About Us

Shaping the Future

James R Brown & Company Ltd (“JRBC”) provides a bespoke service to address the financial viability issues of planning for property development.

We ensure that your planning consents are financially viable.

Who We Are

JAMES BROWN BSc (Hons) MRICS Registered Valuer

James qualified as a Chartered Surveyor in 1992 whilst working for Speyhawk Plc and is in the Residential, Planning & Development and Valuation faculties of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).

Before establishing his own business in 2015, James has worked at; Terrace Hill Group, Savills (14 years), Chesterton Plc and Strutt & Parker (4 years).

James provides development viability and consultancy advice on residential led and mixed-use projects.

He also acts as an Expert Witness at Planning Appeals.


Expert Witness

We act as Expert Witness on development viability, valuation and affordable housing matters.

Core Viability

  • Optimising development concepts.
  • Mix of property uses and cohesion thereof

Value of affordable housing

  • New forms of affordable housing.
  • Residential mix and unit layouts

Related Services

  • Pre-purchase land acquisition advice
  • Valuation.
  • Selling/acquiring affordable housing



We advise clients on the acquisition of residential sites and stock.

Affordable Housing Services

  •  New forms of affordable housing.
  • Section 106 costs and opportunities