James Flynn is President and Chief Investment Officer of Hunt Real Estate Capital, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hunt Companies. Mr. Flynn is responsible for the management of all the businesses and strategic direction of Hunt Real Estate Capital. He joined Hunt Real Estate Capital (formerly Centerline Capital Group) in 2007. He is a member of executive management and the investment and credit committees. Mr. Flynn’s prior direct responsibilities at Hunt Real Estate Capital include identifying, structuring and pricing new proprietary real estate investments including: bridge and mezzanine debt, preferred equity and JV equity partnership interests. Mr. Flynn’s prior positions at the firm also included: capital raising, business development, and asset management. Mr. Flynn served as portfolio manager for the firm’s commercial mortgage REIT, which included management of CRE CDOs, raised public equity capital for the REIT, and served in various advisory capacities for the firm’s CMBS and high-yield debt funds. Mr. Flynn also led the special servicing, REO and asset disposition units, which comprised 20+ real estate professionals, and an equity portfolio consisting of 1,100 multifamily housing properties with more than 120,000 units. In addition, he directed the special servicing of a $2.5 billion multifamily bond portfolio.
Prior to joining Hunt Real Estate Capital, Mr. Flynn practiced law at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher (GDC) in its real estate practice group, where he represented lenders, real estate funds, developers, and institutional and non-institutional investors in structuring acquisitions and financings for all commercial real estate classes, and advising in the formation of fund partnerships and joint ventures. Before joining GDC, Mr. Flynn was an investment banker at Lehman Brothers.
In 2013, Mr. Flynn was named as one of Commercial Property Executive’s “Stars to Watch” and, in 2014, he was named one of Real Estate Forum’s “Forty under Forty” to watch.
Mr. Flynn earned a Juris Doctorate from Columbia University Law School, Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar, and a Bachelor of Science (finance and accounting) from the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University, magna cum laude. Mr. Flynn is a member of the California State Bar, ULI, CREFC, MBA, and NAREIM.