Kentwood Ventures is committed to excellence in all areas of our business – the strength and integrity of our team and the depth of our relationships have been proven over decades of experience and success.
Prior to starting Boulders Realty Advisors (BRA) in Scottsdale Arizona, Jim served as the Managing Director at Landauer Realty Advisors, a national firm owned by AEGON Insurance. He formed BRA when Landauer was sold to Grubb and Ellis in 1999. Prior to his career with Landauer, he co-founded the Financial Services group of Frain, Camins, and Swartchild a leading independent brokerage group in Chicago that is now CBRE. He served as a partner during his time at both FC&S and Kennedy Midwest, a preeminent real estate auction firm. In total, Jim has been involved in over $2 billion in real estate transactions as a broker, consultant, or developer. Jim earned a BS in Landscape Architecture/Horticulture and an MS in Real Estate, both from the University of Wisconsin. Jim has been involved in the development of numerous industrial and office properties and the acquisition, planning, and entitlement of multiple sites in Arizona and the Midwest. His expertise covers all aspects of the process including feasibility, site acquisition, underwriting, entitlement processing, design, engineering, financing, leasing/marketing, and sales.
Past Board Member - Northern Arizona Center for Entrepreneurial/Technology (NACET)
Board Member – Center for Entrepreneurial and Innovation (CEI)
Board Member – Desert Foothills Athletic Club (DFAC)
Board Member - Counselors of Real Estate S.W (CRE)
AIA Basketball Official
Urban Land Institute and Lambda Alpha
Kevin is a private equity investor active in real estate, oil and gas, agriculture technology, and service companies. Prior to becoming a private equity investor in 2004, he was a Managing Director of Eastdil Realty (now EastdilSecured), one of the country’s foremost real estate investment banking firms. Between 1987 and 2004 while at Eastdil, his transaction resume included $6 billion in debt and equity transactions throughout the United States. Prior to joining Eastdil, he was a Vice President of Heron Properties, a private, London-based firm where he was a project manager of properties located in New York, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, and Miami. He is chairman of the capital campaign and the project manager for Angeles House; located in South Los Angeles, Angeles House is the largest homeless shelter for families being developed in the western United States. Kevin holds BBA (Economics) and MS (Real Estate) degrees from the University of Wisconsin.
Kevin has been a partner in a numerous real estate developments and acquisitions while being active in non-profit organizations.
Member - UCLA Health System Board
Chairman of the American Youth Symphony Orchestra Board of Directors
Director and Secretary of the Los Angeles Union Rescue Mission