Chairman Real Estate Advisory
KPMG in the UK
Stephen is Chairman of KPMG’s Real Estate Advisory practice. He has over 30 years of experience in real estate and has held a number of senior leadership roles. Prior to joining KPMG in March 2012, he was UK Chief Executive Officer of Qatari Diar, the property arm of the Qatar Investment Authority, and previously Group Projects Director at Grosvenor, the private international property company (and a member of its Executive Committee), Head of European Real Estate for a leading international investment bank and an equity partner at Richard Ellis (now CBRE). A graduate of Cambridge University, Stephen’s experience extends to property investment and financing, large-scale placemaking regeneration developments, privatisations, public private partnerships, and the creation and management of property funds. He has worked extensively internationally in the US and Canada, Asia (particularly China), the Middle East and Australia, as well as Europe. He currently advises inbound investors from Asia into the UK and Europe. He has served on the UK Prime Minister’s Property Consultative Committee, the Bank of England Property Forum and the Ministry of Defence’s Defence Estate Committee. He is a former UK Chairman of the Urban Land Institute. Among other current appointments, he chairs the Advisory Board for the University of Oxford’s Real Estate Programmes and is a Member of the Global Advisory Board of the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
MA (Cantab.), University of Cambridge
Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors
Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts