James joins from JLL where he was a Lead Director and Head of Healthcare Investment and brings a wealth of sector experience. With 20 years’ experience in property, James is a recognised national specialist in the health and social care sector.
In the past 18 months alone he has completed a host of deals including the sale and acquisition of two private hospitals and the sale of a £30 million care home portfolio. During this time he also organised primary care investments in Hackney and Stourbridge and renegotiated terms on a private hospital prior to taking it to market.
The arrival of James further boosts Cushman & Wakefield’s Healthcare team which was formed in April and strengthened in July with the arrival of Tom Robinson from Savills. Like James, Tom is highly experienced in the healthcare sector with clients spanning funders and operators to voluntary sector bodies.
Martin Robb, Cushman & Wakefield’s Head of Healthcare Advisory, said: “James brings real capability to our transactional offering in this specialist market and he will hit the ground running.
“Our aim when we started trading in April was to build the best team offering the best service to the best clients, initially on the advisory side. The next stage is to provide transactional expertise in the healthcare arena and James is ideally placed to deliver that.
“We are going from strength to strength. We already have more than £800 million of asset value to report on and clients including banks, REITs, operators and private equity. We continue to see great opportunities for our clients across the wide range of healthcare sectors which, due to changing demographics, are certain to see excellent long-term growth.”
James Hanson said: “Cushman & Wakefield’s leading market presence, the positivity of their team and determination to deliver the best service and results for all their clients was instrumental in my decision to join them.”
Healthcare Advisory is part of Cushman & Wakefield’s UK Valuation & Advisory team. Comprising approximately 240 professionals in 10 locations, the team valued 59,000 properties worth a combined £549bn – including £18bn worth of alternative investments – in 2015 and retained its position as the market leader in several sectors including retail, Central London, business space, outlet malls and self-storage. For more on Cushman & Wakefield's Healthcare sector, follow this link.