James was born and raised in Ireland and attended the Internationally renowned Shannon College of Hotel management where he began his international hospitality career that eventually brought him to Grand Cayman. Starting in 2008, James spent 10 years at the Ritz-Carlton Grand Cayman Resort. As Executive Director of Residences at the Ritz-Carlton Grand Cayman Resort, James presided over $0.5 Billion dollars’ worth of real-estate, including Ocean front Hotel suites, Ocean front Residential condominiums and stand-alone Luxury Villas within the resort. James’s attention to detail and exceptional relationship skills ensured that his many international clients received legendary ‘Ritz-Carlton’ service in all aspects of their ownership at the resort.
By joining IRG, James has combined his solid real estate investment advice with his 5 Star Hospitality skills to ensure that his clients get the best service, whether they invest in luxury residential or premium commercial real estate.
James has a unique ability to connect people, where many former clients have now become either business partners, repeat clients and most importantly, friends. His in-depth knowledge of local & international markets has proven his ability to leverage relationships with the leading legal & wealth management experts, as well as experienced commercial bankers, which gives his clients access to both a local and international suite of services unrivaled in the market place.
James has served as council member of the Cayman Islands Chamber of Commerce, has been a guest speaker for the Chamber’s ‘Leadership Cayman Programme’ in which he is also a 2015 graduate, has served as a Chamber of Commerce mentor to local Caymanian students as part of their successful Mentoring Cayman program, and is a past member of the Grand Cayman Rotary Club. He has also been a reading buddy at a local primary school since 2008, where he enjoys assisting the local youth with reading & development skills. In his spare time, he enjoys Pilates, golf, tennis & reading.