JAMES’ ROLE & EXPERIENCE

James started his career in Sinclair Goldsmith’s London West End office agency market in 1987, moving in 1991 into the City office market to deal with rent review and rating appeal work. James then moved to the niche City practice Ingleby Trice to head their Lease Advisory and Rating services.   James advised on rent reviews, lease renewals and rating matters primarily in the City and Midtown office markets, including instructions from LIFFE to advise on their rent review and a rolling programme of rating appeal and rates mitigation for their Cannonbridge, EC4 headquarters building.

In 2006 James moved to Allsop as a Partner in the Lease Advisory team giving him nearly 30 years experience in negotiating rental valuations on Central London property.  He continues to specialise in Lease Advisory work in the City, City Fringe and Midtown markets. As well as working collaboratively with the rating team on key City office clients including Miller Insurance, Peel Hunt and Mizuho Bank Ltd,  James also works closely with his City 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 for a client when negotiating within the City office marketplace.  James is well place to advise clients beyond the obvious aspects of the lease, market conditions etc. to consider the wider business considerations of the client, blending valuation and legal expertise into rent and rating negotiations.

RELEVANT EXPERIENCE /  SPECIALISM

  • Rent review negotiations
  • Lease renewal negotiations
  • Lease Re-gears
  • Dilapidations negotiations
  • Experience in negotiating rating assessments for tenant clients

RECENT PROJECT / ASSIGNMENTS

195,000 sq. ft. Rent Review Mizuho Bank Ltd 2 New Ludgate EC4
32,000 sq. ft. Dilapidations UCity 33 Gracechurch Street EC3
85,000 sq. ft. Rent Review Miller Insurance 70 Mark Lane EC3
150,000 sq. ft. Rent Review XL Catlin 20 Gracechurch Street, EC3
195,000 sq. ft. Rates Appeals Mizuho Bank Ltd 2 New Ludgate EC4
20,100 sq. ft. Rent Review Peel Hunt Moor House, 120 London Wall, EC2
35,000 sq. ft. Rent Review Silicon Valley Bank Alphabeta, Finsbury Square, EC2
19,500 sq. ft. Lease Renewal BMO 7 Birchin Lane EC3
40,000 sq. ft. Dilapidations Carpmaels & Ransford 21 Southampton Row, WC1
65,000 sq. ft. Rent Review Henderson Park Ibex House, Minories EC3

KEY CLIENT RELATIONSHIPS

  • Charities Aid Foundation
  • Peel Hunt,
  • Miller Insurance Services
  • Dorsey & Whitney
  • Aviva Investors
  • City of London Corporation
  • XL Catlin,
  • Carpmaels & Ransford
  • BMO
  • Henderson Park.

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

  • Member of The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)
  • MSc 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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