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Jim Schoolfield

First Vice President, Advisory and Transaction Services

License: Lic. 01889519

Jim Schoolfield First Vice President
Lic. 01889519
West LA 1840 Century Park East
9th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90067

Professional Experience

Jim Schoolfield specializes in representing the interests of occupier clients across North America, as well as internationally. Jim’s experience includes strategic planning, corporate lease and purchase negotiations, comparative financial analysis and implementing operating expense reduction strategies, as well as a background in construction management. Jim’s extraordinary service ethic, combined with his thorough understanding of the entire real estate process and intricacies of effective leveraging, ensures his clients’ expectations are always exceeded.

Over the course of his career, Jim has worked on real estate transactions in excess of $500 million. Prior to joining CBRE in 2016, Jim was a Senior Vice President at Cresa for seven years. Jim began his career in real estate at Precision Development, where Jim provided oversight of construction management for multiple projects such as the 500,000 SF Discovery Communications World Corporate Headquarters and the $150 million Market Common mixed-use development in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. He also worked on the restoration of the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Biloxi, Mississippi, where his expertise resulted in a savings of more than $12 million.


  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Bachelor of Arts, Economics

Community Involvement

  • Chairman, Invest in Hope, LA, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital


  • CoreNet Global, Southern California Chapter
  • LACRA, Member


Partial Client List

  • Aviation Capital Group
  • Boingo Wireless
  • Bordin Martorell LLP
  • Cox Castle Nicholson
  • Decton, Inc.
  • Gilchrist & Rutter
  • Kayne Anderson Rudnick
  • Lotus Innovations
  • Motion Media
  • Nathan Associates
  • Nationstar Mortgage
  • Pacific Life
  • Pearson VUE
  • Pixi Beauty
  • Rally
  • Richland Investments
  • Skyline Financial Corporation
  • Tetra Tech, Inc.
  • Universe Holdings
  • Valensi Rose
  • Ware Malcomb
Jim Schoolfield First Vice President
Lic. 01889519
West LA 1840 Century Park East
9th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90067