Martin is based in London and has worked in the European property sector for more than 35 years. He started his career at Richard Ellis (now CBRE) and later became a senior partner at Strutt & Parker, where he was also the head of the commercial real estate division. After Strutt & Parker merged with BNP Paribas Real Estate in 2017, Martin became the UK chief executive of BNP Paribas Real Estate and was a member of its European board. He retired from BNP Real Estate at the end of 2020. Martin holds several advisory and board positions. He is a trustee of the Urban Land Institute and the former chairman of the ULI’s UK council. He is also a retained adviser to Stifel Nicolaus Europe, a US investment bank, and he is a member of the advisory board of Hodes Weill & Associates, a leading US placement agent. He has also served as a director of the Investment Property Forum from 2001-2009, during which time he was chairman from 2004-2005.