For the first time, the HealthInvestor Power Fifty Grand Prix award goes to an advisor to the sector. Since its inception, the list has been dominated by chief executives of operating businesses but in 2019 the top prize goes to a sector leader described by one member of the Power Fifty as “young fresh and dynamic”. As head of healthcare at Knight Frank, Julian Evans is one of the most recognisable and charismatic figures in the health and social care market – and clearly popular amongst his peer group. Having been involved in “various deals” this year, including the recent Brighterkind sale, Julian has a reputation for being involved in the “higher quality transactions”. He also stands out for his remarkable efforts in raising money for charity, which peaked in 2019 when he summited Mount Everest during some of the toughest conditions seen on the mountain.
Since 1994, Julian has concentrated on the valuation, acquisition and disposal of trading businesses. From 2000 he specialised in healthcare consultancy, now annually advising on approximately £12 billion of healthcare property. Within the past two years his team has won 21 out of 23 major pitches. Julian primarily acts for corporate and private operators, banks, institutions and funds in the valuation, acquisition and disposal of trading care homes, specialist (acute) care homes, hospitals, day centres, medical surgeries, investments, and C2 development sites throughout the UK and continental Europe. Other work included care villages, retirement apartments and day nurseries.
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