James is a Chartered Surveyor with more than 30 years’ property experience. Prior to joining Kingfisher Property in 2007, he worked in the Far East, EMEA and the UK, employed by Jones Lang Lasalle, Tramell Crow Savills and Cushman & Wakefield overseeing the strategic asset management of pan-European and multi national corporate property portfolios. He was appointed Director in 2009 and following Crestbridge’s acquisition of Kingfisher on 1st March 2018 James now leads the finance advisory role at Crestbridge Property Finance LLP.
He is responsible for arranging senior debt for both property investment and development opportunities. He has extensive experience of arranging finance for all commercial and residential property classes including the alternatives sector such as student accommodation and hotels. His relationships with lenders are extensive including UK banks, building societies, insurance companies, international banks and other non bank lenders such as equity funded debt funds. He also has extensive experience of the development process so that he is well placed to assist clients in satisfying lenders with building contractor and professional team due diligence. He also has first hand experience as a valuer and is well placed to liaise between borrowers and bank valuers, with an extensive network of valuer relationships.
James is a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and also a member of the Investment Property Forum. He is an FCA approved person in which capacity he is responsible for managing several of the funds operated by Crestbridge Property Partnerships Ltd and Crestbridge Operator Services Ltd.