GATHER MN consists of experienced and very talented professionals in our field. In addition, what we don't know, we have easy access to someone who does. At GATHER MN, there's no hierarchy. We're all experts.
We've seen it all - market trends, fluctuating funding sources, policy changes at local, state and federal levels and much more
A Minneapolis native, born and raised in North Minneapolis, James has experience in a variety of government and non-government industries that gives him a great insight into managing businesses and connecting with people on all levels. His talents in such areas as a commercial carpenter, real estate investing, asset management for corporate lenders and investors are key in helping housing providers find and develop appropriate resources for their properties.
It was during his time as a real estate investor by purchasing homes and renovating them, and purchasing larger properties and renovating and leasing them that he was first introduced to agencies who work with people experiencing homelessness. He has relationships with community-based organizations where he gives first priority of his current rental properties to people who often have challenges to securing stable housing.
James enjoys helping friends and family with renovating their homes or repairing their cars, and is involved in the community where he lives. He participates in the Heading Home Anoka Community Collaborative and serves on the board of the Suburban Metro Area Continuum of Care collaborative and for Stepping Stone Emergency Housing in Anoka.
"It has been a pleasure working with Jim over the past 15 years. He managed multiple assets that required concise communication, following of multiple rules and regulations depending on governmental regulations. There were multiple data obstacles and ever-changing systems, but everything was very seamless. Jim was able to offer insight to problem resolution in all aspects without compromising any confidentiality agreements. Our volumes of work would greatly fluctuate and there was never a disruption of service."
When you hire us, you become part of our team so that when we complete our work, you aren't left wondering "what do I do now?" You will be fully equipped and informed to continue the work we have done together.