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James Appleton-Metcalfe MRICS

(Managing Director)

James has been involved in the UK real estate industry for over 16 years (that figure scares him a bit…), starting his career in London and has focused on high income/core plus property since 2004, when he worked at CBRE Global Investors. In 2006 James relocated to his roots in Northern England working on acquisitions, asset and fund management Valad. In 2010 he plucked up the courage to set up Citivale and has since developed and grown the company to list several institutions, high net worths, overseas equity and property companies as his partners and in excess of £200m of assets under management.

James seems to have loved universities as he studied at Edinburgh University, Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh and Curtin University in Perth, Western Australia (he really enjoyed the last one…). He became a chartered surveyor whilst working for what was Weatherall Green & Smith (now BNP Paribas) in 2003.

Outside of work he juggles a balance of family life (3 young ones), fishing, skiing, general sport and ticking off his bucket list...

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Peter Evans

(Associate Director)

Peter has been involved in the real estate industry since the tender age of 20 in Budapest for DTZ on a placement year, which he would highly recommend to any post teenager! After this enlightening year, Peter came back and completed his degree at Northumbria University in 2009. Shortly afterwards he joined Ashtenne Industrial Fund Ltd as an asset manager intensively managing industrial estates throughout Yorkshire and Humberside and also became chartered in 2011 as one of the youngest members at that time in the country.

Peter joined Citivale in the summer of 2012, which he has never looked back on and is based in the Northern Office in York carrying out acquisitions, asset and fund management covering the North of England and Scotland.

Outside work, Peter attempts to come down mountains as fast as possible on his off road bike but despises having to get back up to the top of the hill again! His passion for two wheels continues with aspirations of becoming a Moto GP Champion, although at his last track day he was lapped by a teenage girl...