Ian Russell is a Senior Vice President at Blue Vista, with responsibility for developing and maintaining relationships with Blue Vista’s real estate operating partners, and originating deals for the firm’s various funds. Ian is also involved in the initial underwriting and screening process for new transactions.
Prior to joining Blue Vista, Ian was a Senior Vice President in JLL’s Real Estate Investment Banking team in Chicago, where he was responsible for sourcing over $3.5 billion of U.S. debt and equity capital for institutional and private clients across the spectrum of asset classes and stages of investment life cycles, as well as developing deep relationships with a broad base of capital sources. Prior to that, Ian was responsible for equity and debt investment acquisitions at the Charter Hall Group and the Macquarie Group, two leading Australian-domiciled real estate investors, and was based in Chicago and Sydney. In this capacity, Ian completed in excess of $6 billion of acquisitions, dispositions, financings and loan workouts across the U.S., Australia, Europe and Asia.
Ian earned a BBA with honors in Real Estate and Management from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.