James joined Caisson in 2011 and is a Partner within the Asset Management team. James brings a breadth of asset management experience to the business and is responsible for building business plans and implementing value enhancing strategies across all of the estates that he manages.
James is also a member of the Operations Board.
James qualified in 1996, beginning his career at The iO Group (now Cromwell Property Group), where he was an Asset Manager, concentrating on the leasing and management of intensive multi-let secondary industrial estates. He moved to Reit Asset Management (now F & C Reit), to become their industrial/business space specialist, concentrating on the acquisition and management of the industrial/business space portfolio which, at the time, was in excess of £200 million.
In 2001 he became a Director in the Asset Management Team for the Pinton Portfolio, managing industrial, business space and retail, with a total portfolio value of £250 million. In 2002, he was approached by Warner Estates to assist and create the Agora Shopping Centre fund. Once established, he took control of another principal fund within Warner, the £350 million ‘Wholly Owned Fund’. In 2007, he moved to Quintain where he was responsible for the investment portfolio amounting to c.£225 million. In 2009, he became Head of Real Estate for Alpine Wealth Management, an investment bank based in Bahrain, Middle East.
James has a BSc (Hons) in Estate Management from Sheffield Hallam University.
In his spare time, James enjoys anything to do with cycling, with a healthy (and growing!) bike collection. He also enjoys snowboarding and reading. Yoga is his latest addition, to preserve his cycling days.