James Hunt

Global Head of Real Estate, GSA

James Hunt is Global Head of Real Estate for GSA, where he leads the global real estate team and is responsible for the expansion of its real estate portfolio through the acquisition of development opportunities and investment properties.

James is a Chartered Surveyor with over 20 years’ experience of the purpose-built student accommodation sector in the UK, Europe, Australasia and the USA. He has a track record of delivering complex projects and has experience across investment strategy, acquisitions, development, asset management, joint ventures and university partnerships.

James joined GSA in 2018 and prior to this worked for The UNITE Group plc for 17 years, where he held a variety of senior positions including as a member of the management board and leading its annual development programme delivering c.5,000 beds per annum.