquiring and managing deals directly and with together joint venture partners.
Michael has experience of investing across all major asset classes. Past transactions include the off market acquisition of The Leinster Inn Hotel in Bayswater and the acquisition of Westbourne House on Westbourne Grove, both development sites which combined had a GDV of over £120 million. In addition, Michael has transacted over £500m of commercial investment property across the UK and over £100m of residential investment property across London and the South East. Michael has established a number of closed ended funds and syndicated investment structures and sits on the board of our asset holding companies.
Head of Private Clients
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Philip joined the team from HSBC Private Bank where he spent 15 years as a Senior Relationship Manager covering the Middle East. Philip is responsible for Private Client and Banking Services, specialising in advising families on the structuring and management of their UK affairs and has been responsible for over £250 million worth of transactions in recent years.
Recent significant transactions include the structuring and refinancing of a Central London £25 million residential loan portfolio in Regents Park, a EUR10 million financing package on the French Cote d’Azure and the US$7 million equity release of a contemporary art portfolio arranged through a New York financial institution.
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Caleb focuses on the sourcing, analysis & execution of new investment opportunities across all commercial sectors, as well as the day-to-day management of our £100m multi-let industrial fund with Chancerygate alongside Michael. Caleb has been involved in sourcing, due diligence & execution of over £50m of commercial acquisitions across the UK since joining us.
Caleb holds both a BA (Geography) from The University of Leeds & a MSC in Real Estate from UCEM. Prior to joining us, Caleb worked at Workman LLP, the largest independent commercial management company in the UK.
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Eliane spent 15 years working for the U.S Investment Bank Bear Stearns where she headed up the Equity Syndicate Desk of the Capital Markets Division. She was involved in allocating over US$100 billion of IPO’s and secondary offerings to Institutions in the U.K and Europe, including the IPO’s of J.Crew and Avis Group.
Fluent in Italian, French and German she has lived and worked extensively across Europe and the Middle East. Eliane runs the Property Management business which she has successfully grown to encompass over 400 units across the United Kingdom and Germany.
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Maria studied marketing at Loughborough University and prior to joining JR Capital in 2016 she spent 8 years working in project management and marketing for a number of well-known companies including GlaxoSmithKline.
Maria brings with her a wealth of marketing and business development experience together with an understanding of property investment and management from time spent working in residential estate agency during her career.
Maria works alongside Eliane in the residential property management team and has taken on responsibility for improving the existing management platform and the further expansion of the business, which currently consists of over 500 residential units in the UK and Germany. Maria also oversees all aspects of marketing within the JR Capital Group.
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Hebbe joined the team in 2018 following the completion of her degree in Accounting and Finance.
Fluent in Arabic and Kurdish, Hebbe works extensively with JR Capital’s high net worth international investors ensuring smooth delivery of our Vacant Services.
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Tess joined the team in 2018 and holds over two years’ of experience in lettings and property management, where she managed over 700 rental properties across Central London.
Tess works extensively with JR Capital’s high net worth international investors ensuring smooth delivery of our Lettings Services.
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Mariana joined the team in 2021 and brought with her over 10 years’ experience in customer service & sales. Fluent in Arabic, Mariana works on the management of our clients’ residential properties across London.