James Shearer

Director of Asset Management

James joined the PIA Residential team in October 2019 as Director of Asset Management.

As Director of Asset Management James focus will be on monitoring and driving asset performance. He will assist with due diligence, underwriting, and acquisition takeovers.  After the takeover, he will plan, manage and direct capital projects including construction and redevelopment efforts. He will also serve as owner representative in working closely with the property management company to drive the best operator performance and ensure the best in market place resident experience.

James has a demonstrated track record of proven success in serving in executive leadership roles overseeing real estate for over 20 years operating in 20 states. He has led significant portfolio business unit turn arounds for two of the largest public REITS in the country AIMCO & Equity Residential.  The largest multi family portfolio under James’s direct supervision included 65 assets totaling 17,921 units.  He has managed or asset managed multiple product types and classes including:

  • Conventional & affordable multi-family, student, senior living (IL, AL, MC), and commercial office.
  • Physical plants include new construction, redevelopment, 30+-year-old assets, conventional and modular construction.

James has extensive project management experience receiving IBM project management training during his 9-year tenure working in banking operations and financial systems integration. He holds a Bachelors of Science in Business administration from Franklin University in Columbus, Ohio.