James is now based in Hong Kong and is responsible for Cushman & Wakefield's retail teams across the Asia Pacific region. He work has a broad experience in real estate spanning 19 years. He has worked both the UK and in Asia with retailers, corporate occupiers, investors and developers.
Before taking his current Asia Pacific role, James was in charge of C&W's mainland China retail business. Over the last decade James has been involved in a wide range of consulting work in China, assisting developers with the concept and positioning of their retail schemes in cities across China. He has also lead teams to implement these concepts through leasing and ongoing management. James has also worked closely with a number of retailers on their China market entry and expansion.
James believes that the retail market in China is one of the most important investment opportunities of the 21st century, but is currently concerned about the potential oversupply of retail space in many major cities in China.
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