James White Managing Director, National Development
James White (Jim) recently held the position as a Partner with Ridgeline Property Group, responsible for national build‐to‐suit and speculative development projects located strategically in markets throughout the United States. Located in Indianapolis, Indiana Jim also assisted in procuring capital sources for company projects. Prior to this Jim had extensive development experience as the Chief Operating Officer for the Industrial Division of Johnson Development Associates, Inc. (JDA).
Predominantly, the focus was on industrial development in the Eastern U.S. and Central Gulf Markets regions. Collectively, Jim was instrumental in procuring and managing 6.6 million SF of BTS’ and speculative development with occupiers such as Amazon, Mars, Vitamin Shoppe, Walmart and Lumber Liquidators to name a few. In addition to his lead development role at JDA, White performed financial underwriting and procured joint‐venture equity and construction debt from numerous capital sources.
His previous experience includes his role as the Senior Vice President of the National Facilities Group at Lauth Property Group, focusing on office and industrial development with multi‐market corporate occupiers. Prior to that, Jim spent 11 years acting as First Vice President and Global Services Officer at Prologis, managing dozens of global accounts and directing the development of 21.9 million SF of BTS’ and speculative development projects as well as acquisitions of industrial facilities.
Jim’s other positions held include Sr. Regional Director and Vice President at First Industrial Realty and Vice President of Development Operations at Lincoln Property Company in the San Francisco Bay Area. James was a Certified Public Accountant with the firm of Deloitte, Haskins & Sells in Detroit, Michigan. He is a member of the Indiana Economic Development Association, the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals and the Kentucky Industrial Development Council. Jim holds a BBA from Western Michigan University including majors in Accounting & Business Law and a MBA from the University of Michigan.
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