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Real Estate

When you work with us, you’ll be getting access to over 25 years of experience providing independent debt and hedging advice to the real estate sector. Our expertise is built on long-standing relationships with a range of real estate clients, including REITs, global fund managers, owner occupiers, family offices and specialist fund managers. Our approach is clear and straightforward because we have a complete understanding of the sector you operate in. Our cross-sector specialists operate from offices throughout the UK, US and Canada and you can trust us to act as a partner during complex transactions and decision-making processes, and to help free up the time of your business leaders. You can depend on our advice, and our ability to work with financial counterparties to deliver solutions that are tailored to your business goals.

Residential Property

Residential Property

The private rented sector is a mature asset class within real estate in many countries and becoming so in others.  We have a wealth of experience working with clients in the sector and can help you navigate your debt and hedging requirements.

Health and Care

Health and Care

Clients in the Healthcare sector greatly value our in-depth industry knowledge. As we have seen in recent years, your interests can be materially affected by the changing political climate. Accordingly, our strategies and solutions are designed to be adaptable to external factors, and aligned to your business goals, working with multiple counterparties to find you the financing your business needs.



We have developed considerable understanding of the particular financial issues faced by clients with assets in the hotel sector. We understand your exposures to demographic change and the impact of economic trends; the financial strategies we produce are designed to reduce or control your financial risk exposure. Our strategies and solutions reflect your business risk profile as operators of property assets with variable and sometimes volatile income. We can work with you to design and implement debt funding strategies that are flexible and cost-effective.



Industrial property is a diverse sector which affords the opportunity to generate a strong returns profile.  However, it requires a thorough understanding of the assets in order to ensure the right debt and hedging is put in place for the business.



Our clients with interests in the Leisure sector often require solutions and strategies to reduce or control their exposure to changes in economic trends and shifting demographics. Further, sports clubs, gyms, racecourses and all other recreation, entertainment, sports and tourism-related businesses carry with them specific risk. Our team has a proven success rate in delivering financial solutions for all types of transactions.



The logistics and distribution has become a mainstream institutional real estate sector in multiple geographies. As consumer behaviour continues to evolve, logistics and distribution approaches must adapt to succeed. Our experience can help you navigate these dynamics to find the right funding and hedging strategy for your business.



The office sector remains one of the cornerstones of the commercial real estate market. We understand how different geographies and tenancies impact funding decisions as well as how different asset management plans require a change in strategic thinking around your debt and hedging needs.

Social Housing

Social Housing

We have over 15 years' experience in the Registered Provider sector, advising on capital markets, debt, and treasury and cash management. Our team of experts has in-depth knowledge of local market conditions as well as the continually changing funding and treasury arena. We offer you a quality bespoke service, even after a mandated engagement is complete. Having bolstered our team through the acquisition of Canaccord Genuity’s social housing and bond advisory business, we are one of Europe’s largest teams advising the Social Housing sector.

Student Accommodation

Student Accommodation

We have considerable experience in working for groups involved in student accommodation, a sector that has recently evolved into an attractive institutional asset class. We understand your exposure to demographic change, the impact of economic trends and political shifts. With that knowledge, we are able to produce financial strategies to reduce or control your financial risk exposure. We can also help you raise debt to fund growth ambitions and improve your returns.



The nature of the property retail sector is changing. Landlords are increasingly required to be more active and engaged in their portfolios and adapt to the market. We can work with you to tailor debt and hedging solutions that fits into the wider strategy for your business.


We provide a range of hedging strategies and derivative solutions designed to reduce volatility and protect your profitability.

  • Structured Finance and
    Debt Advice

    Market conditions and business ambitions vary, our tailored advice considers this

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  • Structured Finance and
    Debt Advice

    We are experts in structuring and arranging debt solutions for our clients. We analyse your portfolio or individual assets, and advise on the best terms and conditions that can be achieved, taking into account varying market conditions.

    We work closely with our private equity, corporate and public sector clients to design bespoke solutions, built on an individual assessment of risk exposure and business objectives. The application of structured hedging strategies often becomes a crucial part of any funding package, so our team of experts, based in the UK, devise customised strategies to determine the most timely and cost effective structure for you. We’re perfectly positioned to communicate your needs to the relevant markets, ensuring that you get the best possible results.

