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James is responsible for overseeing all aspects of Morrison Investment Properties business plan and mission.  This includes site identification, underwriting, acquisition, capital sourcing, operations, and dispositions.  He has over ten years of real estate experience, most of which is in multifamily real estate. Previous to the company's founding, Mr. Morrison worked for Archstone Apartments, one of the largest developers in the nation accumulating experience in asset and portfolio management as well as apartment acquisitions and operations.  Previous to Archstone, he was a development project manager for Chelsea Investment Corporation, one of San Diego's largest affordable housing development firms, where he managed the tax credit financing and construction of affordable multifamily projects in the San Diego and Imperial Counties. James began his career as a CPA with the firm Moss Adams in their business assurance and advisory group.


James is a graduate of the University of San Diego’s Burnham Moore’s Center for Real Estate where he earned a master’s of science degree in real estate. He received his bachelor’s degree in business economics with an emphasis in accounting at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He currently serves as the Co-Chair of the Urban Land Institute’s Small Scale Infill Developer group and is a licensed California real estate broker.



Jim was born and raised in San Diego and started working in the building industry when he was twelve years old sweeping out homes and digging trenches on the weekends and during summers for the construction firm founded by his father.  After graduating St. Augustine High School Jim worked in San Diego's thriving tuna fishing industry as a deck boss and ship navigator for 10 years before rejoining the family business.  In 1983 Jim acquired his contractors license and started building homes alongside his father in San Diego as Morrison Construction Co.

Today Morrison Construction has developed a niche for infill construction and accessory dwelling unit production and continues to focus on providing a quality product while managing costs.

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