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Staff Profiles

David James

David James

Partner

David is married to Kathryn and they have three children Helen, Oliver and Emily. They moved to Brecon in 1982, started their own estate agency business, David James, in 1986 and merged with Adam Dean to form James Dean in 2007.
David loves living and working in Brecon. loves selling property, enjoys sport and embarrasses his children with his disco dancing.

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Adam Dean

Adam Dean

Partner

Adam is the aged one of the firm. Married to Caroline with two grown up children, Richard who lives in Sydney, Australia and Laura who works and lives in the Midlands. A former chairman of Round Table and 41 Club in Llandrindod Wells. Adam was a Partner with Stooke Hill & Co based in Llandrindod and established Dean & MacMahon based in Builth Wells in 1992 before joining David James in partnership in 2007.
He is the Surveyor and Energy Performance Assessor for the firm. Adam is a keen but not so good golfer who nevertheless enjoys the walk.

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Kathryn James

Kathryn James

Partner

Kathryn is married to David and funnily enough the mother of Helen, Oliver and Emily. She met David when they both worked for estate agents in Abergavenny, comes from a large local family and has ten brothers and sisters. She is a great cook, enjoys singing and can be seen around the town walking their sausage dog.

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Gwen Bywater

Gwen Bywater

Senior Negotiator Brecon

Gwen is a local farmer’s daughter, married to Roger and his motor bike. She has been selling property for twenty eight years joining David James straight from school. You can try and work out her age if you dare. She has a great personality, wonderful negotiating skills and a wealth of knowledge. The office is always quieter when she has time off, which is not too often although she has started to enjoy a Mediterranean cruise.

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Oliver James

Oliver James

Associate Partner

Oliver studied Business in Property and having a good time at Bristol before joining the family firm. He is now currently studying to become a member of the RICS. He is a keen sportsman, plays football for Brecon Corries and sounds just like his Dad on the phone, so be careful who you are talking to. He has recently moved home which has helped him appreciate our business from our client’s side.

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Victoria Williams

Victoria Williams

Lettings Manager & Sales Brecon

Victoria is our Lettings Manager in the Brecon Office. She joined us in 2010, has become an important member of staff and our clients love her calm manner. She is a local girl who enjoys socialising and cup cakes.To old for Young Farmers she is now looking for other outlets for her acting talents.

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Andrew Jones

Andrew Jones

Associate Partner

Andrew is married to Katie and lives in Battle near Brecon. He joined James Dean in 2007 and has been responsible for the expansion of the estate agency department in Builth Wells. He studied property at the University of the West of England, in his spare time helps on the family farm and enjoys a takeaway most weekends, although you would never guess from his waistline.

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Caroline Jones

Caroline Jones

Admin & Accounts Builth Wells

Caroline is married to a local Builder and has two daughters. She was born in Builth Wells and brought up in Newbridge-on-Wye. She joined Adam Dean then of Dean & MacMahon in 1996 and is now part of the furniture at James • Dean! Caroline is a member of Builth & District Running Club and enjoyed beating David James in the Brecon 3-4-5 series! She also enjoys gardening and cooking, especially baking cakes for Andrew!

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Alisa Parkes

Alisa Parkes

Builth Wells Lettings Manager

Alisa, Lisa with an a, was brought up in Aberedw and now lives in Cilmery and went to Builth Wells High School where she completed her A levels. She has a little Westie called Charlie and enjoys taking him for walks in the countryside around Aberedw although he loves going to the beach. Alisa likes to keep fit and enjoys running.

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