GVA launching new Investment Partnerships team

Type News

Date 07/03/2017

Leading real estate adviser, GVA is launching a new Investment Partnerships team to spearhead public and private funding opportunities in London and throughout the UK.

The unique offering builds upon its existing joint venture development expertise and unrivalled experience in working across large scale advisory mandates and managing public and private investment funds and assets.

GVA Investment Partnerships will be led by Senior Directors, Jonathan Bull-Diamond and John Tatham, who join GVA in April bringing with them strong specialist investment, funding and development expertise.

Bridging the gap between public and private funding opportunities, the team will help public clients drive much-needed additional value from their investment portfolios and development sites, as well as providing specialist advice on how to generate new revenue opportunities. The team will also create a new platform to manage public and private investment funds.

Joining GVA from Turnberry Real Estate Limited, Jonathan Bull-Diamond has significant experience leading both public and private sector client teams in the establishment of joint venture property investment and development delivery vehicles. This has included working with GVA on the formulation of the Haringey Development Vehicle, the recently announced joint venture between London Borough of Haringey and Lendlease.

Currently Finance and Investment Director at igloo, John Tatham will join GVA with more than fourteen years’ experience financing real estate development and investment across the UK. Previous clients include Aviva Investors, Carillion PLC, the European Investment Bank and a number of Local Authorities and public bodies across the UK.

Gerry Hughes, Chief Executive at GVA comments: “I am delighted John and Jonathan are joining GVA to lead this new team, which will be the first of its kind in the UK. Both are widely recognised as key practitioners in establishing public private joint venture delivery vehicles and investment funds. Individually, they have worked on significant mandates throughout the UK and collectively they will take our offer to a new level, responding to the greater role the public sector is playing in major development.”

He adds: “This is an important move which seeks to cement our position as the UK’s leading adviser on public private partnering to deliver complex development and regeneration schemes.”