HEAD OFFICE & SENIOR NEGOTIATIOR
James established the Bury St. Edmunds office. Notable achievements include the sale and acquisition of The Northgate, developing a robust lettings portfolio of high-end buy-to-let properties, and concluding various country house sales in the West Suffolk Area.
Prior to joining Whatley Lane, James worked for several luxury brands in the UK and Europe. He also worked as a commercial property analyst for an Islamic investment bank in the City and was a sales and lettings manager at an independent agency in the fast-paced London Docklands residential and corporate relocation markets.
Following his BA History of Art at the University of East Anglia, focused in architecture and the evolution of the English Country House, James achieved a RICS accredited MSc in International Real Estate at the Royal Agricultural College Cirencester which included an exchange programme at the National University of Singapore, working in asset management at Colliers International.
Outside of work, James has a passion for country pursuits, wine harvesting, marathon running, art and architecture. Also a foodie and cooks a wicked steak; receiving the prize in Bury St. Edmunds 2017 episode of the acclaimed TV series Come Dine With Me.
Our international, Jade was born in South Africa, lived in London and moved to Suffolk 12 years ago where she now enjoys all things country living. Enthusiastic with considerable attention to detail and very much a people person, Jade is responsible for management of our lettings in the Bury St. Edmunds office. Previously Jade cut her teeth at claims handling and process driven tasks at AXA Insurance while developing property insight with an independent agency in Suffolk. Jade has a knowledge of the local equestrian scene having worked for Marco Botti, the Italian racehorse trainer based in Newmarket.
Outside of the office, Jade is happiest in wellies, loves her horses and has done competitive showjumping at a national level. A fan of her puppy and watching rugby.