John Slade has been appointed Chief Executive of BNP Paribas Real Estate, joining the company from Accrue Capital where he is currently Chief Executive Officer.
Slade is to lead 600 employees and will further develop the services already in place which include property development, property management, investment management, transaction, and valuation. John has a strong track record of advising on investment transactions both internationally and in London, in particular the purchase of Goldman Sachs HQ in Fleet Street, and the Lloyds Building, as well as transactions in France and Germany worth billions of euros. His previous roles have included Chief Executive of the City at Richard Ellis, and Chairman of DTZ Capital Markets. When he takes up his position with BNP Paribas Real Estate next month, Mark England will take up a new role as Managing Director.
Philippe Zivkovic, Executive Chairman of BNP Paribas Real Estate said “I am delighted that we have attracted such a high profile professional to lead our UK business. With his experience and track record, specifically in Capital Markets, John is the right man to manage our operational development and to develop our positioning in the UK.”
Speaking about his new position, John Slade said “BNP Paribas Real Estate has gone from strength to strength in recent years and I am excited by the opportunity to lead the next chapter in the UK. With a strong team and a supportive shareholder in BNP Paribas, I am confident that we can deliver the right opportunities for our clients and boost our reputation as a leading UK business.”
BNP Paribas Real Estate has 3,400 employees, and achieved a gross turnover of €658 million last year, and a profit of €156 million. It is part of the BNP Paribas Group, a European bank operating in 79 countries, and employing nearly 200,000 people.