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James Cole

London, UK


Aquiler Capital Partners

James Cole


Following nine years in senior positions with Jones Lang LaSalle and Cushman & Wakefield in Hong Kong and San Francisco, James spent eight years with the office development and investment company the Akeler Group, initially as MD of its European operations, based in Lisbon and Paris, and latterly as CEO based in London. Under his guidance, the business was sold in late 2006 to Macquarie Goodman (now Goodman International) for 650m.

Since 2007, James has utilised his investment, development, management and consultancy skills to the benefit of a diverse group of organisations in such fields as real estate, intelligence & risk management, construction and private aviation. He has also invested into various operating companies and has mentored a number of start-up companies.

Educated at Clifton College, Bristol and a graduate of the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, James was commissioned into the Royal Green Jackets and served for 4 years in various peace-keeping and operational roles.

James Cole’s Background

Oct 2015 - Present
London, UK
Aquiler Capital Partners is a real estate hub for Institutions, Private Family Offices & High Net Worth individuals, providing experience & connections across the real estate sector.
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Akeler and Macquarie Goodman
CEO & Managing Director
1998 - 2007
London, UK
London, Paris & Lisbon. The Akeler Group of Companies was a commercial real estate development business that focused on office & hi-tech industrial accommodation. Sold to Macquarie Goodman.
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Other Business Interests

Shareholder and Non-Executive Director
Jun 2008 - Present
Denver, US
Based at London Stansted, Denver Centennial and Dubai. XJet combines award winning Seven Star Service for owners and users of private jets, with the finest facilities in the industry, all delivered by a passionate & dedicated team of ‘XJetters’ who love what they do.
Shareholder and Advisory Board Member
May 2009 - Present
Washington, US
Pax Mondial provides adaptive & comprehensive operational support services, enabling its partners to expand capacity & operate effectively in high-risk environments & emerging markets.

James Cole’s Education