National property consultancy, Carter Jonas, has welcomed a high-profile recruit to its London Commercial Team with the appointment of Justin James, joining as a partner to drive central London investment capabilities.
James is based out of the firm’s headquarters, One Chapel Place, W1. He joins from Gerald Eve where he was a partner in the Central London Capital Markets Team. He brings more than 25 years’ experience in the sector, advising a range of public and private investors – including A&A Investments, Allegra Holdings, Pontegadea and DIO – on opportunities in the core West End and City markets. Previously, he has held senior roles at Avison Young, BNP Paribas Real Estate, Allsop and Colliers International.
At Carter Jonas, James will work alongside John Knight – who joined Carter Jonas in September last year as head of national investment – and the wider London team, to develop Carter Jonas’s scope, targeting direct investment transactions to provide a comprehensive range of services to the business’ new and existing clients.
Justin James, Partner, Commercial, Carter Jonas, said: “This is an exciting opportunity to join a successful Partnership. Carter Jonas’s London based transactional teams are firmly established, and I look forward to working with them, including its tenant advisory team headed by Michael Pain, to explore new synergies and realise wider opportunities in the market. Current economic conditions and changing workspace requirements have created new focal points of interest for investors. I look forward to working with the team to deliver effective and robust advice for our clients in this evolving landscape.”
John Knight, Partner and Head of National Investment, Carter Jonas, said: “Justin is a well-known and highly regarded figure in the London investment market. His skillset and strong track record of deal delivery make him a valuable addition to the team. His experience will forge new collaborations with our growing central London occupational agency capabilities and further enhance Carter Jonas’s offering.”