John JeffriesJohn has over 8 years experience in the residential development sector. He qualified as a Chartered Surveyor at Bidwells Property Consultants where he was an Associate Director within the Residential Land team. At Bidwells, John worked for a wide range of landowning clients including private individuals, institutions and public bodies. He worked on a wide variety of development projects including the delivery of major urban extensions of up to 2,000 units as well as smaller brownfield disposals.

In 2008, John moved to Jones Lang LaSalle based in their London Residential Development and Investment team where he was a Director. In this role John worked on the delivery and disposal of development sites both in London and the South East of England which ranged from prime Central London apartment schemes to major housing developments. In addition, John was also involved in the creation of a number of private equity funds of up to £50m who wished to invest in residential development.

Clients included major multinational corporations, central Government departments, receivers as well as property companies and private individuals. John joined Adalta Residential at the end of 2012.


James Hill James has over 12 years experience in property agency and development, which has primarily focused on food retail development and commercial property agency but also includes work within the mixed-use development sector.

Using his experience James adds a new dimension to Adalta Real Residential; he compliments the Adalta Real Residential team by providing advice on how to successfully integrate and therefore maximise returns from the commercial space within the wider residential schemes.

James qualified as a Chartered Surveyor at Berry Morris, Banbury, Oxfordshire from where he migrated to become a Director of Liggins Thomas Property Consultancy, for some five years prior to joining Adalta Real in 2009. James is responsible for having established and now leading the Agency and Development departments within the Company and in that capacity he is dealing with sales, acquisitions and development consultancy work for a multitude of clients throughout the UK. James’ clients are very varied and include residential and commercial developers, national retailers, investment funds, pension funds and private individuals.


John BlountJohn joined Adalta Real at the beginning of 2016. He works alongside the team within all parts of the business, building his knowledge and experience in each property sector. He is currently studying for a Masters degree in Real Estate and, once complete, he is hoping to complete his Assessment of Professional Competence in order to qualify as a Chartered Surveyor.