James B. Harkrider co-founded Coastal Ridge Real Estate Partners in 2013 and is a Managing Partner, maintaining his primary office in Columbus, Ohio. Mr. Harkrider’s roles include overseeing strategy growth and corporate initiatives including Operations, Marketing, Legal, HR and Strategy Relationships. Mr. Harkrider is responsible for leading the build out of the operations platform over the last 6 years. He is actively involved in managing the Firm and serves on the Acquisitions, Asset Management and Property Management Committees. Since the founding of Coastal Ridge, Mr. Harkrider has primarily focused on the development of the Firm’s operational platform from infancy to a Company which operates nationally and oversees more than $500+ million in assets.
Prior to launching Coastal Ridge, Mr. Harkrider co-founded Peak Property Group. Peak Property Group is an investment real estate firm which transacts and manages scattered site multi-family property throughout Central Ohio. The development of Peak Property Group helped to establish a foundation in the investment and operation of multi-family property which Coastal Ridge leverages today. Prior to Peak, Mr. Harkrider served as a commercial real estate loan officer for Fifth Third Bank Corporation and The Huntington National Bank Corporation where he built and managed portfolios in excess of $100 million, respectively. This experience gained him extensive knowledge in financial analysis, valuation and deal structuring. A graduate of Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, Mr. Harkrider holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance and a minor in Entrepreneurship. He is a Licensed Real Estate Broker in both the State of Ohio and California and is an Institute of Real Estate Management member. Mr. Harkrider maintains involvement in various charitable organizations and has been an active speaker at The Ohio State University, Fisher School of Business.
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