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.