Cushman & Wakefield announced today (2 June) that it has appointed James Spencer-Jones as head of its EMEA structured finance unit. Jones joins Cushman & Wakefield from GE Capital Real Estate, where he was head of the European debt origination business.
“I see enormous opportunities in this space for us to add value with the structuring and finance of real estate deals, both for our existing and potential new clients across all of our European Capital Markets businesses,” Jones said in a statement.
The new EMEA structured finance business that Jones will lead combines existing financial units including the loan sales and debt advisory businesses as part of Cushman & Wakefield's efforts to expand its European finance operations across its capital markets practice.
Prior to his time at GE Capital, Jones spent time in senior banking positions with NM Rothschild and Bank of America Merrill Lynch.
“James is well-known and respected across both the real estate and financial markets,” said head of EMEA capital markets Jan-Willem Bastijn in the statement. “His expertise in structuring complex transactions on a wide variety of asset classes and across jurisdictions, along with his expertise of building teams and businesses will be invaluable to our continued growth,” he said.
Cushman & Wakefield is a commercial real estate services firm with $5 billion in revenue and 43,000 employees across 60 countries. The firm offers agency leasing, asset services, capital markets, investment and asset management and various valuation and advisory services. It maintains offices in New York, London and Singapore.