James D. Jones, II is a principal of Penford Group and oversees the daily functioning of Penford’s team, development projects, and client services.  Prior to joining Penford Group, James was an Analyst in the CMBS group at JPMorgan Securities and a Senior Consultant in the Real Estate Business Advisory Services practice of PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Over more than eleven years, James has served institutional real estate investors that include: AIG, Blackstone, BlackRock, Brookfield, Clarion Partners, JPMorgan, Madison Marquette, MetLife, Morgan Stanley, TA Realty, TIAA, and UBS, among others.

Notable transactions include:

  • 277,830 SF ecommerce facility in Piscataway, NJ – Development Principal/Investor
  • Portside Distribution Center – 291,063 SF industrial facility in Newark, NJ – Development Principal/Investor   
  • 212 Unit Multifamily land re-zone/approval – Development Principal/Investor
  • James holds a B.S. (Magna Cum Laude) in finance and management from New York University’s Stern School of Business.