senior director, projects,
Greystar Europe Holdings
James is a Senior Director in the Development team at Greystar, where he is focused on the delivery of new ‘Build to Rent’ / multifamily rental communities and raising awareness about how this can help to address the UK’s housing crisis. He also leads Greystar’s involvement with central and local government at a time when policy around Build to Rent and multifamily housing is emerging strongly, as well as engagement with key local stakeholders on each of our projects. James also provides up-front consultancy advice to Greystar’s 3rd-party management clients. With 20 years’ experience of delivering homes across the whole tenure spectrum, James brings a broad understanding of the priorities for residents, local communities and policymakers in delivering long term rental developments that are purpose-designed, purpose-managed and have placemaking at their heart.
James currently sits on the MHCLG Build to Rent Joint Committee, the British Property Federation’s Build to Rent sub-committee and the Urban Land Institute’s UK Residential Council. James is a regular speaker and commentator, and was also a contributor to the 2016 Urban Land Institute publication, the ‘Build to Rent: Best Practice Guide’.
James is a Chartered Structural Engineer and, prior to joining Greystar, led the Residential Projects team at Deloitte Real Estate in London for 12 years, during which time he also undertook ancillary roles at the Homes and Communities Agency and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. He also chaired the BPF’s Residential Conference in 2014.