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James Shepherd

Head of Research, Asia Pacific

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    26/F The Headquarter Building
    168 Xizang Zhong Lu
    200001 PRC

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    +86 21 2208 0769

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With over 20 years of industry experience, and as a general practice surveyor, James has dealt with all major property types including industrial, retail, office, residential, hotels and serviced apartments. 

James joined the firm in 2014 from Colliers where he specialized in research and due diligence across China and managed the East China Research team. Prior to this, James was a Senior Director at Ernst & Young’s transaction real estate team conducting research, consultancy, valuation, fair value and impairment testing. Between 2003 and 2007, James was Director and Head of Knight Frank’s Shanghai research, valuation and consultancy teams and also established industrial and retail brokerage. From 2001 to 2003 James was Shanghai GM of the valuation firm Sallmanns. 
Before coming to Mainland China James worked as a office broker in Hong Kong from 1998 to 2001 for Sallmanns and Savills. James started his career in the UK where, whilst studying for his degree, he also worked as a broker in the industrial and residential sectors in 1996 and 1997.

Awards & Associations

2018 Research Awards
  • RICS – Awards China 2018
    Research Team Of Year
  • EUROMONEY REAL ESTATE – No.1 in China Research 2018


  • AEW
  • Applied Materials
  • ARA
  • Ascendas
  • Avery
  • Bain Capital 
  • Bank of Tokyo
  • B&Q 
  • CapitaLand
  • Citi
  • Coca-Cola
  • Deutsche Bank
  • H&M
  • IKEA
  • ING Real Estate
  • JP Morgan
  • Morgan Stanley
  • OCBC
  • ORIX
  • PAG
  • Philips
  • United Technologies Valeo
  • Starbucks