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James Deen

CostaTerra and Global Sales

Discovery Land Company

London, UK

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James Deen’s Biography

After 10 years selling Albany in The Bahamas – one of the world’s most successful resort communities - James has moved to Discovery Land Company. Discovery Land was founded by Michael S. Meldman and is known for developing some of the world’s most exclusive private residential golf club communities with a portfolio of 24 properties from Hawaii to The Caribbean and now CostaTerra in Portugal which will open in October 2021.

In his earlier career James was a Manager in Corporate Finance at HSBC Securities, where he specialised in IPOs and mining as well as being responsible for numerous UK and International clients. James has since founded and co-founded several innovative entities across Europe and the USA. These include Crussh, a leading UK juice bar chain, Golf Flagstick Advertising and BiDe, a fintech in the banking space. In addition, James has written for a Grammy-winning comedy show and has co-produced 3 music albums.

Prior to his career, James achieved a degree in English and Business Economics at Brown University.

James Deen’s Newsfeed

The Telegraph
Brexit drives British millionaires to Portugal for tax and EU perks

Bespoke wine-making will also be one of the attractions near ultra-chic Comporta at CostaTerra Golf & Ocean Club, the first European resort for the US developer, Discovery Land Company, whose residential communities have a fond following among American celebrities and billionaires. 

The Times
Meet Mike Meldman, the US tequila tycoon making golf properties cool again

Super-prime Golf resort CostaTerra, where James Deen looks after Global Sales, was mentioned in The Times.

James Deen’s Background

Discovery Land Company
CostaTerra and Global Sales
Dec 2020 - Present
London, UK
Discovery Land Company is a leading estate developer and operator of private residential communities and resorts with a portfolio of 24 properties worldwide. CostaTerra and Ocean Club in Portugal, due to open in 2021, is the first Discovery property in Europe.
Albany Bahamas
Head of Global Development
Jul 2011 - Nov 2020
London, UK
Albany is the collective vision of its founders – Joe Lewis, Tavistock Group and golfing greats Tiger Woods and Ernie Els – who set out to create the finest luxury resort community.
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Other Business Interests

BiDe Group
Mar 2019 - Present
London, UK
BiDe allows Family Offices and Trust Companies to open bank accounts, transact forex and make money from their banking services. It is a revolutionary fintech using best in class bespoke software to allow client facing business to bank better.
Jan 1997 - Present
London, UK
Crussh is the leading juice bar and 'fit food' chain in the UK. Making food and drink ‘healthier, tastier and easier’ is at the very heart of everything that Crussh have done since 1998. They want their customers to have the best choice of 'fit' food - whenever they want or need it.

James Deen’s Education

Brown University
BA Business Economics / English Literature
1984 - 1988
Eton College
1979 - 1984

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