James Leach


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James has over 20 years as an investment adviser in the office, life science and portfolio markets across the UK. He was previously head of SE offices and Portfolios at CBRE and held similar roles at Cushman & Wakefield. He started his career as a national leasing agent which continues to provides a unique insight in how occupiers utilise space. Alongside Mark Wilson he has been responsible for launching the Living team at ACRE.


James has transacted some of the highest profiles deal in his key fields: Life Sciences – aggregation of individual science parks and onward sale of the whole portfolio to Trinity/AG for circa £100m. He has subsequently acquired further assets for this fund which is now controlled by Harrison Street. Portfolio – Purchase of the Powerhouse portfolio of 3 CBD offices if Manchester for Pictet/XLB for circa £120m. Offices – Purchase of the 250,000 sq ft office campus and 11 acres of development land at Forum Business Park, Solent for Trinity/Tristan and subsequent sale to Kennedy Wilson post completion of the business plan.

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