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John is a highly experienced property professional and has acted in a senior development and agency capacity on numerous retail, leisure and residential schemes throughout Australia, Asia, Europe and the UK.
From 1996 John has been based in London, UK, acting initially for Warner Village (UK) Ltd as property director and in development roles for Village (Greece), Warner Lusomundo (Spain, Portugal), CGV (South Korea), Warner Village (Taiwan), Village (Germany/ France), Warner Village (Italy), Vue (UK), The Eye (Eire), Village (South Africa).
As a long-term cinema professional with experience over multiple territories John has an innate understanding of how to strategically approach and open up both new cinema markets or take on competition.
In 2002, John set up his leisure consultancy group which evolved into The Big Picture (Cinema Advisers) Ltd (formerly CinemaNext Consulting Ltd) and although cinema groups were continuing their moratorium on new cinema development, he set up a strong practice advising property groups with a long term development strategy (Westfield, Henderson, Land Securities, Hammerson, Multiplex, Centros Miller, ING, St Modwen etc) in addition to advising international clients (such as GV, Warners, Village etc), on cinema development and strategy through markets in Europe, Russia, Asia and Australasia.
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