DAN ANSON-HART

Dan grew up in Minehead, Somerset before leaving to go to University in Plymouth to become a Secondary School PE Teacher. Upon achieving Qualified Teacher Status in 2011, both Dan and his now wife Jodie moved down to Dorset to begin their teaching careers. Dan quickly worked his way up the leadership ladder and within 4 years became Subject Leader and Head of Achievement at his school.

Very quickly however, Dan realized he was having to commit more and more time to a profession with very little reward. It was at this point Dan and Jodie relocated back to Jodie’s home county of Cornwall to begin his new career in construction sales.

With Dan’s commitment, drive, attention to detail and ability to build strong working relationships, within 4 years he has worked his way up the management ladder once again and quickly become a member of the Senior Management Team as National Specification Manager.

Dan’s national role also has meant building up strong contacts with architects, off site housing manufacturers and building inspectors nationally. Recently, Dan has been helping specify for a new development in Cornwall consisting of over 300+ houses on the outskirts of St Austell. Over the last 5 years, Dan has been involved with over 1,000 different new builds, renovations, commercial, barn conversions and extension projects. Building a strong network of contacts for future projects and developments for Cornwall Living.

Dan has since built a successful high spec HMO portfolio consisting of 6 leased properties and subsequently now manages over 30 tenants with fantastic testimonials and 5* reviews.

JAMES BAKER

James was born in Reading and shares a huge passion for the great outdoors. After completing a Degree at Southampton University in Outdoor Adventure management business, James started his own company offering rock climbing and scuba diving holidays worldwide. After selling this company, James brought his first property in 2013 with the proceeds.

James then went to work for a billionaire on one of the most prestigious super yachts in the world as a personal scuba diving instructor for the owner. Here James saved his earnings and invested in more property. After many passages all over the globe, James left the yacht industry and moved to Cornwall where he was offered a fantastic opportunity as head property manager for Latitude50, a high-end luxury holiday lettings company managing some of the most luxurious coastal homes in the UK.

Here James saw the opportunity for the serviced accommodation model and has continued to build his own personal portfolio in beautiful Cornwall. This portfolio expansion enabled James to quit his Job and continue his eight year’s experience as a full-time property developer which was his dream from the outset.

James’ interests and hobbies consist of, mountaineering, surfing, scuba diving, tennis, skiing and property development. From a young age James was introduced to property as his father owned a small independent high end estate agency based in Berkshire.

James has always enjoyed property and loves the idea and execution of renovations, creating beautiful spaces for people to call home. James loves being a landlord and looking after people so that the whole process is enjoyable and stress free for everyone.