JAMES’ ROLE & EXPERIENCE

James started his career in the London West End office agency market in 1987, moving across to the City office market in 1991 to deal with lease consultancy / professional advisory work. James then moved to the niche City practice Ingleby Trice to head the Lease Consultancy team before moving to Allsop as a Partner in 2006. He continues to specialise in Lease Consultancy work in the City, City Fringe and Midtown markets. James works closely with his agency teams, refining where necessary any valuation significant clauses in new leases on acquisition and disposal appointments. “Working closely with my agency teams combined with a forensic analysis of the lease makes a world of difference to the outcome to a rent review or lease renewal.” This colaborative approach also applies to his dilapidations appointments where negotiations hinge around the intention of landlords on the future of vacated premises. James looks beyond the obvious aspects such as terms of the lease, market conditions etc. to consider the wider business objectives of the client, blending valuation and legal expertise to achieve this.

RELEVANT EXPERIENCE

  • Rent review negotiations
  • Lease renewal negotiations
  • Lease Re-gears
  • Dilapidations negotiations
  • All other landlord and tenant related negotiations

KEY CLIENT RELATIONSHIPS

  • Save the Children
  • Charities Aid Foundation
  • Dorsey & Whitney
  • Aviva Investors
  • City of London Corporation
  • XL Catlin
  • Carpmaels & Ransford
  • BMO and Square Enix Limited

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

  • Member of The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)
  • BSc Estate Management

GETTING TO KNOW JAMES

FAVOURITE SPORT/TEAM: CYCLING

FAVOURITE HOLIDAY DESTINATION: GREECE

FAVOURITE BOOK: I AM PILGRIM

FAVOURITE FOOD: SPAGHETTI BOLOGNAISE

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