James Hawton


Project Management of large scale mixed tenure housing developments. Development and option appraisals, land acquisition, site assembly, resident consultation and estate regeneration/intensification. Construction contract procurement including traditional, design and build, and joint ventures. Affordable Housing funding, strategy and policy. Development process management.


James career has been shaped by working in both private and public sectors. He began his career as a quantity surveyor working in roles in consultancy and building contracting. His passion for affordable housing then saw him working in housing development teams for local authorities and housing associations.

Most recently, James has spent the last 5 years working in the Development team for a leading G15 housing association. In this time, James was a key member of the team that established an award winning development programme and oversaw the delivery of large scale mixed tenue developments in London. Recent achievements include project managing the completion of 413 homes in east London and overseeing the procurement of 1,500 homes in the Royal Borough of Greenwich.

James offers clients a breadth of knowledge of the development sector and his expertise working on projects from initiation to completion can be relied on to deliver high quality housing projects.

Altair Assignments

  • Recent projects that James has been involved in include:
  • New Business Manager (Interim) @ Genesis Housing Association
  • Senior Development Manager (Interim) @ Peabody


Post Graduate Diploma in Quantity Surveying – Anglia Ruskin University
Senior Development Project Manager - G15 RSLs
Development Officer - Basildon Borough Council

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