South West-based real estate developer Stonewood Partnerships has appointed James Petherick to be its Residential Land Director.
In this newly created role, James will be using his extensive knowledge of the South West to lift the housing developer’s site acquisition to a new level. Additionally, the 36-year-old will be using his 15 years of experience in the sector to help the company find more high-quality land as it moves towards its target of building 300 homes a year.
He joins the Tormarton and Castle Combe housebuilder from respected property consultant JLL, where he was head of its South West residential team in Bristol. James joined JLL in 2017 after training with GVA Grimley in Bristol, studying real estate management at UWEand becoming chartered in 2010.
James explained, “One of my reasons for moving to Stonewood is that I want to get away from being the middle man. I want to be actually delivering something and having a product there that you can drive past in five- or ten years’ time and think ‘I built that, people live here and love it, and I played a part in that’. Being at the sharp end is very appealing.”
He continued, “There’s no restriction on what kind of sites I will be looking for but with our target being to increase production significantly, we need to be looking at all opportunities so that we are securing sites now to go through planning permission and be ready to be on-site in three years’ time.”
Stonewood Partnerships Land Director Gavin Calthrop added, “Having James on board is exactly what we need to get to the next level and an appointment of his calibre is a major statement of intent about our ambitions. James’ experience and reputation as a great person to deal with is a perfect fit with Stonewood and he’s going to play a big part in our continued growth.”
Pictured: Stonewood Partnerships’ new Residential Land Director James Petherick