James has 47 years of investment industry experience. He was a member of the investment committees of all four Gresham and Columbus Capital funds raised by Joe Froud, as well those of ING Lionbrook Property Partnership and CBRE Global Investors. He is currently a consultant to AEW UK Investment Management LLP. He has served as a non-executive director of Raven Mount plc and non-executive Chairman of Saville Gordon Estates plc.
James began his career at Phillips & Drew in 1967 where he held various sales and research positions before being appointed partner in 1981. From 1990 to 1998 he was head of property at PDFM Limited. From 1986 to 1990 he was a director of property corporate finance at UBS Phillips & Drew. James has a BSc in Chemistry from Nottingham University.