Managing Partner

James J. Curtis III

James J. Curtis III is a founder and a Managing Partner of Bristol Group, Inc. and has been an integral part of all of the firm’s activities since 1980. Noteworthy projects Mr. Curtis has been a part of include the redevelopment of the Unocal Oil Corporate headquarters (4.5 city blocks) into L.A. Center Studios, the redevelopment of the NOMA neighborhood in Washington, D.C., and the redevelopment of the Bronx Post Office.

Mr. Curtis is a member of the Urban Land Institute, Counselors of Real Estate, Lambda Alpha, the Pension Real Estate Association and the Wisconsin Real Estate Advisory Board.  Mr. Curtis served as a Trustee of the Urban Land Institute from 1996 to 2014. He recently served as Chairman of the ULI Foundation and is a current Foundation Governor and a member of the Foundation’s Legacy Circle.  He is a former board member of the Counselors of Real Estate and served as a trustee for the Foundation of Counselors of Real Estate. Mr. Curtis is a lifetime member of the James A. Graaskamp Center for Real Estate at the University of Wisconsin and is a former board member of the Stephen Hawk Center for Applied Securities at the University of Wisconsin.  He was co-founder of the University of Wisconsin Real Estate Alumni Association and U.W. Real Estate Applied Securities Program. He has received the Counselors of Real Estate’s Landauer/White Lifetime Achievement Award and the University of Wisconsin’s Graaskamp Distinguished Alumni Award.

The Curtis Regional Infrastructure Initiative was created in 2006. The purpose of the Initiative is to promote visioning, prioritization and innovations in identifying outcome-oriented solutions to create best of class regional infrastructure. Shaping the future of neighborhoods, communities and regions in the 21st Century is a choice.

Mr. Curtis holds an M.S. degree in Real Estate and Urban Land Economics from University of Wisconsin and a B.S. in Finance and Economics from Marquette University.