Chief Executive Officer
James has over 38 years of experience in the real estate industry and 20 years of experience serving in high level positions of publicly traded companies. He’s a real estate force to be reckoned with to say the least. He’s been our fearless leader for some time now, serving as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer since 2006. Before that, he was president, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of Pillarstone Capital REIT (OTC Bulletin Board). And since 1978, James has been the Chief Executive Officer/Founder of MDC Realty Corporation, a privately held investment company. From 1994 to 1998, James served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of First Union Real Estate Investments (NYSE). In his early days, James also served in the U.S. Army. James is a director of Cleveland State University Foundation Board and regularly lectures to MBA students at the University of Chicago as well as teaches as an adjunct professor at Rice University’s Jones Graduate School of Business.