Donny James

Revenue Authority of Prince George's County
Biography:
Donny James is Chief Real Estate Officer for the Revenue Authority of Prince George’s County. In this capacity, he works with the Executive Director to strategically identify real estate development opportunities that would spur economic growth, create “destination points” and produce positive impacts for Prince George’s County. Mr. James also works with various sister agencies in addition to private developers to create public- private partnerships to assist with the execution of some of these projects. Mr. James also works in tandem with the Executive Director to provide project status updates to the Revenue Authority’s Board of Directors and County officials. Mr. James joined the Revenue Authority with over 25 years of senior level real estate development experience. Prior to joining, he worked with Community of Hope, a non-profit organization, in Washington, DC where he served as the Director of Real Estate Development and was responsible for all the organization’s real estate transactions. In this role, he managed the design and construction of a new $28MM, 50,000 sq. ft. health care facility in Southeast Washington, DC. He also managed the expansion of the organization’s birthing center in Northwest Washington. Previously he served as the Real Estate Director for the Anacostia Waterfront Corporation, where he led the planning efforts for the redevelopment of Poplar Point, 110-acre development in SE Washington, DC. As Real Estate Director, he led the development efforts to relocate Washington Metropolitan Area Transportation Authority to a new $71 MM headquarters. Mr. James served as a guest lecturer at Columbia University and Florida A & M University School of Law and has served on multiple panels surrounding redevelopment in urban areas. He is also an active member of ULI Washington and the ULI Baltimore-Washington TOD Product Council. He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics and Economics from Morehouse College in Atlanta, GA, his Master of Science Degree with a concentration in Real Estate Development & Finance from Columbia University in New York City. Mr. James is also an alumnus of the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Member Directory  Arrow

Biography: Donny James is Chief Real Estate Officer for the Revenue Authority of Prince George’s County. In this capacity, he works with the Executive Director to strategically identify real estate development opportunities that would spur economic growth, create “destination points” and produce positive impacts for Prince George’s County. Mr. James also works with various sister agencies in addition to private developers to create public- private partnerships to assist with the execution of some of these projects. Mr. James also works in tandem with the Executive Director to provide project status updates to the Revenue Authority’s Board of Directors and County officials. Mr. James joined the Revenue Authority with over 25 years of senior level real estate development experience. Prior to joining, he worked with Community of Hope, a non-profit organization, in Washington, DC where he served as the Director of Real Estate Development and was responsible for all the organization’s real estate transactions. In this role, he managed the design and construction of a new $28MM, 50,000 sq. ft. health care facility in Southeast Washington, DC. He also managed the expansion of the organization’s birthing center in Northwest Washington. Previously he served as the Real Estate Director for the Anacostia Waterfront Corporation, where he led the planning efforts for the redevelopment of Poplar Point, 110-acre development in SE Washington, DC. As Real Estate Director, he led the development efforts to relocate Washington Metropolitan Area Transportation Authority to a new $71 MM headquarters. Mr. James served as a guest lecturer at Columbia University and Florida A & M University School of Law and has served on multiple panels surrounding redevelopment in urban areas. He is also an active member of ULI Washington and the ULI Baltimore-Washington TOD Product Council. He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics and Economics from Morehouse College in Atlanta, GA, his Master of Science Degree with a concentration in Real Estate Development & Finance from Columbia University in New York City. Mr. James is also an alumnus of the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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