James has over 8 years’ experience spanning institutional banking, real estate finance and corporate real estate. James holds both a Bachelor of Commerce and a Bachelor of Property from the University of Auckland.
James started in the corporate real estate services sector, quickly progressing to be a Surveyor for one of New Zealand’s largest banks, Westpac New Zealand. He then moved into Property Finance at Westpac where James undertook deal origination, credit analysis and portfolio management. In this time James was involved in funding projects across a variety of asset classes including: commercial, residential, healthcare and marinas.
James then moved into Westpac’s Institutional Bank as a Senior Associate, where he was responsible for credit analysis, financial analysis and relationship management on portfolio lending to REITs, property funds and listed retirement village and aged care operators. In this position James led the credit analysis for the re-financing of c. £1.75billion of loan facilities.