James A. West – Executive Vice President

Mr. West has over 30 years for commercial and residential real estate experience. Mr. West spent 20 years as Senior Vice President at Equitable Real Estate Investment Management, Inc. where he directed equity acquisitions and sales. Later, Mr. West was Executive Vice President at American Invesco Corp. responsible for acquiring multi-family real estate and arranging acquisition financing.

Mr. West’s major accomplishments include the purchase of over 5,000 apartment units, negotiated real estate acquisitions in excess of $2 billion, responsible for overseeing the development of the 792,000 sf NBC Tower in Chicago, IL including negotiating the lease transactions with numerous tenants including NBC (230,000 sf) and Navistar International Corporation (160,000 sf).

At Beitler, Mr. West is responsible for overseeing all aspects of development for Beitler’s commercial, residential and retail projects. Mr. West’s deep understanding of finance and long history in the industry provide Beitler with a strong ability to execute on a diverse array of projects.

Mr. West received his BS in Real Estate and Finance form the University of Missouri and is active in various real estate economic associations and organizations including: The Chicago Development Council, The Economic Club of Chicago and The Real Estate Board of New York.

E: jwest@beitlerre.com P: 312.768.7022