James is a the Managing Principal of the company.
He serves as the chief executive responsible for all activities
that take place within the 1220 Group.
With more than twenty years of experience in the
real estate industry, James has successfully completed numerous
development and construction projects throughout the United States.
His activities in the industry over the years have helped create
landmark projects for many different groups. The various types of
projects he has worked on include residential, commercial, retail,
restaurant, hospitality, entertainment and healthcare. His responsibilities
have ranged from planning efforts to managing the project through
to completion of construction.
While working with different development and construction
groups he successfully completed several master planned residential
communities in Northern Virginia and Southern Maryland of over 3,000
housing units. The product types ranged from traditional single
family to multi-family attached. These projects totaled approximately
$300 million of development costs and were completed in the 1980's.
In addition to working on these residential communities, James was
responsible for the development and construction of a number of
office projects in the suburban and downtown Washington D.C. area
that totaled approximately $150 million in development expenditures.
The design of these residential and office projects have earned
several industry awards for innovative technology, use of space
and community/quality of life enhancement.
James also has years of experience in different
commercial product types in the Southern and Northern California
area. This accomplishment includes an impressive portfolio of projects
in landmark high-rise, low-rise and unique single user buildings
in excess of $1 billion in development expenditures. Some of these
projects have earned a host of real estate awards in the past decade.
His responsibilities of these projects included managing the planning
and design process as well as overseeing the completion of all construction
activities and coordinating the efforts to move tenants in as scheduled
and open these projects to the general public.
In addition, to his impressive portfolio of real estate projects,
James has been responsible for financially repositioning over $1
billion of real estate equity and debt in the past 10 years. Of
notable significance is the restructuring of the real estate financing
for the landmark Pacific Design Center and LA Mart in Los Angeles
and a host of office and hotel projects in Dallas, Philadelphia,
San Francisco, San Diego and Washington, DC. Through his involvement,
the transactions maximized the potential returns and value for the
investors and financial institutions alike.