James Cooksey

Director of Central London

James joined The Crown Estate in March 2009 as Head of St James’s and the Regional Portfolios.

He previously worked for Norwich Union/Morley Fund Management for over 10 years having held a number of posts, including Fund Manager for The Aviva Staff Pension Fund and Head of European Multi Manager.

Since joining The Crown Estate James has played a key role in driving activity across the St James’s and Regional Portfolios, in particular developing the business’s joint venture partnerships with Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan (HOOPP) and Oxford Properties, as well as re-positioning the Regional Portfolio towards dominant/prime retail.

In 2015 James was promoted to Director of Central London, giving him overall responsibility for the Regent Street & St James’s portfolio’s, which have a combined value worth over £7bn.  

James holds a degree in Land Management, is a member of the IPF, and has passed the full IMC.

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