James Wakelin joined C2 Capital in March 2015 to manage and grow the private client side of the business.  He has 15 years real estate experience, in transaction, fund management and corporate finance roles.  

James started his career at Parkes and Company (now Invesco Real Estate), where he focused on UK acquisition work, principally for the US Pension fund, TIAA-CREF. He subsequently joined the principal real estate team at UBS within the Investment Bank. He helped grow the team charged with deploying the bank’s balance sheet into real estate across the UK and Europe, with flexibility to invest across the capital structure.  Subsequently, James worked at Pacific Real Estate Capital Partners and KPMG, undertaking a mixture of transaction and corporate finance work, the later advising large public and private corporates/investors on specific real estate projects/strategies.

James loves playing and watching sport, albeit it tends to be more of the latter these days.   He also enjoys travelling to exotic places and can’t wait until his kids are a little older to continue conquering the globe.