James F. Wilson, CFA
Head of Residential Real Estate Invstment Banking
Jim Wilson is a Managing Director and is head of residential real estate investment banking at JMP Securities. Before joining the firm’s investment banking group, Jim was a senior research analyst covering the housing and real estate industries and served as JMP Securities’ Director of Research from 1999 to 2011.
Prior to joining JMP, Jim was a Managing Director and senior research analyst for four years at Jefferies & Company, where he covered REITs, homebuilders, manufactured housing and resort, vacation ownership and property-related service companies. From 1989 through 1996, Jim served as a senior research analyst in the real estate and building group at Montgomery Securities, now Banc of America Securities, completing his tenure there as a Managing Director. He previously worked in equity research at Sutro & Company following companies in the financial services, business services and real estate industries.
In 2011, Jim was ranked second among all stock pickers in the Real Estate category in the annual “Best on the Street” analyst survey conducted by The Wall Street Journal. In 2003 through 2006, he ranked each year as a top-five stock picker in the Home Construction category. In 2011, Jim also was ranked second for estimate accuracy in the Household Durables category in the annual FT/StarMine analyst poll. In 2009, he placed second in the Construction & Building Materials category in “The Best Brokerage Analysts” rankings compiled by Forbes.
Jim holds a BA in economics from Whitman College and is a chartered financial analyst.
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