Responding to fast-moving urban change, Carter Jonas has recruited Juha Raymond as a partner to spearhead its Build-to-Rent (BTR) offer. He is based out of the firm's headquarters, One Chapel Place, London.
Juha joins from Bruton Realty which he co-founded in 2015 to target opportunities in BTR and the wider Private Rented Sector, advising institutional, private equity and developer clients on acquisition, sales, consulting and business operations.
Before this, he was an associate director in the London Investment and Development team at Colliers International. He has also held roles at CBRE, Montagu Evans and US-based private equity real estate business, Westbrook Partners.
At Carter Jonas, Juha will help promote its BTR experience and capabilities in this sector, garnered from the firm's national network including experts in land management and assembly, planning and development, extending to residential professionals in lettings, new homes and portfolio and letting management. Juha will also champion BTR within Carter Jonas, ensuring a well-managed, service-led approach for its clients ranging from landowners at the initial stage of a project to the end-users.
Lisa Simon, Head of Residential, Carter Jonas, said: "Juha brings more than 20 years of experience to Carter Jonas - a significant proportion of which has been invested in the BTR sector, a major area of focus for our business. His expertise will be invaluable as we support clients looking to target opportunities in the residential market, propelled by shifts in living patterns and changing demographics. Juha will be instrumental in bringing together expertise within our business, working with specialists from our land, infrastructure, planning, development and commercial teams, as well as our homes departments, to deliver a collaborative and innovative approach for new and existing clients."
Juha Raymond, Partner, Commercial, Carter Jonas, said: "Interest from investors and developers in BTR and new modes of living continues to grow as they are attracted to the relative stability of the sector and its non-cyclical drivers. With a network of offices across the country, in areas that align with the BTR market, Carter Jonas is well placed to provide a full suite of services. I look forward to working with the wider team to grow our market share and support our clients to provide both operational and transactional advice in this exciting and fast-developing area."