Edward Ratinoff is Managing Principal and Founder of James Investment Partners, an opportunistic multifamily investment firm focused on the California market. Ed also currently serves on the board of a subsidiary of Brookfield Office Properties (NYSE: BPO) and the Bank of Internet (NASD: BOFI). Ed previously oversaw the national acquisitions effort for Phoenix Realty Group, an institutional real estate investment fund sponsor with activities in California and New York, where he led the purchase of over $700 million in multifamily assets. Ed also held the position of Managing Director and west coast head for the J.E. Robert Companies. At JER he was responsible for all equity and debt transactions throughout the western US for the firm’s real estate investment funds and was a member of the investment committees for both JER Partners and JER Investors Trust (NYSE: JRT). During his tenure Ed led the acquisition of approximately $1.0 billion in assets representing multiple real estate sectors and geographies. Prior to joining JER, Ed held senior positions focusing on real estate investment banking with McDonald Investments, Chase Securities and BT Alex. Brown, executing public and private capital markets transactions for west coast-based real estate companies.