Paul Parkinson joined the Sovereign Centros group in 2018 as an Offices and Business Space Consultant.
Paul has over 30 years’ experience in the property industry starting his career at CBRE and going on to work at St Quintin. In 1997 he joined Portfolio Holdings, a UK property company chaired by Sir John Beckwith. He became Chief Executive of the company, during which time assets under management increased from £50 million to £1 billion. Apollo Investors purchased Portfolio Holdings and Paul moved across to join their European board with a remit to invest in the UK and the mainland.
In 2006 Paul was headhunted by Beacon Capital to set up and run their London office. Beacon invested £1.5 billion in central London offices over a three-year period. Since 2010 Paul has worked on many joint venture and consultancies with major private equity funds.