Jim began his career in real estate as an investor and income property owner, and this continues today. In addition, over the past three decades, he has been personally and professionally involved in numerous 1031 Tax Deferred Exchange transactions.
Jim's real estate career, within Marin County, began with Frank Howard Allen and has evolved to Marin County's leader within the luxury property market, Compass. Jim has matched Compass' market leadership year after year and continues to excel within the top 1% of all agents in Marin County. Jim is also a charter member of the TOP Agent Network and Marin Platinum Group, two exclusive networks of top agents in Marin and San Francisco.
As a Marin County resident from the early 1980's, Jim knows the county well and participates in numerous local and county volunteer activities. Jim is currently is in his third term as the Mayor of Tiburon, along with being Chairman of Destination: Tiburon and Chairman of Tiburon and Belvedere’s Yellow Bus Challenge Joint Powers Authority. Prior to being elected to Tiburon’s Town Council, Jim served on Tiburon’s Planning Commission, Parks & Space Commission, the Skate Park Task Force and the Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee.
Prior to Jim's successful career in Real Estate, he was associated with Levi Strauss & Company for 26+ years, with his last assignment as President of Levi Strauss, Asia Pacific. In this role, Jim and his wife Diane lived in Australia, Japan and Singapore.