James Stevens


Job title

Head of Investment – Global Real Estate

Work location

London, United Kingdom

Joined Aviva Investors


Joined The Industry



Main responsibilities

James is currently responsible for leading our Real Estate Equity Investment Management team with responsibility for active equity origination, investment management, transactions and development. He also leads our co-investment and joint venture strategies across a range of global investors and specialist operating partners.

Experience and qualifications

Since joining Aviva Investors in 2019, James has been responsible for creating, restructuring and recapitalising numerous joint ventures across a broad range of sectors and geographies. He has also specialised in identifying and delivering complex transactions and a range of development projects across the retail, leisure, commercial and residential sectors. Furthermore, James has been improving the environmental performance of our real estate assets through refurbishment and redevelopment.

Prior to joining, he spent twelve years at Aberdeen Standard Investments where, as fund manager and head of UK Development, he sourced, underwrote and executed investments across a range of core, value-add and opportunistic funds.

James has a masters degree in Land Management/Urban Development & Planning from the University of Reading.