Julian Allen is a Managing Director and head of the EMEA Real Estate & Lodging Group within Citigroup's investment banking division. Prior to moving to London in 2014, Julian was based in New York. He joined Citi in 2006.
Julian has coverage responsibility for public and private real estate companies and focuses on executing mergers and acquisitions and raising capital for real estate clients across all subsectors.
Julian has acted as M&A advisor on numerous transactions, including advising Deutsche Wohnen in connection with Vonovia's €14bn takeover offer, QIA and Brookfield on their £6.6bn acquisition of Songbird and Canary Wharf Group, Blackstone on its €0.9bn acquisition of Certeum and its €12.25bn sale of Logicor, Accor on the $1.9bn sale of Motel 6 to Blackstone, and Macklowe Properties on the $4.0bn sale of a New York office portfolio to Boston Properties.
Julian also has considerable capital markets experience, having raised in excess of $40bn of equity and debt financing for clients across more than 100 transactions. Julian has also managed a wide variety of IPO transactions including Carmila, Coima Res, Terrafina, Hoteles City, Extra Space Storage, Morgans Hotel Group, Starwood Property Trust, Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance, Ares Commercial Real Estate Corporation, and Ladder Capital Corp.
Julian received a BA from Harvard College and an MBA from Columbia Business School.