Mark is the Principal of JLA Real Estate Finance Limited, a debt advisory practice based in Jersey.
Mark began his career at the Royal Bank of Scotland Group and joined the corporate real estate finance team in London in 1993. In 1999, Mark moved to Jersey to become Head of Real Estate Finance at Royal Bank of Scotland International based in Jersey. He ran the loan book of c£2bn covering senior and mezzanine positions secured on commercial and residential assets located in the UK and Western Europe. Mark was a member of the RBS Corporate Banking’s Real Estate Finance Board. In 2010 Mark joined BNP Paribas Real Estate to launch the Debt Advisory desk which provided an independent service to Europe-wide clients of the Group across the full spectrum of the real estate debt market.
Mark sits on the Board of two Luxembourg registered funds that are involved providing senior and mezzanine debt to the UK real estate market. The Investment Adviser for both funds is ICG-Longbow. Mark is a non-executive director of Kennedy Wilson Europe Real Estate plc, a FTSE 250 listed closed-ended collective investment fund investing in real estate and real estate loans, primarily, in the UK, Spain and Ireland. Mark holds an Honours degree in Economics and Politics at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne.