John Collier-Wright

Founder & Chief Executive Officer

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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 of 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 ( 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.

Michael Ferris

Head of Investment

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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.

Philip Carroll

Chief Operating Officer & Head of Private Clients

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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.

Henry Desch

Director, Private Finance

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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 £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.

Eliane Collier-Wright

Head of Property Management

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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.

Hebbe Murad

Director, Property Management

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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.

Michael Soetan

Asset Manager

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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 four 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.

Alastair Cowen

Property Management

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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.

Grace White

Property Management

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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.

Hannah Chalupsky

Property Management

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Hannah grew up in Cape Town, South Africa, and studied Commerce, Marketing and Management Science at Stellenbosch, Cape Town. Hannah moved to the UK in 2018.

Prior to joining JR Capital Property Management, Hannah spent five years at Residential Land in London where she was Operations Manager in the Short-Lets Department, which consisted of 150 apartments.

Since joining the team, Hannah has taken responsibility for the management of a portfolio of high-end residential properties across Central London and the Home Counties, where she has been able to build upon her extensive experience of dealing with international clients. Hannah is also responsible for managing the company’s Marketing initiatives.

Katarina Czabafy

Property Management

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Katarina grew up in Sweden and moved to Los Angeles in her early teens to study Art and Business Management at the New York Film Academy and University of California.

In 2018, Katarina moved to London where she joined Residential Land and was responsible for the management of approx. 150 short-let properties in Central London. She has extensive experience of London’s prime lettings market and working with High-Net-Worth clients.

Katarina joined JR Capital in 2023 and is responsible for the management of a portfolio of prime residential rental property. Amongst other things, she leads the company’s marketing and social media strategy.