James Smith Principal

StrategyReal Estate


EducationB.Sc., Northumbria University

Prior ExperienceThor Equities
Atrium European Real Estate
Europa Capital

James Smith is a Principal based in H.I.G.’s London office. He works within the real estate asset management team, and specialises in U.K. and European real estate.

James’s career spans more than 20 years, having held senior positions in private equity and real estate investment businesses, covering all aspects of asset management, property development, acquisitions and disposals. Prior to working with H.I.G. he was an Executive Director and European Head of Asset Management for specialist retail investor and developer Thor Equities, where he oversaw the €2 billion European portfolio. Before Thor Equities, James was responsible for the M&A team of Atrium European Real Estate, where he was responsible for acquisitions and disposals throughout the European portfolio of €3 billion. Earlier in his career, James worked for Goodman and Europa Capital in various transaction and asset management roles.

James holds a B.Sc. (Hons) in Urban Property Surveying from Northumbria University.