– AEI Consultants, a leading commercial real estate assessment and consulting firm, has announced the addition of James While as Director, European Markets.
While brings more than 25 years of experience in marketing and business development across the engineering, property, infrastructure, environmental, and sustainability sectors. He will work alongside David Hodge, Director, European Operations at AEI, to further the firm’s expansion in the European market, as well as deepen its range of services for U.S.-based, European, and other global stakeholders.
“James While’s experience, leadership, and significant industry relationships will continue to enhance AEI’s client services in the European market,” says Hodge. “His unparalleled enthusiasm and proven track record of impactful results make him a perfect addition to our global team.”
While says: “AEI’s collaborative culture offers an unprecedented opportunity for all. I am pleased to join this team of driven and dedicated professionals whose true desire to think beyond geographical borders will continue to provide stability and growth for all of our clients.”
In his new role, While will focus on continuing to expand AEI’s environmental consulting, assessment, and risk management services throughout Europe.
“Very few companies have the extensive knowledge of both European and U.S. markets that AEI demonstrates,” continues While. “The team’s breadth of expertise gives them the unique ability to produce recommendations and reports that meet the standards of a wide range of intended audiences. The goal is to effectively bridge the gap between Wall Street and Canary Wharf, bringing tremendous value to investors and other stakeholders.”
He notes that his background as a life-long U.K resident combined with professional experience working for both private and government entities in the country will bring a unique and valuable perspective to the firm as it navigates complex political climates and issues such as Brexit.
Most recently, While served as Head of Conference for MIPIM UK, where he delivered record-breaking attendance. He has also held prominent positions with BRE and Temple Group and is a graduate of University of Surrey and St. Mary’s College in England. Additionally, he is a regular journalist and commentator at Planet Rugby, the world’s foremost Rugby Union news site.