James E. (Jim) Mendelson
JAMES E. (JIM) MENDELSON is the Senior Vice President, Asset Management (Office) at Ventas, Inc., an S&P 500 company and real estate investment trust that owns approximately 1,200 healthcare, life science and senior living properties in North America and the United Kingdom and serves as the primary capital provider to leading healthcare companies.
As a member of the Ventas senior leadership team, Mendelson oversees asset management for the Office portfolio which includes Medical Office/Outpatient Buildings and Research & Innovation, and represents approximately 27% of the Company’s net operating income (NOI) annually. He leads a team of 19 asset management professionals who manage approximately 25 million square feet of real estate across the United States.
With more than 35 years of commercial real estate experience in the United States, Canada, Mexico and the United Kingdom, Mendelson joined Ventas in 2015. Prior to joining Ventas, Mendelson held roles of increasing responsibility focused on investing, leasing, operating, and selling office and industrial properties at GE Capital. Before GE Capital, Mendelson was involved in underwriting new investment opportunities and restructuring loans secured by commercial real estate at Heller Financial and The Balcor Company (a subsidiary of American Express).
Mendelson earned his MBA from the University of Chicago and a BS in Business Administration from the University of Missouri.