John Paterson

John Paterson is the Executive Director of Accelerate property fund.

Mr John Paterson is an admitted attorney having served his articles at Webber Wentzel Bowens. Prior to joining the financial services industry, he was an Associate Director at Fitch Ratings and was responsible for rating over R25 billion of debt funding in the South African Capital Markets.

Mr Paterson joined Investec Bank Limited in 2005, where he was the Head of Debt Capital Markets and was a member of Investec’s Strategic Asset / Liability Committee. Mr Paterson was responsible for raising in excess of R10 billion of debt against Investec’s various property portfolios and oversaw a capital markets debt portfolio of approximately R20 billion.

He was part of the team that was responsible for a number of securitisation, commercial paper and bond transactions for corporates including listed property counters.

Mr Paterson left Investec to establish an independent debt advisory business focusing on inter alia, funding structures for the commercial property sector. He brings a wealth of banking, rating advisory and capital markets experience to Accelerate.

Mr Paterson was appointed to the Board on 1 January 2013.

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