James S Shaw

Real Estate and Private Equity Investor James S. Shaw

James S. Shaw has established himself as a successful professional in the commercial real estate and private equity investment industries. Based in Atlanta, GA, he began his career as a certified public accountant (CPA) with Arthur Andersen and Company after earning a bachelor’s degree in accounting at the University of Oklahoma and a master’s degree in business administration from Northwestern University’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management. Following his time at Arthur Andersen, James S. Shaw served Duff & Phelps as a specialist in the CMBS Structured Finance Group. Following his time as a construction lender with an international bank located in Chicago, he launched his career as an investor specializing in areas of commercial real estate and venture capital opportunities.

Outside of his professional pursuits with organizations such as Liquid Claims in Old Bridge, New Jersey, and Gvest Partners, LLC, in Atlanta, Jim S. Shaw supports a number of charitable organizations. Some of his favorite charities are Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and the Atlanta public school system.

Projected Commercial Real Estate Trends for 2016

Primestone Properties principal James (Jim) Shaw is a financial and real estate professional based in Atlanta, Georgia. Jim Shaw and the firm at Primestone Properties develop and acquire high-end commercial real estate in Atlanta and elsewhere throughout the South with a focus on mixed-use buildings and multi-family communities.

Experts in the commercial real estate industry are predicting several trends for 2016. As in the previous year, the tendency toward global urbanization is projected to continue, with demand for mixed-use buildings increasing in both the city and the suburbs. This urbanization trend also necessitates the development of more large-scale office buildings and housing options.

Due in part to the global urbanization trend, retail properties will decline further, with developers opting to invest instead in mixed-use options. Multifamily buildings, senior and student housing, and single-tenant industrial properties may be among the only sectors to see supply growth. Additionally, the popularization of LEED-certified building practices is expected to grow alongside a new building initiative called the WELL Building Standard.

Commercial office spaces that comply with WELL standards will feature amenities which promote the wellness of its tenants through a specific set of performance requirements. WELL-certified buildings will need to meet standards in the categories of air, water, nourishment, light, fitness, comfort, and mind.