James is CEO of Grosvenor Britain & Ireland and has overall responsibility for the business, which owns and manages the London Estate in Mayfair and Belgravia, and a range of new developments including a 1,500 home build to rent site in Bermondsey and eight new communities across the south east of England.
James joined Grosvenor in Paris in 2004, where he led Grosvenor's international fund management activity. He was then appointed Chief Executive of Grosvenor Europe in 2013. Before Grosvenor, James was the Senior Director of European Real Estate at Royal Bank of Scotland in Paris and a Non-Executive Director of Nordisk Renting in Sweden.
James is a Board member of INREV and the Westminster Property Association and sits on the BPF’s Policy Committee. He was educated at the Universities of Greenwich and Lille, France.
In December 2020, Grosvenor released Think Zero, its zero carbon pathway. James said: “For over 300 years we’ve been pioneering change and new ways of thinking about property in the UK. Today we’re focussed on redefining the relationship between landlords, tenants and communities, based on a model of mutual success, and putting the environment at the heart of every decision we make. This way we can ensure our places are fit for the future. "