Carter Jonas has recruited Ali Rana as a partner and head of national investment to spearhead its commercial brokerage capability. He is based out of Carter Jonas’ headquarters, One Chapel Place, London.
Ali joins from Finn & Co., where he has been since 2011, working with a range of clients, including private high net worth individuals, institutions, property companies and family trusts advising on investments across the commercial property landscape. Before this, Ali was at Lambert Smith Hampton. With more than 20 years of specialist investment experience, he has a thorough understanding of the sector with deep-rooted relationships across all aspects of capital markets, having advised on deals throughout the UK.
At Carter Jonas, he will focus on growing the investment team and establishing new relationships with investors whilst strengthening existing networks to drive transactions. His expertise will enable Carter Jonas to further support client strategies and strengthen its position as an industry leader.
Scott Harkness, head of commercial, Carter Jonas, said: “Ali’s arrival follows our acquisition of McGuinness Waddington Real Estate Ltd (MWRE), and is part of a drive to enhance further our national transactional capability through collaboration with colleagues and active investment in our teams. His energy and dynamic approach will enable us to provide value for clients as we advise on and deliver their investment strategies.”
Ali Rana, head of national investment, Carter Jonas, said: “As it continues its growth trajectory, Carter Jonas remains deeply committed to its client base and in establishing new trusted relationships. It is this approach that attracted me to the business. Working with the existing teams, we are uniquely placed to harness our expertise and knowledge of markets across the UK to help investors mobilising capital to develop investment strategies looking at assets under construction and value-add opportunities across a range of sectors.”