James P. Sullivan spent 26 years at Green Street Advisors, the preeminent independent research and advisory firm concentrating on the commercial real estate industry in North America and Europe. Throughout his career at Green Street, he served as managing director – head of North America REIT research for 20 years, and then for six years as president of the Advisory Group providing strategic advice to commercial real estate owners and investors around the world. Just prior to his retirement in 2020, he took on the role as senior advisor to Green Street’s research team, helping to foster best practices across the firm’s public and private market research groups. Prior to his career at Green Street, Mr. Sullivan worked for ten years as a real estate investment banker and construction lender at Bank of America in Los Angeles and Manufacturers Hanover Trust in New York.
Mr. Sullivan currently serves as an independent director for Bixby Land Company, a private real estate company headquartered in Newport Beach, California. He also serves as an independent director for AIMCO (AIV), a publicly traded apartment REIT. Mr. Sullivan received a bachelor’s degree in economics from Duke University, and an MBA in finance and real estate from Columbia University.