Jim is responsible for overseeing all building operations, engineering, executing major capital improvement plans, and serves as the in-house consultant for engineering related matters. Prior to joining AREP in 2006, Jim was with Lerner Corporation for 4 years where he served as the Director of Operations for a real estate portfolio consisting of over 15 million square feet. Prior to his tenure at Lerner, Jim was with Cambridge Asset Advisors where he was instrumental in the acquisition process for 14 office buildings and the development of the Drug Enforcement Agency’s (DEA) laboratory. Jim is a LEED Accredited Professional and is a licensed engineering professional in Virginia, Maryland, and the District of Columbia. Additionally, he is certified by the National Institute for the Uniform Licensing of Power Engineers as a First-Class Engineer and is a designated System Maintenance Administrator by the Building Owners and Managers Institute (BOMI).