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James Neale

Asset Management & Head of Recoveries & Restructuring


About James

James Neale is a Director in the Professional Services team in London.  He started his career in Agency and Investment, and developed his experience into Corporate Real Estate Solutions and carrying out RICS Red Book valuations before specialising in Asset Management, and Recovery and Restructuring as a RICS Registered Property Receiver. 


Having qualified as a Chartered Surveyor (MRICS) and Registered Valuer in October 2008 James then became a Fellow of NARA and a Registered Property Receiver in 2011. James has experience in agency and investment, valuations, and with a focus now on asset management and fixed charge receiverships.


James joined SHW in October 2018 from Copping Joyce, where he was Head of Recoveries and Asset Management in their City office. As well as managing client property portfolios he accepts LPA receivership appointments over commercial, residential and agricultural properties for lenders, including High Street banks, Challenger banks, or private unregulated lenders.


James also provides pre-LPA receivership appointment advice to lenders as part of their restructuring and exit strategies to identify where formal enforcement might be avoided; such advice has a focus on the cost and timescale sensitivities that surround a recovery process.