Andrew James has joined Paine/Wetzel TCN Worldwide as managing principal. His responsibilities include management of the firm and implementation of strategic business plans.
“Andy has a deep understanding of the Chicago market and we are pleased to welcome him to the Paine/Wetzel team. He has the extensive experience and knowledge that can drive results and further strengthen our team,” said Paine/Wetzel TCN Worldwide President and Principal Jerry Sullivan.
Prior to joining Paine/Wetzel, James was the Midwest regional partner for DP Partners. He was responsible for the development of all commercial facilities and parks, the acquisition of developable land, and the investment in existing commercial buildings in the Midwest. James worked with the brokerage community in an effort to expand DP’s Midwest holdings through the acquisition of land for build-to-suit and speculative industrial buildings and parks and the acquisition of existing commercial facilities for investment purposes.
James is well known for his seven years representing the Chicago office of Duke Realty Corporation. As senior vice president for the industrial group, he was responsible for land acquisition, development, redevelopment and leasing of the company’s Chicago portfolio. In 2004, James’ group was named Duke’s “Industrial Sales Team of the Year,” and in 2007 Crain’s Chicago Business named Duke “Developer of the Year.”
Prior to joining Duke, James served as vice president of development and general counsel for Browning Investments, an Indianapolis-based industrial/office developer. Before that he was a litigation partner with Chicago law firm Burke, Warren, MacKay & Serritella P.C.
A native of Indianapolis, James has essentially lived in Chicago since 1989. He received a bachelor’s degree in history from Tulane University and earned his juris doctorate from Indiana University. He has been active in the Association of Industrial Real Estate Brokers, the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors and the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties.