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Featured Speaker

Mr. Jim Hime

James (Jim) Hime serves as Chief Operating Officer for USAA Real Estate Company (“USAA RealCo”). Jim manages the teams that are responsible for USAA RealCo’s asset management functions, financial accounting and reporting, and asset dispositions. Jim’s remit also includes responsibility for USAA RealCo’s Capital Markets group, which sources and structures all debt financing on USAA RealCo’s portfolio and which also advises USAA’s Life Insurance Company affiliate with respect to its senior mortgage investment program.
Jim joined USAA Real Estate Company from the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (“ADIA”), one of the world’s largest sovereign wealth funds, where he was employed for three years as Chief Financial Officer of the Real Estate and Infrastructure Department.  While with ADIA, Jim was responsible for  the legal, tax, and liquidity management requirements of the real estate department, including management of all of ADIA's existing and new debt arrangements, as well as monitoring treasury and cash balances across the portfolio.
Before joining ADIA, Jim was with the Lionstone Group, a privately-owned real estate investment firm, where his responsibilities included capital markets and transaction structuring across investment programs.  Earlier, Jim was co-founder and managing director of Hawkeye Partners, a real estate private equity firm, and served as senior vice president and head of capital markets at Hines Interests, where he developed, structured and marketed a range of funds that financed global real estate development and acquisition efforts.  Before joining the real estate sector, Jim spent 20 years at Baker & Botts, a U.S.-based law firm, where he became a partner and was responsible for opening the firm's New York office.
Jim received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from the University of Texas in 1974 and his Juris Doctor (J.D.) from the University of Texas, School of Law in 1976.