John is an independent consultant advising real estate investment managers, investors and others in the real estate industry on the structure and operation of real estate funds. Prior to setting up John Forbes Consulting LLP in 2013, he spent over twenty-five years with PwC, where he was the firm’s international Subject Matter Expert on real estate funds. John is the chairman of the Independent Supervisory Board of the UBS Triton Property Fund, independent chair of the Urban Splash Residential Fund and non-executive chairman of Ginkgo Advisor UK Limited. John is a member of the Indirect Property Funds Group of the Investment Property Forum (IPF) and the Public affairs Committee of the Association of Real Estate Funds (AREF). John won the 2017 AREF award for “Outstanding Individual Contribution” for his independent report for AREF, "A Review of Real Estate Fund Behaviour following the EU Referendum" and his work as author of the 2017 AREF / INREV report “Cost Transparency in European Listed and Non-Listed Real Estate”. He currently represents the real estate industry on Technical Expert Panel for the Pension and Lifetime Savings Associations (PLSA) Cost Transparency Initiative. John was previously a vice chair of the UK Executive Committee of the Urban Land Institute and chair of its UK Capital Markets committee.