John Slade joined Duff & Phelps in 2018 as non-executive Chairman of the Real Estate Advisory Group (REAG) in EMEA and APAC. John’s focus is on strengthening Duff & Phelps’ REAG offering outside of the U.S. with an immediate emphasis on growing the firm’s existing London presence.

John currently serves as executive chairman of Evans Randall Investors, a successful London real estate private equity house. 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.

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Duff & Phelps Real Estate Advisory Group advised Reale Immobili