Investment Committee Member
Jim served as President of Watt Advisors in connection with the formation of the Fund in 2016. Served as President of Watt Companies (2006 to 2011). Established a subsidiary focused on investing directly in commercial and residential projects in 2010. Established JV with Australia’s Centro Properties Group in 2003, which over the subsequent four years acquired over 700 retail centers, with more than 100 million SF, with properties located in 32 states and a total asset value in excess of $11.0 billion. In conjunction with Goldman Sachs, formed an entity in 1992 that eventually evolved into John Laing Homes which built over 3,000 homes per year and sold in 2007 for over 3x book. Joined Watt in 1996 as Senior Vice President/ Chief Financial Officer. Previously, Manager of Corporate Banking for California First Bank (Union Bank).