James is responsible for the overall strategy and running of the Allsop City office investment and development business as well as managing client relationships, sales programmes and the creative part of deal origination.

23 years at Allsop means James is integral to cross selling across departments to provide best advice on all elements of investment strategy and all uses through development.

As an active member of the Performance and Management Group, James has particular responsibility for graduate recruitment and APC rotations.



James began his real estate career at Allsop after graduating from a Masters at Reading University in 1999. He has worked in the City office for over 21 years having qualified as a chartered surveyor at Allsop where he did his APC.



Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors


Favourite Film: When we were Kings – The story behind the Rumble in the Jungle

Favourite Team: Arsenal men and women’s team and the European Ryder Cup Team

Favourite Holiday Destination: Far East

Favourite Landmark: The Shard

One thing you could not go a day without: Coffee

Insights by James Abrahams

Blog 15/07/22

Monetising your land may be your biggest ever pay day – here’s how

Land & Development | Commercial Development | Commercial Investment

One of my favourite memories from working in the City fringes was the time I called the owner of a 50,000 sq ft building in S...

Blog 02/11/20

Changing consumer habits help revive interest in film studios as an asset class

Commercial Development | Commercial Central London Investment | Alternative

The streaming services industry which has grown to include Netflix, Disney +, Amazon Prime, Apple TV+, Hulu, HBO Go, and a h...

Blog 03/06/20

Aldgate: London’s new Shoreditch

Commercial Central London Investment

One of the greatest success stories of the last 15 years in London has been the shift East of its centre of gravity. Major c...

Blog 21/06/19

A city icon about to be reborn

Commercial Central London Investment | Commercial Development

The iconic Ibex House stands in a prominent position, occupying an island site of 0.75 acres, just a short walk from Aldgate...