Selected to develop a real estate capability for The Legal Director, James trained at SJBerwin LLP and, until recently, was an equity partner at Bond Pearce LLP. Capable of identifying many different solutions to commercial issues, and particularly strong on systems, process and relationship management, he has experience in public and private sector real estate development and management, and large scale portfolio management for corporate occupiers - retailers in particular.
Apart from retail, James has a well- developed understanding of the rail, professional services, and property industries. He has expertise in all aspects of real estate law, including funding, landlord and tenant, planning, insolvency and construction, with an emphasis on risk mitigation and the setting up of appropriate management and reporting structures.
James also developed and then helped lead a strategy for growth for his real estate department, formulated budgets and implemented a drive for less but better management information.
He has led teams on the UK wide roll-out of stores for Virgin Media, Reiss, Oasis/Karen Millen/Warehouse/Principles and continues to advise a number of other national and international brands.
In addition, he is currently advising Tribal Group plc on the management of their UK portfolio, as well as providing strategic advice on the acquisition of international real estate for them.
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