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James has a significant amount of commercial property experience, having worked in the industry since September 2000. James specialises in the industrial and logistics sector and has successfully advised a range of clients including Funds, Developers, Property Companies & Corporate Occupiers on both, high profile and large scale acquisitions and disposals.
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James has a significant amount of commercial property experience, having worked in the industry since September 2000. Before founding Darby Keye Property in January 2014, James worked in the Birmingham office of the highly regarded National Industrial & Logistics team at Colliers International, which he joined back in November 2005. Prior to this, he spent 5 years at GR Darby developing an extensive understanding of all aspects of land & property, whilst undertaking a degree in Real Estate Management. James qualified as a Chartered Surveyor in 2008.

James specialises in the industrial and logistics sector and has successfully advised a range of clients including Funds, Developers, Property Companies & Corporate Occupiers on both, high profile and large scale acquisitions and disposals.

James has gained an enviable reputation for upholding integrity and providing clear and accurate advice to the benefit of his clients in both stable and unstable market conditions.

Recent Highlights Include:

  • Acquisition of Midpoint 105, a 105,506 sq ft warehouse at Midpoint Park, Birmingham on behalf of The Parts Alliance Group for their National Distribution hub.
  • ‘Off market’ acquisition of 7.1 acres of land allocated for ‘employment uses’ at Relay Park, Tamworth on behalf of Opus Land / Aberdeen Standard Investments. The land has been acquired for the purposes of developing a brand new speculatively constructed ‘institutional specification warehouse of 135,000 sq ft.
  • Disposal of 65,000 sq ft industrial / warehouse premises on Haydock Park Road, Derby on behalf of ‘Corporate Occupier’ client, Parker Hannifin.
  • Acquisition of vacant 51,368 sq ft industrial / warehouse premises on Stafford Park 11, Telford on behalf of Cedarway Limited.
  • Disposal of the above premises to AO Recycling Limited on a 15 year FRI Lease.

Wider Industry Involvement

James acts as Treasurer of the West Midlands Industrial Agents Society as well as being a member of the internationally recognised Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).

Key Clients

  • ProLogis
  • The Parts Alliance
  • Capita Land
  • St Modwen
  • IM Properties
  • Parker Hannifin
  • Opus Land
  • Aberdeen Standard Investments
  • Sertec

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1 week ago
Darby Keye Property are delighted to be named winner of the CoStar Q2 2022 Top Industrial Leasing Deal award for the West Midlands.

Thank you CoStar Group UK for the recognition. For full details, please visit https: https://t.co/YoSLLpdnkj
2 weeks ago
LET! Unit 3 & 4 Euro Innovation Park, Birmingham - 44,000 sq. ft.
Darby Keye Property secure Prime Time Haulage for this modern warehouse unit.
For expert industrial and logistics property marketing advice, please contact us on 0121 647 3541. https://t.co/UKZix151WD
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1 month ago
Pleased to announce the letting of Unit 13 Wellesbourne Distribution Park, Warwick - a fully refurbished 60,000 sq ft warehouse situated off Junction 15, M40.
One refurbished unit of 25,000 sq ft remaining. Contact us on 0121 647 3541, or our joint agent CBRE on 0121 616 5555. https://t.co/h3u6L75C5v
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3 months ago
Thank you @CoStarUK for providing us with two brilliant award trophies, in recognition of the annual Industrial Awards 2022 Most Active Single Branch Agency Acquisitions & Disposals, West Midlands, for both square footage transacted and volume transacted categories. https://t.co/HWW9UTVKue DarbyKeye photo
6 months ago
We are thrilled and immensely proud to be awarded CoStar Group UK's annual Industrial Award - Most Active Single Branch Agency Acquisitions & Disposals, West Midlands, in both the square footage transacted and volume transacted, categories.
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6 months ago
Darby Keye Property receive CoStar's Q4 2021 Top Industrial Leasing Deals award, for assisting Tech e-commerce firm Box with the acquisition of their new 119,000 sq ft headquarters at St Modwen Park Tamworth. For full details, please visit  https://t.co/YoSLLpuYbR.

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