Jim Mueller: Managing Partner & CFO


As managing Partner of JC Mueller LLC, Jim Mueller brings more than 30 years of real estate development expertise to the company.

Prior to founding JC Mueller LLC, Jim spent four years as the Senior Director of Development for Vulcan, Inc., a Seattle-based Paul Allen Company. During this time, Jim was responsible for one of the largest recent redevelopment endeavors in a major urban center—the concept, planning and development of Seattle's South Lake Union area. Working closely with teammates, city planners and neighborhood groups, Jim devised a plan to redevelop approximately 30 city blocks, creating much-needed life sciences research, office, residential for sale and rental, retail and complex mixed-use projects. Projects ranged in size from $30 million to approximately $300 million, with an aggregate total build-out that will approach $3 billion.

From 1997 to 2000, Jim was Senior Vice President & Chief Executive Officer, Asia, for Koll Development Company. Operating from offices in Shanghai, China, and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Jim tackled large-scale master planning, industrial, retail and warehousing projects in several Asian markets. Projects ranged in size from 300,000 square feet to more than 1 million square feet of leasable area.

Prior to his experience in Asia, Jim was Senior Vice President for Koll Real Estate Group in Seattle, Wash. from 1985 to 1997. In that role, Jim and his teammates completed 38 buildings, filling nearly every role in the real estate world.

Jim has an M.B.A. from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, with a major in Finance, Real Estate and International Business, and a degree in Architecture from Kansas State University's College of Architecture and Design.

Jim is a licensed Architect in the State of Washington and a member of the Downtown Seattle Association, Urban Land Institute, National Association of Industrial and Office Projects, and a former member of the Shanghai American Chamber of Commerce.