James is a RICS-certified chartered surveyor with over twenty-five years’ experience of residential development throughout south-ern England. James has worked in land acquisition with a number of house building companies, from the volume market to more bespoke styles and, more recently, in the niche retirement market. James is now working mainly in the area of development viability. This would typically involve residential sites of varying sizes, possibly including an element of commercial use.
James’ key skills are in viability, planning policy, working with stakeholders, market research, the use of different valuation toolkits and representing Councils through the Public Examination process.