MEET THE TEAM
Founder & Chief Executive Officer+44 (0) 20 7493 5757
John is the founder and CEO of JR Capital. He established the group in 2005 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 institutional and private clients in the Middle East in his 30-year professional career.
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.
In addition to deal origination and capital raising, John takes overall responsibility for group strategy.
Head of Investment+44 (0) 20 7758 8031
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Michael is a Director of JR Capital and Head of Investment.
Following a career in Investment Banking with HSBC Investment Bank and Barclays Wealth in London, Michael helped to establish JR Capital, and shares responsibility for the day-to-day running of the Group.
Michael manages our property trading, investment and development activities including sourcing, acquiring, and managing transactions directly and alongside our various operating partners.
Michael has experience of investing across all major asset classes and has been involved in over £1Bn of property transactions over the past 20 years. Recent highlights include the establishment of a £100m+ closed ended fund invested in the UK multi-let industrial sector. Michael sits on the board and investment committee of all our asset holding companies.
Chief Operating Officer & Head of Private Clients+44 (0) 20 7758 8032
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Philip is Chief Operating Officer and Head of Private Clients.
Prior to joining JR Capital, Philip spent 15 years as a senior relationship manager with HSBC Private Bank covering the Middle East market.
As well as running the day-to-day operations of the Group, he is responsible for all client relationships and specialises in helping families with the acquisition, sale, structuring and financing of their residential properties in the UK.
He has also overseen the establishment of our new regulated mortgage and debt platform, JR Private Finance, and heads up strategy and business development for both JR Private Finance and JR Property Management, our high-end residential property management business.
Philip has transacted over £750m of residential property over the past 10 years and secured over £1Bn of debt for our private and institutional clients.
Director, Private Finance+44 (0) 20 7758 8037
+44 (0) 7958 519 188
Henry joined the JR Capital Group in 2021 to establish JR Private Finance, bringing a wealth of experience in both the Middle East and the debt side of property financing.
A fully qualified IFA and FCA regulated mortgage broker, Henry has mixed his career advising on debt, investment and protection with being involved in Islamic Finance transactions. Some of the major transactions he has been involved in include the Sharia’a compliant debt tranche involved in the financing of the development of the £1bn Shard development at London Bridge.
Henry spent much of his career at the DDCAP group, a subsidiary of IPGL (Michael Spencer’s private investment group), where he headed up the Business Development team. He’s travelled extensively throughout the Middle East and has a good understanding of the needs and requirements of the clients. Henry also set up the Islamic Finance desk at Tullett Prebon, a subsidiary of TP ICAP the FTSE 250 interdealer broker.
Throughout his career, Henry has worked at Merrill Lynch, Baigrie Davies and Stadden Forbes, specialising in Residential, Commercial and Development Finance. Henry has arranged funding for multiple residential mortgages, both standard and complex cases, as well as term loans on investments, bridging and development. He has also arranged insurance policies for his customer base to ensure their protection needs are catered for.
Head of Property Management+44 (0) 20 7493 5757
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.
Director, Property Management+44 (0) 20 7758 8034
Hebbe joined JR Capital in 2018, following the completion of her degree in Accounting and Finance where she obtained a First Class Honours. She now heads up the Property Management Team and has overall responsibility for the management of a portfolio of assets valued at in excess of £400m.
Hebbe is fluent in Arabic and has extensive experience in dealing with our international clients and landlords. Hebbe has a particular focus on managing owner occupied vacant properties and ensures that our High-Net Worth international clients always receive a market leading first-class service.
Asset Manager+44 (0) 20 7758 8038
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Michael is an Asset Manager working on our long income commercial property portfolio. Michael joined the team in 2021, bringing with him three years of experience in Commercial Property. Most recently Michael worked at Cushman & Wakefield across their Global Occupier Services, National Leasing (Retail) and Development Consultancy teams.
Property Management+44 (0) 20 7758 8034
Alastair joined the team in 2021 and has a wide range of experience in managing both rental and vacant properties across London and the Home Counties. Alastair, who has a BSc (Hons) from the University of Liverpool as well as a Propertymark Level 3 Award in Residential Letting and Property Management, also has extensive experience in Customer Service and can cater to our clients’ bespoke needs.
Property Management+44 (0) 20 7758 8039
With over 10 years of experience in Residential Lettings and Property Management, we welcomed Grace to the team in March 2022. Grace previously worked for Barnard Marcus where she managed four branches across Central London. She has a strong understanding of the London lettings market, as well as compliance and regulatory matters. Grace manages a portfolio of Prime Residential rental properties with a rent roll of in excess of £1.5m per year.
Since Grace joined the team, she has continued to expand and consolidate her relationships with London’s leading Estate Agents to tailor and enhance the service we offer our clients.