Jim Park, President

AREAA Global Inc. & Chair Emeritus – AREAA National

Jim Park has served as the President of AREAA Global Inc since its inception in 2013. Additionally, Park was the 2013 Chair of the Asian Real Estate Association of America (AREAA) and previously served as the association’s President and CEO from 2005 to 2011.

Park was the founder of several real estate as well as mortgage banking companies, including The Mortgage Collaborative, New Vista Asset Management and Community Asset Solutions. Earlier this year, Park helped to launch the Marquis International team within KW Realty to better serve global and luxury real estate customers and investors. Previously, Park spent many years in Washington, DC and worked at Freddie Mac and FHA as well as worked on affordable housing and community development issues on behalf of major cities throughout the US.

Mr. Park served as the last Chair of the Federal Reserve’s Consumer Advisory Council which provides advice on federal regulatory issues to the Federal Reserve on regulatory matters that impact consumers and communities throughout the country. Park also was the Chair of the Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies – a nonpartisan organization focused on developing the future elected leadership within the Asian American community. In addition, Park has served on numerous nonprofit and housing related boards including AAFE, the Low Income Investment Fund and Mercy Housing among others.