Prior to co-founding Raven Rose in 2020, James cut his teeth in CBRE's Tenant Representation team, acquiring and disposing of sites for Three, Cath Kidston, Starbucks, Reiss and Links of London to name a few.
This was followed by time at niche property agency CWM where James worked with brands like Oliver Peoples, Kate Spade, Pal Zileri and Venchi, advising them on UK and European real estate acquisitions.
In 2015 James was poached by his then clients Doddle to help grow the business to 50 stores across Great Britain, including flagship acquisitions in Canary Wharf, Kings Cross and Paddington.
At Raven Rose, James continues to advise his clients on site acquisitions and disposals in the retail, restaurant and leisure sectors.
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Josh’s passion for brands extends well beyond the fundamentals of property, with an understanding of brand ethos through to store design, product quality and market position.
Before setting up Raven Rose, Josh worked for Shelley Sandzer, acquiring and disposing of leases for some of London’s leading restaurant brands.
Josh was head hunted by his then client Soho House as Property Director to work on the expansion of their casual restaurant brands. Working in house, Josh built a well rounded understanding of setting up restaurants & helped to more than double the size of the portfolio within three years, after which he was named in Code Hospitality’s list of 30 under 30 working in hospitality in 2017.
After setting up on his own in 2017, Josh joined forces with James to form Raven Rose in 2020 where he continues to advise restaurant & leisure clients in Central London.
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Originally from Paris, Laurène started her career in Events Operations and learned how to manage large teams and complex sites. In 2016 she joined Camm & Hooper which reimagines and transforms London’s most iconic venues into successful events spaces.
Moving from operations to sales, she worked with Mitchells and Butlers to implement a private events strategy and contribute to the growth of the London division.
Simultaneously, she studied Real Estate Finance and Investment to gain an understanding of portfolio management and corporate real estate strategy. This combined with years of experience in hospitality management provides her with an extensive knowledge when it comes to expansion and business development.
Laurène joined Raven Rose in 2021 as a Retail & Leisure Agent to focus on leasing and acquisitions and help clients in the retail, restaurant and leisure sectors.
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