  • Interest Rate Hedging

    Often mandatory, but with the right advice you can make it work in your favour

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  • Interest Rate Hedging

    Management of a transaction’s interest rate exposure is often a condition of sanction from providing banks who directly benefit from providing ancillary services. We evaluate your interest rate risk and create a hedging strategy that satisfies any particular lending requirement and meets your business objectives. Unlike the bank, our strategy advice is impartial. As an independent firm, we have no other motive than to deliver a strategy that is best aligned to your business goals.

  • FX Hedging

    Mitigate losses and risk associated with currency fluctuations

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  • FX Hedging

    Importers, exporters and investors with overseas assets are all exposed to foreign exchange risk. Failure to analyse risk and implement a bespoke hedging strategy can lead to significant losses.

    We evaluate your business’s FX exposure: transactional and translational; short, medium or long term. Some FX exposures are easily identifiable, while others are less obvious. Optimal FX management involves the ability to work within credit constraints and around the inevitable fallibility of forecasts, while also considering natural hedges.

  • Commodity Hedging

    Your commodity exposure is connected to your commercial arrangements. We understand that

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  • Commodity Hedging

    We structure hedge solutions that match your objectives. We understand the interaction between your commodity exposure and other commercial arrangements such as debt covenants. Our pricing capabilities provide complete transparency on pricing, and our experience and contacts within this specialised area mean we can source the best hedge counterparties. 

  • Inflation Hedging

    How do you mitigate exposure to index-linked income/expenditure? We assist with this, and more

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  • Inflation Hedging

    Inflation risk can arise within a business either explicitly, through a contractual arrangement, or implicitly, through cost or revenue base. It is important when assessing inflation hedging requirements to identify any natural offsetting hedge already present in your business. We can advise you on how to mitigate exposure to index-linked income/expenditure. We offer you our expertise to assess the risk, ensure that the appropriate hedging structure has been chosen and negotiate fair and transparent pricing with the hedge provider. 

  • Valuations and Hedge Accounting

    We support your accounting teams to effectively manage your derivatives

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  • Valuations and Hedge Accounting

    Whether your accounting team requires support or additional expertise with hedge accounting under IFRS, USGAAP and new UKGAAP, or derivatives valuations for internal management or financial reporting, we tailor our services to meet your needs. Our service can ensure accuracy of the reporting of your derivative instruments. Through the full life cycle of hedge accounting, or just one part of the process, we can help ease the workload on your accounting team. We provide guidance on whether to apply hedge accounting, help you meet documentation and effectiveness assessment requirements, and deliver the analysis needed for the relevant disclosures. If you need to convert into IFRS, US GAAP - or into the new UK accounting standard, FRS 101/102 - we can complete a comprehensive analysis of the impacts and considerations and support you with your conversion project. With valuations, we understand that the introduction of CVA/DVA adjustments has deepened the complexity of traditional counterparty bank valuations. We use sophisticated technology and processes to deliver bespoke derivatives valuations.

  • Cash Management

    How do you manage surplus cash? Our independent advice ensures a strategy that’s best for you

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  • Cash Management

    The risks inherent in managing surplus cash are counterparty credit risk, concentration risk and liquidity risk. We work with you to establish the intentions for the cash holdings and consider the relative importance of security, liquidity and yield, as well as factors such as risk versus return and complete capital preservation. We advise on a wide range of short-term investment opportunities, including bank treasury deposits, call accounts and money market funds, designing and documenting bespoke cash management policies and strategies. Our independence means we refuse any introductory commissions from cash product providers, instead requesting that they divert this payment to you in the form of an improved rate of return.

  • Dispute resolution and expert witness

    Unbiased and expert opinion in hedging disputes based on forensic analysis and cross-sector experience

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  • Dispute resolution and expert witness

    If you have a hedging dispute related to hedge mis-selling, our experience and independence means we are well placed to help with the resolution of your case. We look at the core objectives of the borrower, review all correspondence and documentation pertaining to the hedge and the pricing, as well as any alternatives which may have been offered. Our systems recreate historical markets in which the instrument was traded to provide context and determine whether the hedge was suitable and appropriate at the time. A hypothetical hedging strategy and our opinion on what would have been the most suitable course of action are formulated. This is used to benchmark the hedge under dispute and provide guidance on an acceptable level of redress.

