Jim Gillespie


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

Jim Gillespie

Executive Vice President




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 has extensive experience in affordable housing and structuring debt and direct equity investments having worked in these areas for over 20 years.

Before joining Bellwether, Jim was Managing Director at Hunt Mortgage Group, a national real estate financial services firm. Prior to Hunt, Jim was founding Managing Director of Red Stone Partners where he helped build and manage their proprietary tax-exempt bond funds. Before that, Senior Vice President at Related Companies, a New York-based real estate development firm where he was involved in the financing and acquisition of over $2.0 Billion in properties nationwide.

Preceding his career in commercial real estate, Jim was a city planner for a public development authority in Louisville, Kentucky.


Hanover College, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
University of Louisville, Master of Public Administration in Urban and Regional Planning and Development
Columbia University, Master of Science in Real Estate Development


National Housing & Rehabilitation Association, Board Member
Citizen’s Housing and Planning Council OF New York, Board Member
New York State Association for Affordable Housing (NYSAFAH), Board Member
Urban Land Institute, Associate Member



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