Partner, Ernst & Young LLP
Jim joined the Real Estate, Hospitality and Construction practice of Ernst & Young LLP in 1998 and has spent over 20 years serving a wide range of real estate and asset management clients, including equity and mortgage REITs, asset managers, investment funds, homebuilders, land and resort developers, non-traded REITs, mortgage lenders, hospitality companies and resort concessions operators.
Jim has extensive experience with SEC registrants and capital market transactions, including mergers and reverse acquisitions, registered debt/equity offerings, IPOs, SEC Staff correspondence, and related projects. Jim is an active participant in EY’s various quality, methodology and training initiatives and is frequently sought out as a technical resource on real estate, valuation and SEC-related matters.
Jim earned a Bachelor of Science in Accounting at Leeds School of Business at the University of Colorado at Boulder. Jim is a certified public accountant in both California and Colorado and a member of the AICPA.
Outside of the office, Jim enjoys traveling with his wife, Heather, and his two boys, Jack and Gavin, fly fishing, cooking, sampling El Segundo’s fantastic selection of craft beers and rooting for his favorite teams, including the Los Angeles Kings, Denver Broncos and his beleaguered (but beloved) Colorado Buffaloes.