John is a restructuring and corporate finance specialist; his expertise include advising on distressed real estate assignments working alongside planning consultants, property agents and developers.

Specialist expertise

John is a director and part of our growing team based in Glasgow. As a qualified accountant with extensive experience in the property market, both as an advisor and working with developers, he devises work-out strategies to enhance asset values, often with very challenging assets. 

John's background allows him to work alongside planning consultants, property agents and developers to deliver practical solutions that provide added value. He has experience of delivering value on development land, student accommodation, serviced offices and residential portfolios.

John started his career at PWC as a trainee accountant and has since worked for property firms and restructuring practices as well as in banking; as a front-line lender in credit analysis and recoveries teams. He has also worked for developers, both directly and in joint ventures, gaining significant experience in dealing with complex turnaround assignments. 

For the last ten years, John has worked in a restructuring role, including several secondments to distressed lending teams of major banks. More recently, John was responsible for case management on the administration of a peer-to-peer lender. He has also worked on a variety of projects including the management and sale of residential portfolios, part-complete developments and development land, and on projects in various sectors including student residential, HMOs, serviced offices and with contaminated land.

About John

John is married with two boys who are both currently studying at university. In his spare time, John's interests include football, classic cinema, travelling and current affairs.

Memberships

Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland (ICAS)

Qualifications

Chartered Accountant