James Cooksey joined The Crown Estate in March 2009, and sits on our Group Leadership Team as Managing Director of our London Business Unit. In this role, James oversees a portfolio that includes all of Regent Street and around half of St James’s, totalling circa 10m sq. ft.
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.
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.
James holds a degree in Land Management, is a member of the IPF, and has passed the full IMC.