Noel Manns FRICS, a Principal & co-founder of pan-European fund manager Europa Capital LLP until 2017, currently serves as Chairman of the Pollen Estate; a Trustee of Clinton Devon Estates and Deputy Chairman of The Henry Smith Charity. He is a former Board member of INREV and the Investment Property Forum. He also volunteers as an adviser to the Diocese of London and other charities. He studied at Pembroke College Cambridge and at the London Business School.
Managing Director, Head of Real Estate, Lazard & Co.
James Jacobs is a Managing Director, Head of Real Estate, within the Private Fund Advisory Group at Lazard & Co., Limited. He focuses on advising real estate General Partners, Fund Managers and Investment Professionals on structuring and raising capital to fund their investment activities. Since joining Lazard, James has been involved in aggregating in excess of $10bn of equity on a primary basis for real estate funds as well as having advised on over $1bn of secondary LP transfers. Prior to joining Lazard & Co., Limited in 2007, James spent over 5 years at DTZ Corporate Finance, a real estate investment banking team, where he was a Director specialising in fund raising for private real estate vehicles. Between 1999 and 2002, James was an investment banker at Goldman Sachs in London. James graduated Cambridge University with an M.A. in Economics.