James Ackroyd

Associate Director

James joined Élan in September 2016 as a senior resource to help launch Élan’s Property Management services.
He has 14 years experience in commercial property management in Australia and the UK managing large commercial property portfolios for clients investing in office, industrial and retail sectors.


James is very experienced at the execution of commercial property management functions including rent collection, preparation of outgoings budget and financial management, implementing programme of lease renewals and rent reviews for high net worth individuals, commercial property companies, developers, super funds and banks.

In addition, James is able to identify and exploit value-adding initiatives, coordination of lease re-gears , surrenders, grants, renewals, rent reviews and refurbishments.


James has managed $500m commercial portfolio comprising of office, retail and industrial throughout metropolitan Melbourne. In this previous role, James has also been responsible for recruitment, managing and developing the performance of a team of 5 people with a departmental budget of $1m+ for over 50 clients and 100 properties.

He has also worked for well known companies such as Marshcliffe Ltd, Derwent London, Colliers, GVA Saxon Law and CB Richard Ellis International whilst living in London and has acquired a vast amount of experience over his career to date.

James is also an experienced user of various software packages including MRI, Blue Box, APB & Manhattan.


  • Property, asset and transaction management
  • Valuation and financial skills
  • Maintenance and enhancement of rental income
  • Preservation and enhancement of capital values
  • Commercial property management in Australia and the UK managing portfolios of office, industrial and retail properties.


  • LLB (Hons), Law Class 2—University of Leeds
  • MSc Estate Management—Royal Agricultural College Cirencester
  • MRICS Qualified Chartered Surveyor—Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors
  • REIV Agents Representative
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