John currently serves as a senior advisor to Allianz Global Investors and Poly Global. He is a leading figure in global real estate markets, having been at the forefront of many of the largest cross-border investment transactions over the course of his career.
Prior to these positions, John was chief executive of BNP Paribas Real Estate. He held this role for five years and led the business through a period of transformation, delivering significant growth in both revenue and profitability of the business. Notably, he initiated and drove the takeover of commercial, residential and rural real estate advisor Strutt & Parker. BNP Paribas Real Estate increased turnover from £50m to £65m in organic growth and, with the Strutt & Parker takeover, became a leading advisor in the U.K. with a turnover of over £165m.
John has held board positions at CBRE and DTZ, and has owned private equity and agency businesses.