    You may need an expert witness, if you have initiated a legal claim and require independent input as part of the litigation process. We can assist under instruction from legal counsel on the case. Our service encompasses the aspects described above and delivers an in-depth appraisal of the communication between defendant and claimant pre, during and post hedge execution. In the UK, all reports comply with requirements set out in Practice Direction 35.

  • Derivatives Regulatory
    and Reporting

    We constantly monitor the regulatory environment and analyse how changes will impact your business.

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  • Derivatives Regulatory
    and Reporting

    We constantly monitor the regulatory environment and analyse how changes will impact your business. No matter how complex your organisation’s structure, we can ensure you meet AIFMD, EMIR and Dodd-Frank requirements. In a rapidly changing regulatory environment where your investors and regulators need reassurance that you are up-to-date with regulation, you can trust that our advice is clear, independent and correct.

Meet our real estate team
  • Samantha Bett

  • Eugenio Bonvicini

  • Jackie Bowie

  • Shane Canavan

  • Richard Conway

  • Gregory Curtis

  • William David

  • Ivan Harkins

  • Malin Gustafsson

  • Josh Knox

  • Michael Leslie

  • Jonathan Lye

  • Ryan McCrickerd

  • Marcello Medda

  • Lisa Montgomery

  • Brian Phelan

  • Henrietta Podd

  • Duncan Salter

  • Shripal Shah

  • Andrew Simmons

  • Jackson Smith

Samantha Bett

I am a Director based in Glasgow, working with JCRA’s Scottish and North of England clients across our specialist sector teams, primarily real estate, private equity and corporates. I have particular expertise in foreign exchange and interest rate risk management, having worked in financial markets since the mid-1990s.

I joined JCRA in 2011, moving into advisory services following a varied career in treasury roles in banks in London, Singapore and Glasgow. I graduated from Strathclyde University with a first class degree in finance and joined the graduate programme at Bank of America. I had a baptism of fire in emerging markets FX trading from the Asian currency crisis in 1997 to the Russian devaluation and default the following year. I moved out to West LB in Singapore to set up the NDF trading function, before moving back to the UK and into treasury sales roles across FX and interest rates for the corporate client base at Clydesdale Bank and HBOS.

I thoroughly enjoy working in an advisory capacity. My role requires me to have a deep understanding of our clients’ requirements with the wide range of engagements and client sectors, ensuring that I am always challenged to keep my sector knowledge and treasury risk management expertise up to-date. I also act as an independent expert witness for borrowers in litigation actions in relation to derivative sales by banks and brokers.

My sons, Murray and Gregor, are extremely active and weekends are spent on tennis courts, rugby and football pitches, golf courses and on the pistes. Our family holidays are very important and my husband and boys share my love of travel.

Email Sam: Sam.Bett@jcrauk.com

Eugenio Bonvicini

My role involves a focus on debt advisory, capital raising and restructuring for our clients in the UK and Europe. The products my team covers include senior, hybrid and subordinated debt to optimise and improve the capital structure of our clients.

I joined JCRA in 2017 and prior to that, I worked at FAB, SMBC and Natixis in the Project Finance, Leverage Finance and Real Estate Finance teams. I have worked in Italy, the UK and the UAE.

I hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from Bocconi, Milan and an MSc in Banking and Finance from Regents College, London.

I enjoy sports and, when I have time, I love to travel across Europe.

Email Eugenio: Eugenio.Bonvicini@jcrauk.com

Jackie Bowie

My job is to lead the JCRA team across our offices in the UK and North America. My work is extremely varied day to day and I remain involved in many advisory engagements for clients across our specialist sector teams. I also have the privilege of spending lots of face to face time with both existing and new client relationships; explaining to them the value JCRA’s expertise can bring to their risk management decisions. I am part of the Group Board which means relentlessly driving our growth agenda and of course our regulatory and compliance obligations.

I joined JCRA in 2004, initially in the Edinburgh office. I advised many clients on hedging against FX and interest rate risk. In 2010, after being appointed a Director and joining the Group Board, I relocated to London. In 2012 I was part of the management team which completed the VMBO, moving on to execute the second phase of that in 2017; taking in our first tranche of external capital and allowing the founding directors of JCRA to retire.

I hold a first class degree in Economics from Strathclyde University and MSc in Investment Analysis and am a member of the CFA institute. My early career in finance focused on the US equity markets where as an equity analyst and subsequently a fund manager I had an exciting 10 years within various Scottish asset managers. Investing in the equity markets through the tech boom and subsequent bust in the late 1990’s was a learning experience never to be forgotten! A career shift to advisory was unplanned, but after just 6 months of working with JCRA’s clients I knew I had definitely made the right choice.

