James McCraren joined Vermilion Development in February 2018 as a Development Analyst. At Vermilion, James focuses on the firm’s market-rate multifamily platform as well as its affordable assisted living platform. He is responsible for underwriting, due diligence, 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.