Jim Bishop, President & CEO

With over 40 years of real estate investing and lending experience, Jim is the founder and President/CEO of WhiteStar Advisors. Prior to the founding of WhiteStar, Jim served as a senior officer at a major New York investment banking firm, where he was responsible for the financing and development of real estate, energy and infrastructure projects. Later, he was a founder and CEO of Oxbridge Partners, a New York based merchant banking firm that specialized in complex cross-border transactions involving real estate, energy, transportation, and infrastructure. Following the sale of Oxbridge Partners, Jim served as President of Janus Industries (the ocean shipping company formerly known as United States Lines), which he transitioned into a hotel and real estate company, and as President of a California based company providing a wide variety of technical services for oil and gas well drillers and producers in the United States, Canada, South America and Southern Africa, as well as a member of the board of directors of Gunther International, Ltd., Capital City Energy Group, Janus Industries, Inc., Caribbean Clubs international, Inc., and as a member of the advisory board of Paradise Bank.

Jim earned a degree in finance (secondary emphasis in economics and accounting) from Georgia State University, and a Juris Doctorate from Concord University School of Law, and holds a Florida real estate broker’s license.  He is a member of the American Bar Association and a member of its sections on Real Estate and Construction Law.

John Lundsten, Managing Director

Prior to WhiteStar, John served as an officer of such firms as Tishman Realty, Ogden Development, Koll Management Services and Karsten Institutional Realty Advisors. John has been involved with large-scale, commercial real estate and hospitality projects focusing on asset management and construction projects for institutional investors, as project manager, investment officer, asset manager and managing principal. John provides extensive experience in investment strategies, portfolio analysis, asset management and disposition. He served for six years as a founding director and committee chair of the Pension Real Estate Association ("PREA"). John's projects have included investments such as the Inter-Continental Hotel and office complex at Miami Center, the Hyatt Regency, Los Angeles, the Ritz-Carlton Hotel and golf courses at Half Moon Bay, California, and hotels and casinos in Las Vegas and Reno, Nevada.

John received undergraduate and Master's degrees from the University of Illinois at Urbana / Champaign, majoring in Biology and Educational Psychology and has served in a variety of commercial real estate management roles, and as a fiduciary for more than forty years.

Joe Arndt, Chief Financial Officer

Joe has over 25 years’ experience in accounting, auditing and consulting for a variety of companies and clients. He has experience in financial services, real estate, insurance, healthcare, non-profit, distribution and manufacturing and manages accounting, risk management, loan servicing and financial reporting for WhiteStar.

Joe graduated from the University of Detroit Mercy with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting, and has served as a volunteer board member and treasurer for various non-profit and fundraising groups.

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