Global advisor Duff & Phelps has appointed John Slade as non-executive chairman of Duff & Phelps’ Real Estate Advisory Group (REAG) international practice, covering all countries outside the US.
REAG provides valuation, due diligence and financial analysis in all real estate sectors, with a turnover of approximately $100 mln, of which around $55 mln comes from the European practice.
'I am delighted to take up this role at Duff & Phelps to compliment my role at Evans Randall Investors,' said Slade. He is currently executive chairman at the London real estate private equity house.
Slade has been mandated to help Duff & Phelps strengthen its European and Asian Real Estate offering, with an immediate emphasis on growing the firm’s existing London presence.
Until 12 months ago, he led the UK operation of BNP Paribas Real Estate where he initiated and drove the take-over of Strutt & Parker.
'John Slade is a respected senior figure in the market who will bring deep domain expertise, contacts and expertise to Duff & Phelps’ REAG practice,' added Mike Weaver, head of valuation advisory services in EMEA at Duff & Phelps.
'John will work with me to turbo charge our REAG practices outside the US and enable us to expand our service lines in a growing sector for Duff & Phelps,' Weaver concluded.