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Professional Profile: James Casterton, 2013


Name: James Casterton

Title: Chief Financial Officer

Company: Cerami & Associates, Inc.

Location: 404 Fifth Ave., New York, N.Y. 10018

Birthplace: Nottingham, England

Education: University of Leeds, BA (Hons) Accounting and Finance - 1993 - 1996, Institute of Chartered Accounts of England & Wales, Qualified November, 1999 (first time passes).

First job outside of real estate: Brebner Allen Trapp, trainee chartered accountant

First job in real estate or allied field: WSP Group London, corporate finance manager

What do you do now and what are you planning for the future? I am currently the chief financial officer at Cerami & Associates. As chief financial officer, I will work closely with the firm's leadership team to strategically grow and expand the firm's geographical reach and service offerings.

How do you unwind from a busy day in real estate? Reading, cooking, watching Liverpool Football Club and New York Yankees.

Favorite book or author: Books about Roman and Greek history

Favorite movie: "Inception"

Last song you downloaded? "Get Lucky" by Daft Punk

One word to describe your work environment: Rewarding

Rules to live by in business: A good work - life balance makes you more productive

If you could invite one person to dinner (living or dead) who would it be and where would you go? Sir Winston Churchill, his home.

What is your dream job? Chief financial officer of the New York Yankees.




James Casterton, Cerami & Associates, Inc.