Jim Freel oversees the Investment Management Division's real estate investment team, including portfolio management for the bank's flagship LongView ULTRA Construction Loan Investment Fund.
Jim was a Senior Vice President in KeyBank's Asset Recovery Group, where he was in charge of managing $305 million of KeyBank's nationwide commercial real estate loan workouts. While at KeyBank, he also served as Senior Vice President/Income Property Group, a position in which he closed approximately $230 million of loans. From 2004 to August of 2007, he was Senior Vice President/Senior Regional Manager for HSBC Bank, USA in Garden City, Long Island, where he led a team of senior relationship managers and oversaw the production of over $800MM of primarily construction financings in the New York tri-state region. While a Senior Vice President/Commercial Real Estate Workout Manager with Dime Savings Bank (and its successor institution, Washington Mutual Bank) from 1991 to 2004, he established and managed the bank's Commercial Real Estate Workout Department, including the development of policies, procedures and remediation strategies.
Jim received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (Finance) from Georgetown University in 1974 and an MBA in Finance and Investments from Adelphi University in 1980. He served as President of the Mortgage Bankers Association of New York from 2000 to 2002 and has twice served as a member of that organization's Board of Governors.