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John Freker

M.Sc, MA

Associate Director

National Capital Markets

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Professional Summary

John is an associate director on the National Capital Markets team focusing on transactions and capital advisory mandates involving operational real estate.

With over a decade of experience in real estate advisory, lending, M&A and restructuring, John has worked on a diverse range of transactions for clients in EMEA and the US.  He has advised on numerous transactions totalling over £6 billion across a number of real estate sectors, including some of the largest student accommodation transactions in Europe.

Prior to joining Colliers in 2021, John worked at Savills and on JLL’s Corporate Finance team in London.  John began his career at Rothschild in New York where he advised on domestic and cross-border M&A transactions and corporate restructurings related to the Hotel & Leisure and Retail industries.


  • Acquisition of £4.7 billion iQ Student Housing portfolio for Blackstone
  • Pure Student Living: Sale of a 3,600 bed operating UK portfolio with prime Central London presence (£870 million) 
  • The Student Housing Company: Sale of a 7,000 bed operating and development portfolio in the UK (GDV c. £700 million)
  • Union State Portfolio: Sale of a 6,600 bed operating student housing portfolio across the UK, Spain and Germany (£400 million)
  • Project River, Ireland: Sale of a 1,500 bed operating and development student housing portfolio in Dublin (GDV c. €240 million) 
  • Nexo Residencias: Sale of a 2,300 bed operating and development student housing portfolio in Spain (GDV c. €200 million)
  • Ceasars Entertainment Operating Company: Financial advisor to the debtor in the $18 billion restructuring of the Company


MSc Real Estate Investment – Cass Business School

MA (Hons) International Relations – University of St Andrews



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