Prior to co-founding Talon, Jim was President and CEO of Metzler North America Corp. (MNA), the institutional real estate advisory arm of Bankhaus Metzler. Jim established Metzler’s original US real estate investment platform in 1987, and under 22 years of leadership, the company executed investment, development, leasing, and disposition transaction volume of more than $8.2 billion in a broad range of property types and risk profiles across 17 strategic markets nationwide.
Jim is a recognized industry leader and active participant in the Urban Land Institute, National Association of Real Estate Investment Managers and the National Council of Real Estate Investment Fiduciaries.
Locally, Jim serves on the boards of both the Downtown Seattle Association and St. Martin’s Programs. Jim began his real estate career in 1982 with SAFECO Properties in the controller’s group, and subsequently progressed to Vice President of Portfolio Management, responsible for the origination, underwriting, and negotiation of debt and equity investments for separate account clients.