I love to be active, and when time allows enjoy running and swimming. I am also a voracious reader and will never be without a book in my bag.

My two daughters Eva and Isla keep me busy the rest of the time, and weekends are spent supporting their pursuits with downtime usually being a family meal and a movie.

. Email Jackie: Jackie.Bowie@jcrauk.com

Shane Canavan

Shane is a Director of JCRA, advising real estate clients on managing, pricing and structuring hedging strategies, in particular on interest rate risk. Shane joined JCRA in 2010 having gained work experience in the private equity sector. Shane is a CFA charterholder and holds a Bachelor's degree in Economics and Economics History from The London School of Economics.
Email Shane: Shane.Canavan@jcrauk.com

Richard Conway

As an Associate Director on the Social Housing team, my role is focused on helping JCRA’s clients optimise their funding arrangements and ensuring that their treasury portfolios are fit for purpose. goals. It is a broad mandate, which means that I work across a range of products and borrowers, with a particular focus on housing associations and charities in the UK.

Over the course of a single day, I could find myself meeting with a rating agency, pricing a new bond or private placement, and restructuring a swap portfolio. This scope allows me to work on many different aspects of a problem for our clients, delivering a holistic, outcome-focused solution, whether that means reducing interest costs over six months, or funding development of new homes over six years.

I joined the JCRA team in 2016 from Canaccord Genuity, where I sat within the UK Fixed Income team. In my time there the team was focused on helping UK borrowers access new funding from the retail, wholesale and private placement markets as well delivering associated treasury advice to help support business planning and borrowing decisions.

I hold an Msc in Economics from the University of Warwick as well as a BA in Economics from Trinity College Dublin, with a focus on financial economics and monetary policy.

Outside the office, I can usually be found exploring the countryside around London on a bicycle or catching up on the weekend’s rugby.

Email Richard: Richard.Conway@jcrauk.com

Gregory Curtis

I joined JCRA in 2015 and am an Associate working within the Real Estate Team.

Before joining JCRA I held six-month internships at both Société Générale CIB and HSBC, and gained a place on a two-year corporate finance graduate programme with Liberty Global, where I was involved in several acquisitions.

I hold a Master’s of Finance from IESEG School of Management in Paris.

Email Gregory: Gregory.Curtis@jcrauk.com

William David

I am a Consultant at JCRA, having joined in September 2016.

I specialise in structuring, pricing, and executing trades across both interest rate and foreign exchange markets. Having rotated through a number of desks at JCRA, I now focus on working with JCRA’s Private Equity clients and their operating companies. My day-to-day work ranges from running and executing live trade calls to building cash flow models and putting together the analysis which helps inform hedging strategy.

Prior to joining JCRA, I studied PPE (Philosophy, Politics and Economics) at Exeter College, Oxford, achieving a 2:1. Whilst at University, I undertook a variety of different periods of work experience including a placement at a boutique asset manager, as well as an internship with JCRA.

An avid member of the University Athletics club and having achieved a Half Blue in the 400m whilst at Oxford, I am a keen runner. Last April I completed the London Marathon for charity, and hope to complete other similar charitable endeavours in the future.

Email Will: William.David@jcrauk.com

Ivan Harkins

My role as Chief Innovation Officer brings me in touch with all the JCRA teams across our UK and North American offices. Since joining JCRA in 2007, I have navigated the company through many changes in the derivative markets. This role builds on that experience, and seeks to drive improvements across the group.

I joined JCRA from Dresdner Kleinwort where I worked on the Credit Syndicate Desk. The rapidly changing nature of the derivatives market following the financial crisis meant I quickly started shaping how JCRA approached derivative pricing and advisory and became the point person within the company for any complex advisory situation. I formalised this role within the company by setting up the JCRA quant team, which is now led by Ryan McCrickerd. As part of the Real Estate Team, I broadened JCRA’s real estate debt advisory into capital markets solutions, completing fixed and index-linked private placements. I was part of the management team that completed our VMBO in 2012 and, following this, I became head of our Real Estate sector. As part of our 2017 MBO, I joined the Group Board to take a larger role within the wider JCRA strategy.

