Jim Brooks

Jim Brooks

Jim Brooks

President

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Mr. Brooks joined BH Properties as president ensuring a more efficient platform for its lenders, tenants and employees while contributing to the company’s real estate initiatives and future strategies.

Mr. Brooks has over 30 years of wide-ranging principal-based C-suite level operating leadership experience and hands on experience in real estate management including, finance, asset management, leasing, acquisition, disposition, development, and repositioning across all product types.  Mr. Brooks began his career in the 1980’s working for Koll Development Company in Los Angeles before joining the Morgan Stanley Real Estate Fund in the early 1990’s where he was responsible for the re-structuring and liquidation of a $1.4B portfolio of distressed assets including performing and non-performing mortgage loans and sourcing additional capital investment opportunities as either direct investments or in joint venture.  Mr. Brooks also held senior positions at numerous leading investment, family office and real estate companies, including Tishman Speyer Properties and Topa Property Group along with establishing Fifth Street Real Estate Company in partnership with Angelo Gordon & Co. focused on value-add investments.  In aggregate Mr. Brooks has managed over $1.9B in acquisitions, development and financings.  Mr. Brooks earned his B.S. degree in Civil Engineering from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and a master’s degree in real estate development from Columbia University.