Andrew is a founder and managing partner of Presidio Interests and manages the development and investment activities of the company. He oversees all aspects of the company’s investment and development activities including new acquisitions, management for development and redevelopment projects, and leasing and management of existing portfolio properties. Since forming Presidio in late 2006, he has successfully developed, redeveloped, and repositioned over 180,000 square feet of urban infill commercial and mixed use properties with combined value in excess of $40 million. Previously he served in brokerage and portfolio management roles for several commercial real estate firms in Texas and California including Trammell Crow Company and CarrAmerica Realty.
Andrew holds an undergraduate degree from Vanderbilt University and an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin. He is a full member of the Urban Land Institute, where he serves on the Small Scale Development National Product Council and member of North Texas District Council. He currently or previously served on the Downtown Fort Worth Design Review Board, as Chairman of the Board and Chair of the Development & Urban Design Committee of the Cultural District Alliance (District Improvement Organization), founder and Chairman of the Board of Urban Green (non-profit public tree planting program), and board member of Streams & Valleys, the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, the Van Cliburn Foundation, Fort Worth South, Vision Fort Worth, and the Lone Star Film Festival.
Jim has been an important partner and advisor to Presidio Interests, LLC since the company’s founding. He has extensive experience in infill development and redevelopment projects, which including the redevelopment of the Foch Street Warehouses in Fort Worth’s Cultural District and numerous high quality, infill townhouse development projects in Fort Worth with his Village Homes partners. In addition to helping found one of Fort Worth’s most respected luxury home building companies, Village Homes, Jim and his partners have developed over 40,000 residential lots in master planned residential communities across North and Central Texas since 1979.
Jim holds an undergraduate degree from Austin College and an MBA from Texas Christian University. He serves or has served as a Builder Member of the Urban Land Foundation, a member of the Neighborhood Residential Council of the Urban Land Institute, member of the ULI North Texas District Council, Vice-Chairman of the Board of Commissioners of the Fort Worth Housing Authority, organizer and member of the Board of Directors of First Texas BHC, Inc. and Southwest Bank, and Chairman of the Board of Trinity Terrace, a Continuing Care Retirement Community in Fort Worth, and on numerous community boards and committees concerning Fort Worth City zoning and development policies.