I have a passion for continuous learning and development and hold a Master’s degree in Applied Statistics and Stochastic Processes from Birkbeck College, University of London, which I studied for part-time while at JCRA. In addition, I hold a Master’s degree in Quantitative Finance from Smurfit Business School, University College Dublin, and a Bachelor’s degree in Business, Economic and Social Studies from Trinity College, Dublin University, majoring in Economics. I am also a CFA charter holder, another qualification that I worked towards while at JCRA.

I love almost any game and regularly play chess, backgammon and card games. Currently in my spare time I am learning the Chinese game GO.

Email Ivan: Ivan.Harkins@jcrauk.com

Malin Gustafsson

I joined JCRA in May 2016 as an Associate Director in Debt Advisory, and have assisted numerous clients in obtaining debt financing from a variety of lenders. Prior to my time here I was an Assistant Relationship Manager at Qatar National Bank in London, and was responsible for analysing and executing major financing deals across a diverse range of industries.

I hold a Master’s degree in Business Administration and Economics from Stockholm University.

Outside of the office, I enjoy tennis and am an equestrian enthusiast, having competed in show jumping since I was six years old.

Email Malin: Malin.Gustafsson@jcrauk.com

Josh Knox

Based in our London office as an Associate in debt advisory, my job is to structure, arrange and implement debt financing for JCRA clients across both Alternative Asset classes as well as more typical real estate classes.

I joined JCRA in January 2016, and have assisted numerous clients in obtaining the most appropriate debt financing from a variety of lenders. Prior to my time here I worked in both M&A and Corporate Banking, most recently with ANZ Banking Group.

I hold a Bachelor's degree (First Class Hons) in Finance and Economics from the University of Waikato, as well as a First Class Honours degree in Economics.

Outside of finance, I am most passionate about politics and philosophy.

Email Josh: Josh.Knox@jcrauk.com

Michael Leslie

Michael is a Director, based in Edinburgh, and specialises in debt advisory work along with advising on debt related hedging. Michael is a Chartered Accountant and has extensive experience of mid-market corporate and property finance having previously worked in M&A Advisory with Ernst and Young LLP, Corporate Banking with Bank of Ireland UK and in Transaction Services with Deloitte LLP.
Email Michael: Michael.Leslie@jcrauk.com

Jonathan Lye

Jonathan is a Director, focused on the Real Estate sector. He joined JCRA from Chatham Financial where he worked on interest rate and foreign exchange hedging strategies for Real Estate, Private Equity and corporate clients. Before Chatham he worked at JP Morgan as a Business analyst and Sema Group as a Management Consultant. Jonathan has a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Bristol, an Master's in Business Administration from CASS business school and was previously an Engineering Officer in the British Army.
Email Jonathan: Jonathan.Lye@jcrauk.com

Ryan McCrickerd

Ryan is an Associate Director at JCRA having joined in 2011. He holds mathematics degrees from both Oxford and Cambridge University and is presently a mathematical finance PhD student at Imperial. Ryan spends most of his time at JCRA developing pricing and risk models. Of particular interest to him are the pricing and theory of derivative valuation adjustments. Ryan also likes to run.
Email Ryan: Ryan.McCrickerd@jcrauk.com

Marcello Medda

I am an Associate working for the Property Team in JCRA’s London offices.

My role is to advise British and European real estate institutions in managing their FX and interest rate risk. My work is varied day to day and I spend a large amount of time face to face with both existing and new JCRA clients.

Before joining JCRA in 2015, I worked in the banking industry, where I mainly focused on equity derivatives. My last role was at Morgan Stanley where I worked with the Strategic Equity Solutions Team. Prior to that, I was at Societe Generale and Intesa Sanpaolo.

In 2016, I was seconded to the New York office for three months. During that time, I a great experience from a professional and personal point of view.

I hold a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration (Major: Finance) from Università degli Studi di Cagliari and have completed a Masters in Finance from Bocconi University.

I love football and, when time allows, I enjoy running and going to the gym.

Email Marcello: Marcello.Medda@jcrauk.com

Lisa Montgomery

I joined JCRA’s Social Housing advisory team in mid-2015, after moving to the UK from South Africa.

In my role at JCRA, I provide support on funding mandates, with particular focus on the banking market and capital markets for housing association, universities and charities. I also provide support on derivative strategy mandates, capacity reviews, credit analysis and stress testing for housing associations.

