James is appointed as fixed charge receiver by secured lenders over UK real estate matters and has been appointed in connection to multiple high value, complex and prestigious assets. He also acts in conjunction with other restructuring colleagues on cross-border or corporate property-based insolvencies.
Before joining Duff & Phelps (rebranded as Kroll), James was a director in a UK-based firm of chartered surveyors. He spent 12 months seconded to the workout team of a UK real estate lender in 2014 and has also undertaken project work relating to the assessment and disposal of non-core and non-performing loans and portfolios.
During his extensive career, his work has spanned most property classes, including trophy investment buildings, developments, estates and investment portfolios (commercial and residential). Some of his past assignments include: acting for several development finance lenders in a contingent planning capacity for residential development projects across the UK with GV’s ranging from £3 million - £65 million; leading receiverships over several prime central London residential assets; working as an advisor on behalf of a private wealth bank over landed estates, hotels and large-scale portfolios; and advising the secured lenders in respect of several regional shopping centers, department stores and retail parks.
James is a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (MRICS) and is a RICS Registered Valuer. He is also a fellow member of nara–The Association of Property and Fixed Charge Receivers and is also a RICS Registered Receiver.