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.
Founded by Kent Gardner and 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

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 £6bn.

Paul Kendrick
Co-Founder and Chairman

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 the origination of opportunities for the business.

James Edwards
Managing Director

During his ten years at Evans Randall Investors, James Edwards has undertaken investment and development transactions across a broad range of sub sectors including offices, mixed use, retail and alternatives.  

James is heavily involved in ongoing portfolio strategy and management, including conception and implementation of value-add initiatives across the firm’s portfolio. Key transactions have included the acquisition and development of Bureau; 90 Fetter Lane, Watford Retail Park and Sovereign House. 

James holds Bachelor of Law and Commerce (Economics) degrees and prior to joining Evans Randall Investors worked at law firm Clifford Chance as a Senior Associate in the real estate group.

Ned Williams
Managing Director

Since joining the group in 2008, Ned Williams has been heavily involved in a number of key projects for Evans Randall Investors throughout the cycle, with major office transactions including Milton Gate and Drapers Gardens in the City of London and 15 Sackville Street in Mayfair.

Ned brings a deep understanding of risk, cash flows and interest rates to Evans Randall Investors and leads all aspects of the group’s financial modelling and underwriting. He is leading the ongoing investment at Thavies Inn House in Holborn as well as the strategy to explore sustainability-focussed investment and development opportunities across the UK.

Ned holds a degree in mathematics from Balliol College Oxford and before joining Evans Randall started his career assessing credit risk for Barclays consumer credit portfolio, working across the UK, Europe and Africa.

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 led some major disposals and refinancings.

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.

Anthony Cotter

Anthony joined Evans Randall Investors in 2017 bringing extensive analytical and modelling skills to the group.

After graduating with a degree in Mathematical Science from the University of Bath, Anthony moved to Oaktree Capital Management underwriting European Non-Performing Loan portfolios with a main focus on the UK, Ireland, Germany and Spain.

As a member of the investment team, Anthony is responsible for the modelling and analysis of new transactions as well as assisting with asset management across the portfolio.

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.

Eve Walsh
Executive Assistant

A key member of the Evans Randall Investors' team, Eve has held a number of Senior PA roles prior to joining ERI.

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