Accountancy and business advisory firm BDO has announced the appointment of Geraint Jones as the firm’s new National Head of Real Estate.
Geraint takes the reins from Russell Field who is stepping aside after four years in the role ahead of his retirement in September.
Geraint, who joined BDO in 1998, is also the firm’s real estate lead partner in London, specialising in real estate investors and developers. In his career to date, he has worked with both public and private UK and international groups as well as funds.
As sector lead, Geraint will be responsible for delivering the firm’s five-year real estate growth strategy, with his immediate focus being on supporting clients through the pandemic.
BDO has one of the largest real estate teams in the UK, with over 300 people advising on UK and international assurance, tax and transactional matters. The firm works with a range of real estate businesses including large UK and global private and listed businesses as well as privately owned, start-up and entrepreneurial organisations.
Commenting on his appointment Geraint said: “I’m delighted to be taking on this new role which comes at a time when the sector is facing unprecedented challenges. My immediate priority will be to ensure that our teams across the country are providing the right support to help our real estate clients navigate through this very difficult period and emerge stronger as the economy recovers.”
Alongside the audit and tax compliance teams, BDO’s sector expertise includes equity and property debt financing, business restructuring, forensics, corporate finance, capital raising, corporate streamlining and real estate M&A.
The firm also has a representative on the Tax and Construction Committees at The British Property Federation (BPF) as well as the Tax Committee of the Scottish Property Federation, and plays an active role within the European Association for Investors in Non-Listed Real Estate Vehicles (INREV).
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