John Forbes is a partner in the London office of PwC and advises clients on the structuring of real estate funds and cross-border real estate investment. He has been with the firm for nearly 25 years, six of them in Russia where he led PwC’s real estate practice in the mid 1990s. From 2008 to 2010 John led PwC’s real estate industry practice in Europe, the Middle-East and Africa, before last year turning his attention again fully to client work for real estate fund managers and major institutional investors. John is currently advising the Association of Real Estate Funds on lessons learnt from the financial crisis and is a member of the IPF working party on Solvency II. He is also one of the authors of the highly regarded PwC / ULI Emerging Trends in Real Estate report and is a regular conference speaker.