Mr Hunter is a professional strategic adviser focused principally on UK and international real estate. He is on the board of both listed and unlisted companies in the UK and overseas, including as chairman of Custodian REIT PLC and ICG-Longbow (the real estate division of Intermediate Capital Group plc), senior independent director of Yatra Capital Limited and a director of Saffron India Real Estate Fund, and is adviser to French family office Quilvest.
Mr Hunter was previously chairman of South African Property Opportunities Limited.
He qualified as a chartered surveyor in 1978 and has over 25 years’ experience as a fund manager, including as managing director of Aberdeen Asset Management’s property fund business.
Mr Hunter is a past president of the British Property Federation and was actively involved in the introduction of REITs to the UK. He is honorary Swedish consul to Glasgow and an honorary professor of real estate at Heriot‑Watt University.