James F. Ellis

Co-Founder and Managing Principal

Jim Ellis is a co-founder of Ellis Partners and co-manages the operation of the firm, including formulating and overseeing company strategy and operations and serving on the company’s Investment Committee.

Jim began his career with Koll Development Company where he participated in finance, development management, construction management, marketing and acquisitions.  He left Koll in 1993 as a Director of Acquisitions.

Jim received his B.S. in Business and Public Administration from the University of Arizona.  Jim is a past President of Berkeley Real Estate Associates, a past board member of the San Francisco Bay Area Chapter of NAIOP and a current member of Lambda Alpha, Urban Land Institute, and The Real Estate Round Table.  Jim is currently a ULI Foundation Governor and serves as a co-chair for the ULI San Francisco Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee.