James is a Senior Associate in the Asset Management team.

Experienced in commercial property transactions including acquisitions or disposals of sites or premises, conditional sale contracts, options, overage agreements, portfolio restructuring, and sale and leaseback arrangements.

Working for both landlords and tenants, negotiating the grant, renewal and regearing of commercial leases.

In addition, James also provides property support on corporate transactions involving the sale or purchase of shares or property assets, including property due diligence.

Clients include landowners, landlords and tenants, property investors, and James has handled property issues for a number of franchise chains.

Recent examples of how James has supported clients include:

  • consolidating the estate of a regional building society, by acquiring new leases and the disposal of surplus premises;
  • helping a national charity to maximise the value of their estate by disposing of property to raise capital, and organising sale and leaseback arrangements;
  • selling off a £10 million portfolio of retail sites; and
  • managing the property acquisitions, disposals and leases for a major mixed-use football, leisure, retail and residential development in the East of England.