After a successful career with IBM, Jim entered the real estate business and in 1964 he formed Jim Lake Companies and built the first office/warehouse in Plano. Over the years he developed over 2,000,000 square feet of office and office/warehouse space in Dallas. Jim had a generous heart and an incredible work ethic, and his greatest joy was giving back to his community, such as a Founding member of the Dallas Aboretum and Chairman of the Dallas County Appraisal District. Jim received an Honorary Doctor of Laws Degree in 1998 from Northwood University in recognition of his outstanding service to Dallas. As President of the Dallas Parks Foundation, he partnered with Trammell Crow to conceive and develop city property into Pioneer Plaza, the internationally acclaimed largest outdoor bronze sculpture in the U.S. In 2005 he was inducted to the North Texas Commercial Association of Realtors “Hall of Fame.”
After graduating from Baylor University in 1981 with a BBA in Real Estate, Jim began his career that same year as a general broker with the Swearingen Co. In 1985, he left Swearingen and entered the development business at Jim Lake Companies. After weathering the commercial real estate recession of the late 1980’s, he co- founded Jim Lake, Inc. Realtors in 1991, and later formed Jim Lake Partners, LLC to focus on acquisitions of existing buildings and specialize in adaptive urban redevelopment. While Jim was coaching over 40 little league teams for his children, he found time to serve on the University Park Board of Adjustment for 9 years and began serving on the Steering Committee for the Davis Land Use Study for North Oak Cliff in 2008. In 2009, he began serving as a board member for the Stemmons Corridor Business Association and actively volunteers for varied ministries through Park Cities Baptist Church.
Mike holds a B.B.A in Real Estate and Marketing from Southern Methodist University and has over 45 years of experience in construction, leasing, management and development exceeding over 8 million square feet. Mike not only co-founded Jim Lake Company in 1976, he also co-founded Jim Lake, Inc. Realtors and is President of Lake-Morgan Construction Company and Jim Lake Management Company, Inc. In addition to his leadership within Jim Lake Companies, Mike served on the Commission to rezone the Dallas Design District (PD-621), the Trinity Trail Board, Dallas Design and Arts District Board and Trinity Commons Foundation Board. He is also Chairman of the Dallas Design District TIF Board. Prior to his real estate venture, Mike served in the United States Air Force with the 136th Air Refueling Wing Headquarters. He has also served as President of other boards such as the Dallas Charity Horse Show, Flame Soccer Club, and is active in his Church.
Jamie is responsible for the Operations and Investments at Jim Lake Company. Before joining Jim Lake Companies in 2002, Jamie held a number of key positions at IBM in New Product Introduction and Cost Management. Jamie holds a Masters in IMSE and an undergraduate degree in Industrial Engineering, as well as the CCIM (Certified Commercial Investment Member) and LEED AP designations. Her long term vision for herself and her family is to learn, produce, change and challenge.
Conner Ivy joined Jim Lake Companies in 2013, bringing with him years of experience in the commercial real estate industry. He is now the Executive Vice President of Leasing at Jim Lake Companies.
Chris Price graduated from Texas Christian University with a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree with a concentration in Real Estate. He joined Jim Lake Companies in 2012 and specializes in the sales and leasing of the company’s industrial and office properties. Prior to joining Jim Lake Companies, Chris was a real estate agent at Bradford Companies in Fort Worth.
Jon-Mark has over 8 years’ experience in property management, tenant care, multi-family, lease administration, and budget preparation. Beginning December 2013, he will hold a B.B.S. in Finance and Management from Dallas Baptist University. At JLC, Jon-Mark is responsible for managing almost 1 million sq.ft. of the Jim Lake Companies’ portfolio. Outside of business, Jon-Mark and his family enjoying serving others at Watermark Community Church, Exodus Ministries, Children’s Medical Center, Gospel for Asia, and anywhere else they can make a difference in the lives of others.
Elizabeth joined Jim Lake Companies in July 2011. She is responsible for management of over 700,000 square feet of office and warehouse space in Plano, the Design District, and surrounding areas. Elizabeth’s comprehensive property management experience, spanning over 9 years, includes specialties in multifamily and commercial real estate. Elizabeth has been a licensed Real Estate Agent since 2005. Outside of business, Elizabeth loves spending time with her family and cooking.
Monica joined Jim Lake Companies in July 2011, soon after graduating from the University of Dallas with a Bachelor’s degree in English Literature. She is responsible for planning and implementing marketing initiatives for JLC, including managing social media platforms and coordinating events. Monica also helps out with administrative tasks and investor relations.
With just over ten years of accounting experience, Abdiel Ruiz joined Jim Lake Companies in August of 2009 as the Staff Accountant. He began his career in accounting in 2000 with Thessalonica Christian Church in Bronx, New York, as the Business Administrator and was introduced to real estate accounting in 2006 while working for McGrath Management Services. Aside from work, Abdiel and his wife, Rosemary, enjoy attending various church activities, spending time with family, camping and visiting New York.
Andrea began at Jim Lake Companies as the front desk administrator in 2010. After showing proficiency in accounting, she quickly became the AP and AR manager for JLC. Outside of the office, Andrea enjoys spending time with her daughter, husband, and dog.
Douglas has been a real estate agent since 1984. He has been with Jim Lake Companies for over 20 years as a Partner and President/Co-Founder of the Brokerage Division. With 23 years of experience, he specializes in Investment, Tenant Representation, Sales and Leasing.
Richard “Dick” Johnson entered the commercial real estate field in 1968 and joined Jim Lake, Inc. Realtors as Vice President in 1996. He specializes in sales and leasing of industrial properties. Throughout the years he has represented over 100 clients in the sales and leasing of over 3 million square feet of space and over 1,250 acres of land. The volume of his transactions has totaled more than 110 million dollars. Dick is a 1955 Graduate of Dartmouth College with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History. He is married with two children and is a Deacon at Park Cities Baptist Church.
Before joining Jim Lake Companies’ brokerage team in 2012, Matt Miller was a senior associate at Colliers International, specializing in tenant representation, strategic planning and consulting, transaction structure and negotiation process. A graduate of the University of Texas, Matt also worked with the Dallas Mavericks sales team, focusing on high-end sales such as long-term leases on luxury suites and platinum packages. At JLC, he specializes in both tenant and landlord representation and is an active member of the NTCAR Young Professionals Group.
Other Key Personnel for Jim Lake Management Company, Inc.:
Victor Boleware – Maintenance Engineer
Dinora Sanchez – Front Desk Administrator
Sanford Paul – Maintenance Engineer
Danny Hartley – Maintenance