Site Acquisition and Underwriting
Contract Negotiations and Deal Structuring

Joint Venture Negotiations and Operating Structure
Due Diligence Process
Selection and supervision of technical consultants
Entitlement Process
Schedule Creation

Land Planning and Project Phasing
Product selection to achieve Highest and Best Value
Conceptual Estimating/Budgeting
On and Off-site cost Analysis and estimates
Sales Negotiations and Contract documentation
Escrow Management
Partner/Owner Relationship Management
Owner Progress Meetings
Internal Project Team Meetings
Overall Project P/L Responsibility

Jim Kozak, President
12671 High Bluff Drive Suite 150
San Diego, CA 92130
Phone: (858) 699-7440
Fax: (858) 523-0826
Cell: (858) 699-7440

James M. Kozak


For more than 25 years, Jim Kozak has been a leader with a proven track record in the real estate industry. Throughout his career, Jim has participated in transactions worth hundreds of millions of dollars.

Leveraging his strengths as a creative problem solver and negotiator, Jim has successfully managed all aspects of the real estate development process. From raising capital and obtaining community approvals and entitlements, to sourcing opportunistic property sites for acquisition and managing construction activities, Jim is acknowledged by his peers as a person with an uncommon ability to discover, discern and create opportunity for his partners.

When asked about his approach to large real estate projects Jim says, "You need to have a vision for each project and focus on implementing the details that bring concepts to reality, while maximizing return on investment."

In his last position as President of a Land Development Company, with un-leveraged equity capital, Jim acquired and processed entitlements on over 15,000 acres of land in Southern California. To date, a 3x return of the equity capital has been generated by selling only 23% of the land and 10% of the entitlements with a majority of these remaining assets ready for future sales.

"Whether it is working on a large deal, or working with community groups for their input in building sustainable communities, I am very results oriented."

Jim started his career as a Project Manager and quickly assumed additional responsibilities that grew to promotions to Vice President and eventually President of two Development Companies, which included supervising the work of development partners and third party consultants with direct involvement in the following areas of responsibility:


Bachelor of Science Degree, Northern Illinois University - 1971
American Management Association and Urban Land Institute (ULI) Courses


Member of the Urban Land Institute for 15 years.
Former member of the Board of Directors of California Building Industry Association