Jim is a co-founder and Managing Partner of Water Street Partners. He has extensive experience in deal structuring, asset management, portfolio management and fundraising. Prior to founding WSP, he was Vice President for The Excelsior Group, where he managed the daily operations of its real estate fund business and executed investment strategies on behalf of individual and institutional investors.
Earlier in his career, Jim worked for PGIM Real Estate, where he was responsible for the development pipeline of its value-add fund and sourced investment opportunities of all property types and strategies. Jim has been directly involved in the acquisition or development of more than $2 billion of real estate throughout his career. He holds a bachelor’s degree in real estate and finance from the University of Wisconsin – Madison and is a member of NAIOP and WREAA.