Jim is a Partner for GreenOak in London and oversees European fixed income strategies. GreenOak has raised over $1.8 billion of capital from institutional investors to invest on their behalf on a fully discretionary basis. GreenOak is an active lender on commercial real estate properties located in the UK and across Western Europe.
Jim was previously European Head of Lehman Brothers Global Real Estate Group for EMEA. In this role, Jim oversaw Lehman Brothers European on-balance sheet real estate activities including commercial mortgage and mezzanine lending. At Lehman Brothers, Jim served on its European Operating Committee as well as its Global Fixed Income Operating Committee.
Prior to coming to London, Jim worked at Lehman Brothers in New York where he originated and structured mortgage loans and CMBS transactions. Prior to joining Lehman Brothers, Jim was an attorney at Thacher Proffitt and Wood (New York) where he practiced real estate and securities law.
Jim is a Trustee of the Prince’s Regeneration Trust. He is a member of the Urban Land Institute and the Commercial Real Estate Finance Council. Jim is a leader and supporter of a number of London based charities and community groups.
Jim is a graduate of New York University School of Law and Lewis and Clark College.