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CEO of Brixmor – Jim Taylor

Episode 18

In this episode, we dive deep into the stories and insights from another legendary leader shaping the landscape of commercial real estate, James Taylor. Jim is a true industry titan and is the Chief Executive Officer of Brixmor Property Group. Brixmor (BRX) is a REIT that owns and operates a high-quality, national portfolio of open-air shopping centers. Its 365 retail centers comprise approximately 65 million square feet of prime retail space in established trade areas. Jim was appointed CEO in May 2016, and in June, was appointed a seat on the company’s Board of Directors. With a career spanning over two decades, Jim brings a wealth of experience and expertise that has left an indelible mark on the industry. 


Show Notes

00:00 – Introduction

02:31 – Typical Day 

05:13 – Get to Know Jim: Early Life

05:36 – Journey into Real Estate 

13:00 – Jim’s Family Life 

14:33 – Early Childhood & Learning Persistence 

23:14 – Career Path, Education, and Business Experiences 

30:48 – Growth & Work-Life Balance What did growth mean for you?

31:49 – Accounting, Law School, and Investment Banking

37:24 – Family Life 

39:44 – The Importance of Hard Work & Balance 

45:36 – The transition to Federal Realty

55:46 – Relocating to NYC & Brixmor

1:00:00 – Insights on Real Estate Industry 

1:07:50 – The Next 5 Years 

1:16:03 – Common Trait of Those That are Successful

1:19:47 – Final Thoughts & Advice for Young Professionals 

To Connect with Jim on LinkedIn Click HERE  

This show if brought to you by Matthews Real Estate Investment Services. Thank you for listening. If you have any comments, questions, or concerns, please contact 


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