Where experience counts

James Watson, BSc MRICS

With over 28 years of experience in the property sectors, James spent a number of years in the utilities and infrastructure sector delivering turnkey solutions to clients that varied from Vodafone to EDF, returning to his roots in property development when recruited by Barratt Homes. For the past 12 years James has held senior positions with three of the UK’s largest house builders. Most recently as East Divisional Chairman for Bovis (now Vistry Group), where he was a key member of the Executive Leadership Team responsible for its turn around in performance. During his career James has been responsible for the delivery of over 15,000 homes to the private and affordable sectors across developments throughout the UK with a GDV in excess of £3.5bn.

James Appleton-Metcalfe, BSc (Hons) MRICS

James became a Chartered Surveyor in 2001 whilst working for Weatherall Green & Smith (now BNP Paribas) in London before being recruited to become a fund manager for CBRE Global Investors. Whilst at CBREGI he managed 2 high income funds with property assets in excess of £250M. In 2006, he moved back to Yorkshire and worked for Teesland IOG (now Cromwell Group) managing several funds with £350M of property assets. In 2010, he set up Citivale and over the last 7 years has developed the company from being a regional asset management firm to incorporating an operating partner role. Citivale now have in excess of £200m of assets under management.

Adam Shaw, BSc (Hons) MRICS

Adam began his surveying career with Lambert Smith Hampton in Edinburgh and qualified in 2002. He held further senior roles with DTZ and Knight Frank before co-founding Burns & Shaw LLP, a niche property consultancy based in Edinburgh. The firm provides occupational, development and investment advice across all sectors with clients including Aberforth Partners, London & Oriental, Mapeley, BUPA, Blackrock Land (Uk) Ltd, C&W Assets, Hansteen Holdings Plc, Henderson Global Investors and Peveril Securities. Co-founder of West Ranga Property Group Limited, Adam also holds a number of other company interests.

Jamie S Parratt, BLE (Hons) DipPropInv MRICS

Jamie qualified as a Chartered Surveyor in 2000 and has held senior roles with NAI Gooch Webster (now Colliers CRE), Scottish Widows Investment Partnership (SWIP) and Stockland Plc. A founding director of West Ranga Property Group, Jamie has been responsible for the identification and delivery of numerous high-profile developments and investments across the UK.