James McCraren joined Vermilion Development in February 2018. At Vermilion, James focuses on each of the firm’s development platforms and is responsible for underwriting, due diligence, project management, and market research.
Throughout his career, James has worked across a variety of real estate disciplines including commercial real estate finance, leasing, and portfolio management. He began his career in 2014 as a Development Representative for Irgens Partners with a focus on medical office developments. Then in 2016, he joined Wintrust Financial Corporation as a Credit Analyst with a focus on commercial real estate underwriting. James is also a licensed Real Estate Broker in the State of Illinois, a member of the Chicago Association of Realtors, and a member of the Urban Land Institute.
James is a graduate of the University of Illinois – Urbana/Champaign with a Bachelor of Science in Agricultural and Consumer Economics.