Jim Gillespie

Executive Vice President

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45 Rockefeller Plaza | Suite 2000 | New York, NY 10111

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646.829.1157

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Biography

Jim Gillespie is Executive Vice President of Bellwether Enterprise Real Estate Capital, LLC where he focuses on loan origination and management of developer relationships for the firm. Jim is also responsible for establishing and managing BWE’s Direct Bond Purchase Program. Jim has over 20 years of diversified real estate experience focused on originating and structuring debt and direct equity investments for affordable housing nationwide. Before joining Bellwether, Jim was Managing Director at Hunt Mortgage Group.


Previously, Jim was founding Principal and Managing Director of Red Stone Partners where he helped build and manage their proprietary tax-exempt bond funds, deploying over $2.0 Billion in capital during his 9-year tenure. Prior to Red Stone, Jim was Senior Vice President of The Related Companies, responsible for the acquisition, repositioning and financing of over $2.15 Billion in 80/20 bond-financed multifamily properties nationwide.


Jim is a frequent speaker at national and regional affordable housing conferences covering various topics of workforce and affordable housing finance for both 9% and 4% LIHTC (Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, FHA/HUD and Tax-Exempt Bond Purchase structures) as well as Section 8 preservation transactions.


Education

Hanover College, BA
University of Louisville, MPA, Urban and Regional Planning and Development
Columbia University, MS, Real Estate Development


Affiliations

National Housing & Rehabilitation Association, Board Member
Citizen’s Housing and Planning Council of New York, Board Member

National Multifamily Housing Council (NMHC)

Urban Land Institute (ULI)

Recent Transactions

Multifamily
Agency
$8,100,000.00
Seattle
WA
Multifamily
Direct Bond Purchase
$14,000,000.00
Raleigh
NC
Multifamily
Agency
$4,261,000.00
Northglenn
CO
Multifamily
Direct Bond Purchase
$22,500,000.00
Seaside
CA
Multifamily
Freddie
$7,965,000.00
Seattle
WA
Multifamily
Agency
$12,980,000.00
San Francisco
CA
Multifamily
Direct Bond Purchase
$13,050,000.00
Fort Worth
TX
Multifamily
Freddie
$18,000,000.00
Yakima
WA
Multifamily
FHA
$32,368,600.00
New York
NY
Multifamily
FHA
$40,018,100.00
New York
NY
Multifamily
FHA
$35,969,900.00
New York
NY
Multifamily
FHA
$21,926,100.00
New York
NY
Multifamily
FHA
$20,499,800.00
New York
NY
Multifamily
Bank
$14,000,000.00
Raleigh
NC