Matthew Richards, Head of International Capital Group Europe, JLL
Matthew is an International Director based in London and leads the International Capital Group (ICG) in Europe and the Middle East which focuses on harnessing cross-border capital flows between Europe, the Americas, Asia Pacific, and the Middle East. He has 16 years’ experience in the European investment market and in the last five years has directly advised on the acquisition and disposal of over €6 bn of commercial real estate.
Matthew started his career in 1998 with JLL in the Investment Department focussing on regional office investment. In 2005 he joined JLL’s Corporate Finance Team and until 2010 he ran the pan-European Corporate Capital Markets team advising corporate occupiers on extracting value from their portfolios. From 2010 to 2011 he was seconded to Lloyds Banking Group and worked with the bank on their distressed property loan portfolio. Since 2011 he has led the International Capital Group in Europe focussing on the import and export of capital to and from the region. In this global role, he has been a key team member on a number of JLL’s most prestigious projects and in the past eighteen months has advised on $11bn of European transactions.
Matthew received his BA (Hons) Geography from Birmingham University and his MSc Land Management from Reading University. He is a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (MRICS) and the Urban Land Institute (ULI) and is a regular keynote speaker at most recognised real estate events around the globe promoting European real estate markets.