James began his valuation career in 1986 under a valuation cadetship with Housing New Zealand ( formerly Housing Corporation of NZ), having gained a study award while attending University. He received practical experience in the building and valuation industry, property management and general administration. James obtained a Bachelor of Property Administration and is a Senior member of the Property Institute of New Zealand and an Associate Member of The New Zealand Institute of Valuers.
James practised in Whangarei for 9 years covering a wide range of valuation work from Commercial/Industrial through to Residential and small blocks. Prior to starting with Sheldons he worked in Auckland again encompassing similar work to the above. He joined Sheldons in 2001 and specialises in residential valuations within the Eastern suburbs where he resides, with particular interest in higher priced property.
His outside interests include time with his family, travelling, and all outdoor activities including a wide range of sports.