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John Saunders

John Saunders

Managing Director, Head of APAC for BlackRock Real Estate

John Saunders, Managing Director, is Head of APAC for BlackRock Real Estate and a member of the Real Estate Global Executive Committee. Mr. Saunders oversees the day to day operations of the BlackRock Asia Property Fund II and BlackRock's Asia Property Fund III.


Mr. Saunders's service with the firm dates back to 2007, including his years with MGPA, which was acquired by BlackRock in 2013. Prior to joining MGPA, he worked for Credit Lyonnais Securities running their regional property research effort, and was instrumental in the start of their property fund on which he served as an investment committee member. He has nearly 27 years of experience in the property industry, the last 19 of which have been in Asia.


Mr. Saunders is a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and the Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors. Mr. Saunders holds a diploma in estate management from the University of Reading in England.