James is a Chartered Surveyor and member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). As a Proprietary Partner at Knight Frank LLP he was the Global Head of Student Property. His client list included Unite Group, Goldman Sachs, University of London and Canary Wharf Group. He led a team that undertook over £1bn of transactions and £14bn of valuations annually.
In 2020 James founded Beachrock which is a leading private consultancy providing property advice in the Residential Investment Sector specialising in UK purpose built student accommodation.
James has two children who attend a local University and Year 13 Senior School. He has lived in Bath over 30 years.