James McGrade serves as President providing overall direction of the firm’s investment strategy, transactional, and development activity. As a real estate entrepreneur for more than 30 years, James has become a respected specialist in the medical real estate industry. James has deep experience in development, acquisitions, dispositions, construction management and leasing of prominent healthcare projects. His responsibilities include sourcing, analyzing, and financing healthcare real estate investments. James has principally invested in, developed, and managed numerous medical office assets over the last 20 years. In 2014 he merged Val Mesa Management, a firm he founded, with The Innovation Institute to create an institutional level real estate investment management company with a focus on medical office property acquisition, development and management.
James has a BS in Business Administration with an emphasis in Finance and Real Estate from California Polytechnic University, Pomona, previous Chairman of the City of Brea Planning Commission, Brea Chamber of Commerce Board member, and a Rotarian. His community and civic involvement includes being a board member of St. Jude Memorial Foundation as well as vice chair of various hospital fundraising committees. James has been licensed California broker since 1986.