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James Cole

James Cole
Providence Group Capital - Principal
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James joined Providence Group Capital in 2020. He is a native North Carolinian and graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a B.S. in Business Administration. He received is Masters in Real Estate Development from M.I.T.


James has extensive experience in the ownership, development, construction and management of real estate. His real estate career started in 1991 as asset manager for a portfolio of $250 million of commercial properties and transitioned to developing for sale multifamily properties in 1997. Focusing on infill communities in Charlotte, his firm created almost 300 for-sale multifamily homes in six different communities. From 2004 until early 2010, James served as the founder and President of Westwood, a luxury homebuilding firm that developed, designed and renovated homes for investors and homeowners. During his tenure, Westwood built twenty two distinct homes worth in excess of $20 million. In 2011, he started BPA Capital Fund, an investment vehicle established to opportunistically purchase and redevelop properties across all asset classes, including the development of Helix South End, a $10 million townhouse community in Charlotte, NC. Continuing to focus on development and investment, he co-founded Outbox Self Storage in 2015. He has experience in troubled asset analysis, restructuring and disposition from a five year tenure at ISC Realty Corporation and a background in taxation from three years at Arthur Andersen and Co.


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