Jim Park has over twenty five years of experience in the private, government and nonprofit sectors, and has successfully launched a number of real estate-related businesses. Park has dedicated his career to supporting a number of organizations focused on the diverse communities, global business development and affordable housing issues. Park is one of the Founder and Partner of the Mortgage Collaborative which works with small and mid-sized lenders to strength its market power and to create innovative mortgage solutions for this important segment of the mortgage market. Park previously owned Community Asset Solutions (CAS) and New Vista Asset Management.
Park is the 2013 Chair of the Asian Real Estate Association of America (AREAA). Park is also one of founders of the Housing Renaissance – an industry forum that brings top real estate market leaders. Park served as the Chair of the Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies as well as the Chair of the Federal Reserve’s Consumer Advisory Council under then Fed Governor Ben Bernanke. And served on the board of the Low Income Investment Fund and currently serves the board of Mercy Housing. He is the past President of the National Coalition for Asian Pacific American Community Development and served on the boards of the Asian American for Equity, National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals, and the National Housing Conference.
Park worked at Freddie Mac, where he oversaw the company’s industry relations. Park also spent time at Federal Housing Administration where he oversaw legislative, policy and program issues impacting FHA’s ability to serve its constituents. Prior to that, he was the Housing Policy Director at the National Community Development Association. Park currently serves on the Bank of America’s National Consumer Advisory Council. Additionally, Park has previously served on the advisory councils of Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and JP Morgan Chase.