James Martell

Partner | London

James is a partner in the real estate team.

He works on a variety of commercial real estate matters including acquisitions, disposals and lettings for developers, public and private companies, occupiers and private individuals. James has a wide experience of working on portfolio acquisitions acting for and advising on commercial property lending transactions. He acts for a broad client base including charities, developers, investors, luxury retailers and hotel and leisure operators.

He prides himself on his commerciality and strives to deliver the most practical and cost-effective solution.

James has used his experience in the English, French and Russian markets.

Track record


Advising Ralph Trustees in relation to the sale of the Athenaeum Hotel.

Advising Select Group in relation to the acquisition of the Radisson Blu Hotel, Birmingham and the acquisition and forward funding of the Melia Hotel, Echo Building, Liverpool.

Advising Soho House in relation to numerous venues including new private members clubs in West London and Barcelona.

England and Wales, 2005

New York, 2004

Me in a minute

I love the tangibility of real estate

I possess over fifteen years’ experience and expertise working on all elements of commercial real estate transactions acting for charities, developers, investors, luxury retailers and hotel and leisure operators. I am a proven deal-closer, getting deals over the line’ for clients. I love the tangibility of real estate – having worked, eaten, drunk and stayed in properties that I have bought; developed; let or sold.

My passions outside of property are travel and experiencing new cultures (I am half French and my wife is from the Caribbean) eating a great meal with family and friends; and a fine glass of left-bank Bordeaux.



  • English






20 Old Bailey,



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