As the head of Operating Assets, my job is to lead the JCRA team that focuses on the alternative real estate sectors of student accommodation, build to rent, healthcare, & hospitality, and leisure. Within those sectors, I am involved in both our debt advisory work and our hedging consultancy.
I joined JCRA in 2015, returning to financial advisory after some time spent working in the charity sector, in which I was a Finance Director for a top 100 charity. Prior to that I was a partner at Brookfield Financial, advising property clients and other Brookfield group companies on M&A and structured finance.
I hold a degree in Law from Edinburgh University and am a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland. Having qualified as a CA with EY, I continued my early career there, working in the M&A practice advising private equity and mid-market clients, initially in Edinburgh and latterly in London. After moving to London with EY, I began to focus on the real estate sector, first joining Eurohypo Bank and then continuing that focus when joining the Brookfield Group.
No longer working for a large charity, I have replaced that executive role with a trustee role in a relatively young charity in my time outside of work, seeking to continue to be active in that sector with a personal focus on helping young adults to be given the best opportunities available in order to thrive.
Email Andrew: Andrew.Simmons@jcrauk.com
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