John is the Managing Director and owner of the Berkeley Shaw Group, and led the takeover of the single office operation from Mike Shaw in 2014. Since then John has led the acquisition of 2 other property management related businesses, and has overseen the growth from 1 office to 4. (Liverpool City Centre, Crosby, Formby, Southport) Previously John was a Director of several companies within Real Group UK. The Group of companies included Bridging Finance, Property Development, Property Management, Insurance, Recruitment and Training. John’s first foray into property was in 2006 when he worked for the Furnished Property Group in Sydney, Australia managing a portfolio of 300 properties in the CBD and Eastern Suburbs. John attended St Mary’s College in Crosby before going to University in Manchester. He has 2 degrees and has studied a Masters Degree in Real Estate. John is also a Qualified Residential Valuer with the National Federation of Property Professionals (NFoPP). He takes a keen interest in Block Management, Business Development and Strategic Leadership. Outside of business, his rugby and football playing days are over now (probably for the benefit of his teammates!), but he does manage to don his whites in the summer playing local league cricket (to the detriment of his teammates!).