Evans Randall Investors is a private equity real estate business. Since 2004 we have completed more than £9 billion of European real estate transactions with a particular focus on prime London offices.
Led by Chief Executive Kent Gardner and Chief Investment Officer Paul Kendrick, our multi-disciplinary team is skilled and experienced in real estate investment and development, asset and fund management, finance, tax and law.
The Team
Kent Gardner
Partner & Chief Executive Officer

One of Evans Randall Investors’ founders, Kent is responsible for the company’s strategic direction and management. His technical skill set is complemented by an entrepreneurial attitude that is embedded across the ethos of the firm. 

Kent’s background in real estate, international transactions, structured finance, accounting and law gives him something invaluable: the kind of cross-disciplinary thinking that today’s global real estate marketplace demands.

Since co-founding Evans Randall’s real estate business in 2004, Kent has combined this expertise with a focus on building co-investor relationships to deliver transactions worth more than £8bn.

Paul Kendrick
Partner & Chief Investment Officer

One of Evans Randall Investors’ founders, Paul brings a strong pedigree in real estate and structured finance dating back more than 30 years.

Having trained with KPMG, Paul entered the newly deregulated banking sector in London in 1988. He was an early innovator in the structured lending division at County Natwest, then built his experience in alternative financing with Bank of America and Daiwa Securities, where he became Director, Principal Finance.

Paul has been a key driver of Evans Randall Investors' investment strategy and oversees the origination of opportunities for the business.

Emma Lawrence

Emma has been an integral part of the Evans Randall Investors operation since joining and opened the firm’s United Arab Emirates branch in 2011 where she is now based.

Prior to joining ERI, Emma worked for six years at Deloitte LLP, where she qualified as a Chartered Accountant. She was fast-tracked to a senior management position, leading a specialist team.

Emma has lead a number of high profile, strategic asset management projects including the Gherkin and Riverbank House. She is a Director of Evans Randall International Limited, and focuses on management and governance functions as well as being responsible for local investor relations in the Middle-East.

James Edwards

During his seven years at Evans Randall Investors, James has become an established transactional player in the Central London property investment market. 

Having qualified as a solicitor and then worked at law firm Clifford Chance as a Senior Associate from 2004, James joined Evans Randall in 2010. He has since led transactions including the acquisitions of both 90 Fetter Lane and Sovereign House, while bringing significant legal expertise to the group.

Underpinned by his understanding of the key value drivers in real estate, James’s day-to-day activities range from financial analysis and underwriting potential acquisitions to deal execution. James is also heavily involved in ongoing portfolio management, including conception and implementation of value-add initiatives across the firm’s portfolio.

Nick Halpin
Director and Head of Finance

Nick has substantial real estate experience and came to Evans Randall Investors in 2007 with a wide-ranging business background, spanning insolvency, corporate finance and residential development. 

Nick joined BDO Stoy Hayward in 1996 and after training as a Chartered Accountant, rose to Assistant Director level in the accountancy firm’s corporate finance division. He was later appointed Finance Director at a Mayfair-based residential development firm.

Nick leads the operational side of the firm, and has responsibility for financial reporting, fund administration, portfolio management and has also lead some major disposals and refinancings.

Ned Williams

Ned brings a deep understanding of risk, cash flows and interest rates to Evans Randall Investors, having begun his career in credit risk and analytics at Barclaycard.

After graduating with a maths degree from Balliol College Oxford in 2003, he spent four and a half years assessing portfolio risk for Barclays consumer credit arm, working across the UK, Europe and Africa.

Since joining the group in 2008, Ned has become a key member of the leadership team and has led a number of significant transactions including the acquisition of Milton Gate in the City of London – acquired at the very bottom of the market in 2009 – and its subsequent disposal.

Henry Dallal
Executive Director

Henry is a veteran of the global property investment market, with experience spanning Europe, the United States, and the Middle East.

He joined Evans Randall Investors in May 2007, after spending more than 30 years developing his expertise in creating strategic alliances and international joint ventures and now focuses on investor relations.

Alongside property investment work, Henry is a world-renowned professional photographer, and an ambassador for the UN’s climate change body, UNFCCC. He has carried out photography commissions from The British Royal Family, ruling families of the Middle East, and leading families of India.

Christopher Hamp
Executive Director

Christopher is a highly experienced development and asset management specialist who has been working on a variety of Evans Randall Investors projects since 2014.

Having worked alongside Chief Investment Officer, Paul Kendrick, when he was at County Natwest bank, Christopher went on to become NatWest Investment Bank’s Director of Property Investment in 1993.

Christopher is a Chartered Surveyor and has recently worked on behalf of companies including Deutsche Pfandbriefbank, Allied London Properties, Moorfield Group and The Royal Mail Group.

Chris Tucker
Development Director

Chris has over 35 years’ experience on a diverse range of development and construction projects covering new build, refurbishment and fitting out for both investors and occupiers.

Chris provides invaluable knowledge and understanding of the London market in terms of design, specification and technical requirements, development and construction risk management, project set up and delivery.

Recent projects include the new Bloomberg HQ, Riverbank House (Man Group‘s HQ) as well as working on the Battersea Power Station project and occupational requirements for EBRD and Royal Bank of Canada.

Jean de Menton
Executive Director, Europe

Jean has a wealth of experience in public administration, the private sector and academia. Prior to joining Evans Randall Investors Jean was a Senior Advisor at Henderson Global Investors and FrontPoint Partners, an integrated company offering alternative investment strategies, which was subsequently acquired by Morgan Stanley.  

Jean also held the position of ”Chargé de Mission” at the French Ministry for Industry for nine years where he specialised in international affairs.

Jean started his career as a lawyer in a Paris based international law firm and holds a graduate degree from Harvard Business School, an MBA from Group HEC School of Management in Paris and a PhD in law from Paris University.

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