James Thornton

Chief Executive and Fund Director, Mayfair Capital

James Thornton

James co-founded Mayfair Capital in 2002 and became Chief Executive in April 2014 having previously performed the role of Chief Investment Officer, and is a member of the firm's Investment Risk Committee.

James is Fund Director for Mayfair Capital’s ‘Property Income Trust for Charities’, a bespoke Fund for charity investors. This Fund operates within strong ethical and environmental criteria.

James is also Fund Director for three other Mayfair Capital Funds: ‘MC Property Growth Fund No.2’, ‘MC Residential 1’ and 'MC Residential 2’, both of which are debt funds which provide loans to residential developers in London.

James has 35 years’ experience in UK commercial property. James spent the first 15 years of his career at Jones Lang Wootton, 11 of which were in its investment management division, JLW Fund Management. In 1996, James joined Savills, where he was appointed Director of Fund Management, responsible for a team of 10 managing some £950 million of client funds on an advisory and discretionary basis.

James is approved by the FCA to perform CF1, CF3 and CF30 functions for Mayfair Capital. He is a member of the RICS, the Investment Property Forum, and a Committee Member of the Charity Investors' Group.