charles james property development

charles james overview

Founded in 2003 by Managing Director, Jason James Moody. The Charles James Developments Group are an award-winning property development company specialising in viable luxury residential and commercial properties. For over a decade the team have been developing a diverse portfolio of distinct mixed use sites,

through their keen insight and strong partnerships The Charles James developments Group have been establishing themselves as a leading independent developer within central London and throughout the South-East of England.

the team

Jason Moody

managing director

Jason founded the Charles James Developments Group in 2003 with the principle aims of creating exceptional residential and commercial properties in locations that he is passionate about, whilst delivering outstanding customer relations. A seasoned developer, Jason has lead the successful completion of a diverse range of properties throughout his long-standing career. Jason's experience to date and drive for quality assurance has established this trusted team that makes up the Charles James Developments Group.

Tony Knauer

Construction Manager

Tony brings along a wealth of knowledge to the CJD team having spent over 40 years in the industry, with some 20 of those years in senior management roles for some of the UK major national House Builders. His technical knowledge, methodical approach and ability to clearly communicate even the most complex details to people and trades alike, ensure every project runs as smoothly as possible. Tony delivers our projects to the highest standard.

Karen Lawrie


Karen has 7 year’s experience working in property development and her role with CJD is to provide extensive administrative support to all the team throughout the duration of a project. Karen’s skill-set is wide ranging and her attention to detail is key. Karen has always recognised the importance of building a friendly and professional rapport with all parties involved in a project, which echoes the ethos of CJD.



Daniel is a seasoned professional with 15 years of experience in the construction industry. He has successfully managed more than four projects with CJD and will continue to oversee future developments.

PAUL Smeeth

Property & Finance Director

Paul combines his experience as a property agent over two decades with his more recent role as finance specialist, raising commercial and development funds within the property sector. During Paul's 30yr career he has acted on behalf of a wide variety of exclusive clients and has been involved in extensive projects throughout the UK. Paul's versatility within the Charles James Group as well as his comprehensive network of contacts and clients throughout the industry ensure that each project is thoroughly supported from start to finish.



Charles James Developments Group are passionate about bringing sustainable, financial and social value to key London boroughs.
Our efforts are dedicated towards an enterprise that is diligent, forthright and committed to delivering the objectives set out at each stage of the development process.


We endeavour to be accessible and responsive at all times for customers and investors alike, allowing you to seek advice with our senior team directly on a regular basis. As a family business we favour the personal approach, building rapport has been at the center of our business since its formation.


"Charles James Developments Group have been a pleasure to deal with throughout the buying process, helping with all my queries and requests, proving collaborative and keen to assist at all times. Every element of the house is of the highest specification and all finished impeccably. I would recommend anyone to buy a Charles James property."