James Kennard joined LDP in 2012 from Knight Frank and brings a wealth of experience across the leisure and entertainment sectors, as well as strong experience across the commercial and residential property sectors.
James began his consulting career with Economics Research Associates (ERA) as a Research Associate, then Associate, before leaving for a spell with WS Atkins as a Senior Economist. James then spend four years as an Associate Partner within the Residential Research team at Knight Frank.
At ERA, and later at LDP, James has worked with a range of visitor attraction groups, individual operators and potential investors or developers. Over this period James has also worked on a number of cultural & heritage projects, World Cup stadia, specialty attractions, and has completed a number of mixed-use development assignments.
Since joining LDP, James has completed numerous assignments, including feasibility studies for branded family entertainment centres across a number of locations in Europe and the US, a specialist theme park development in the Netherlands, large-scale theme park and resort complexes in the Europe and Africa, a museum in the UK, and a proposed new venue and show in the UAE.
In his previous roles James has also gleaned extensive experience conducting Economic Impact Assessments and residential-focussed research consultancy.