JCRA, the independent financial risk advisor, today announces the appointment of Simon Marshall as a Director within its Real Estate division as the firm looks to boost its presence within the debt advisory sector. Reporting to Shripal Shah, Head of Real Estate, Simon will focus on driving business development for JCRA’s real estate debt advisory business.
Simon joins JCRA with over 25 years’ experience in the commercial real estate debt market, having spent the last four years as Head of UK Commercial Real Estate Finance at Landesbank Baden-Württemberg. Prior to this, he led both the UK Commercial Real Estate Debt Restructures & Workouts team and the Commercial Property Finance team at Nationwide. Through his extensive network in the industry, Simon’s appointment will reinforce JCRA’s position as a leading debt and hedging advisor in the real estate market.
Commenting on the appointment, Shripal Shah, Head of Real Estate at JCRA, said: “We’re pleased to have someone of Simon’s calibre joining the team to help strengthen our existing debt advisory offer. His existing relationships and experience mean that he has a thorough understanding of the most effective ways to structure risk management and financing solutions that add value to our clients’ businesses. He is very well placed to help take our growing firm to the next level.”
“I am excited to be joining JCRA and drive the firm’s next period of growth” added Simon Marshall. “I believe that current trends affecting the real estate sector have created a clear and sizeable opportunity for businesses to reposition their debt and I am looking forward to working with the team at JCRA to support clients in unlocking the optimal debt solutions available.”
As well as financing and debt restructuring, JCRA’s Real Estate team also advises on hedging interest rate and foreign exchange risk. With over 30 years’ experience in the market, the team’s clients include publicly traded real estate companies, REITs, funds, private investors and operating asset owners in segments such as the private rented sector (PRS), self-storage, healthcare, hotels and student accommodation.