James enjoyed an eight year career as a professional cyclist, travelling throughout the World and living and racing in France at Elite level – as well as twice being UK National champion.
After retiring, he embarked on a change of direction and worked in various sales positions before settling on property – believing the competitive nature of the market would suit him well. Working for one of Manchester’s leading independent letting and property management specialists he excelled at negotiation and rose quickly to a senior position.
Whilst working full time, he also studied an RICS accredited degree over five years in Property Management and Investment – which gave him a deep understanding of the industry. With the UK severely depressed due to the Global economic recession, he decided to move to Dubai in 2010 – positively buoyed by the pace of the market. Initially working for one of the larger brokers, he quickly gained respect by surpassing many targets within the company and rose to a senior position whilst enjoying a large amount of success.
At haus & haus, James is known for his passion for his staff, pro – active management style, sharp eye for detail and a ‘can – do’ work ethic.