John has had a distinguished career in real estate, most recently as a Partner at Ares Management LP, one of the world’s largest global alternative asset managers. He retired in late 2017. Prior to this, John was a Partner at AREA Property Partners, acquired by Ares in 2013, and was responsible for managing its European private equity real estate business. Before this, he worked at Portfolio Holdings Ltd, a property investment development company, acting as CEO from 1993 to 2001.
John also serves on the Property Committee of the Mercers Company and is currently Chairman of Governors for St Paul’s School, London.
John graduated with a BSc in Estate Management from University of Reading.