Jim has 39 years of experience in all aspects of commercial real estate including leasing, management, acquisition, development, construction, financing, and disposition. Over the course of his career, Jim has been involved in office, retail, multi-family and industrial development throughout North America. Since 1995, Jim has completed over $1.0 billion in development projects.
Jim began his real estate career as a commercial real estate lender and then worked for a regional general contractor for nine years. Moving to Chicago in 1986, Jim joined the Shearson Lehman Brother’s Balcor Company as a portfolio manager ($3.0BN in NAV). In 1989, he joined the Prime Group to lead the Industrial Group. In 1995 he left the Prime Group to start Ridge Realty Group. Ridge Realty Group became Ridge Property Trust in 2003 under a joint venture operating company with Prudential Real Estate Company. In March of 2014, the Ridge Management Team and Transwestern Development formed Ridge Development Company.