Before moving to London, I worked as an analyst at the investment banking division of Translink Corporate Finance, and as a fund accountant at Maitland Fund Services.

I hold a Master’s Degree in Financial Management from the University of Cape Town.

Email Lisa: Lisa.Montgomery@jcrauk.com

Brian Phelan

My job is to lead the Client Services Delivery team across North American from JCRA’s New York office. This means I focus on structuring and pricing derivatives across the PPP, Project Finance, Private Equity, and Real Estate sectors. I advise clients during trade execution on both auction and negotiated trades, assist with ISDA and credit spread negotiations, KYC and Dodd Frank requirements pre-trade and, finally, assist with valuations, hedge accounting and journal entries post-trade. I mainly cover interest rate and FX trades but have also assisted on power and inflation transactions. I am also a member of the IT Strategy group at JCRA.

I joined JCRA in 2011, initially on the property desk in the London office. Along with advising property clients, I worked on several structured finance and dispute resolution mandates. Also, as a developer I created or extended several of the valuations platforms for JCRA. In 2015, I relocated with my family to New York.

I hold a BSc in Mathematical Sciences from Dublin City University, an MSc in Quantitative Finance from The Michael Smurfit Graduate School of Business, University College Dublin, and an MPhil in Computer Science from the City University of New York, Graduate Center. After completing my MSc I joined the Volatility Arbitrage desk at Concordia Advisors in Bermuda and later New York, where I developed systems and models for trading, back-testing and risk management, including an automated hedging system for gamma scalping across several international markets.

Email Brian: Brian.Phelan@jcraus.com

Henrietta Podd

Henrietta is a Director in our Social Housing team, since joining JCRA in April 2016. Henrietta has worked in the bond markets for 30 years, during that time she has worked largely in the wholesale bond markets covering most industry sectors. In 1992 she moved to Hambros to concentrate on bond issuance for infrastructure, and increasingly advised on the UK’s PFI/PPP programme. At RBC she headed an award winning bond team and was responsible for the capital markets relationships with Housing Associations also leading the debut issue for THFC No2.  Henrietta started the housing association advisory team with Adrian in 2009/2010. Day to day she manages a number of housing association retained relationships, specialises in advising on the capital markets and maintains the team’s relationships with the largest UK institutional investors.
Email Henrietta: Henrietta.Podd@jcrauk.com

Duncan Salter

Duncan is a Director based in our Social Housing team in London and manages and leads on a number of client mandates. Prior to this Duncan was at Canaccord Genuity. Over the last five years Duncan has led a number of major strategic advisory mandates as well as financing transactions, with both UK and US investors. At JCRA, Duncan manages a team of modellers and executives providing advice to housing association clients across all aspects of treasury practice,  risk management and finance from constructing business plans and stress testing to M&A.
Email Duncan: Duncan.Salter@jcrauk.com

Shripal Shah

Shripal is head of the Property team based in London. He joined JCRA in 2016 as a Director, specialising in Property Debt Advisory. Prior to joining JCRA, Shripal was Head of UK and Middle East Real Estate Finance at HSBC’s Global Banking and Markets division. He has approximately 15 years’ experience working in the real estate sector at Barclays and HSBC and has been involved in some the most high profile transactions and with clients such as Blackstone, Brookfield, Canary Wharf, most of the FTSE 100 REITs, property companies and housebuilders. He has also led some of the largest hotel portfolio financings in the last few years. Shripal holds a Bachelor's degree (Hons) in Chemistry from Nottingham University and is FCA qualified. Shripal was part of the Mt Kili Madness team that broke the Guinness world record for the highest altitude cricket game in 2014 in the crater of Mt Kilimanjaro.
Email Shripal: Shripal.Shah@jcrauk.com

Andrew Simmons

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

Jackson Smith

As a Quantitative Analyst at JCRA, I develop and maintain the computing tools used daily by our client-facing advisors.

The ability to reliably calculate derivative prices, including any valuation adjustments (XVA) which may apply, underpins the advice we provide, and enables us to drive negotiations with potential counterparties.

My background is in Physics, and I hold a Master’s degree in this from Cambridge. In conjunction with my PHD thesis, I worked as part of the LHCb collaboration at CERN to measure the reactions of matter and antimatter particles.

Outside of work, I enjoy both playing and listening to music.

Email Jackson: Jackson.Smith@jcrauk.com
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