As Co-Chief Operating Officer of Hunt Companies, Mr. Arnold has primary responsibility for managing business operations within Hunt Companies, including driving performance across multiple business lines and real estate assets. Mr. Arnold also oversees transaction management, including acquisitions, development, financing and dispositions of real assets. Mr. Arnold also serves on various subsidiary boards and committees, including the HCI Investment Committee, Moss & Associates Board, Envolve Board and CGL Board.
Mr. Arnold has more than 32 years of real estate experience. In 2013, he founded GMA Holdings, a commercial real estate investment firm in Denver, Colorado. Prior to that, Mr. Arnold served as President of Denver-based Dividend Capital Diversified Property Fund where he led all functions of the $2.9 billion REIT including property acquisitions, dispositions, asset management, finance, reporting, human resources and investor relations.
Mr. Arnold also held the position of Managing Director at Cherokee Investment Partners and Vice President at Colorado & Santa Fe Land Company.
Mr. Arnold is a member of the Board of Directors of the Meridian Fund, Inc., a family of mutual funds; a member of the Board of Directors of Arrowmark Financial Corp. (NASDAQ:BANX), a closed-end fund focused on bank related investments; a member of The Children's Hospital of Colorado Finance Committee; and a former member of the Board of Directors of Steele Street Bank & Trust, a $550 million Denver community bank that sold to MidFirst Bank.
Mr. Arnold earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Virginia. He is based in Denver, Colorado.
James Dobbie serves as Executive Vice President for Hunt and President of Avanta Residential. Mr. Dobbie has more than 21 years of experience in commercial and multifamily real estate operating companies, partnerships, and development. Since joining Hunt in 2007, he has been responsible for more than $1.5 billion in transactions and development projects. Mr. Dobbie directs multiple housing development platforms and projects for the company's national development platform. In addition, Mr. Dobbie was a senior executive for the registered investment advisor, Hunt Investment Management, and a member of its investment committee. Prior to joining Hunt Mr. Dobbie served as Chief Operating Officer with a regional real estate development company. His primary responsibility was structuring all acquisitions and directing the development and leasing activities for the company.
Mr. Dobbie holds a BA from Southern Methodist University. His affiliations include Senior Certified Leasing Specialist, ICSC Licensed Real Estate Broker, and is a member of Urban Land Institute.
Mr. Sapp joined Hunt in 1991 and currently has overall responsibility for Southwest U.S. real estate development projects including: identifying opportunities, market feasibility, acquisitions, design management, entitlement, finance, construction procurement, monetization and recapitalizations, dispositions and asset management.
Projects Mr. Sapp has managed include acquisition and repositioning of existing income properties, new and redevelopment projects focused primarily on mixed use, retail/commercial and multi-family income properties as well as land investments and master planned community developments in the southwest. Recent projects include the 35-acre, mixed-use ABQ Uptown development in Albuquerque consisting of upscale lifestyle retail, luxury apartments, a Trader Joe's grocery and an urban, two story Target store. Current projects include new Class A, high-density, multi-family projects in the vibrant Texas cities as well as other gateway and primary markets. Multiple luxury multifamily developments currently are underway in Dallas, Austin and Houston.
Since joining Hunt, Mr. Sapp has managed investment real estate transactions totaling over $2 billion.