Donny James

Donny James is Chief Real Estate Officer for the Revenue Authority of Prince George’s County. In this capacity, he works with the Executive Director to strategically identify real estate development opportunities that would spur economic growth, create “destination points” and produce positive impacts for Prince George’s County. Mr. James also works with various sister agencies in addition to private developers to create public- private partnerships to assist with the execution of some of these projects.

Mr. James also works in tandem with the Executive Director to provide project status updates to the Revenue Authority’s Board of Directors and County officials.

Mr. James joined the Revenue Authority with over 18 years of senior level real estate development experience. Most recently, he worked with a non-profit in Washington, DC where he served as the Director of Real Estate Development and was responsible for all the organization’s real estate transactions. In this role, he managed the design and construction of a new $28MM, 50,000 sq. ft. health care facility in Southeast Washington, DC. He also managed the expansion of the organization’s birthing center in Northwest Washington.

Previously he served as the Real Estate Director for the Anacostia Waterfront Corporation, where he led the planning efforts for the redevelopment of Poplar Point, 110 acre development in SE Washington, DC. As Real Estate Director, he led the development efforts to relocate Washington Metropolitan Area Transportation Authority to a new $71 MM headquarters.

Mr. James served as a guest lecturer at Columbia University and has served on multiple panels surrounding redevelopment in urban areas. He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics and Economics from Morehouse College in Atlanta, GA and his Master of Science Degree with a concentration in Real Estate Development & Finance from Columbia University in New York City. Mr. James is also a graduate of the Senior Executive in State and Local Government program from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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