James Brunger, chief sales officer of Capital Square, is driven every day by the idea that we are building something bigger than ourselves. He is head of sales and distribution and also sits on Capital Square’s investment and executive management committees. In addition, he serves as executive vice president of capital markets and director of due diligence for Capital Square Apartment REIT, Inc.
Prior to joining the firm, he was senior vice president at LaSalle Investments, a wholly owned subsidiary of Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL), where he managed the distribution of REITs and real estate products throughout the eastern United States. In this capacity, James worked with leading FINRA licensed broker-dealers and RIAs. During his tenure, investments in the flagship REIT, JLL Income Property Trust, grew from a seed investment to $1.8 billion. Previously, James served as the national sales manager for Sterling Foundation Management, where he managed a team of professionals, assisted family offices and ultra-high net worth individuals in formations and managed private family foundations, donor advised funds and charitable trusts. He was also a regional vice president at New York Life/MainStay Investments, where he was responsible for wire-house broker-dealer distribution and facilitated over $300 million in annual sales of investment and insurance-related products. James also served as regional vice president for Fidelity Charitable Services, a Fidelity Investments Company. While there, he worked with attorneys, accountants and families to structure donations of private business interests, real estate, private stock and public stock into the Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund, a national donor advised fund program. During this time, the program grew from $700 million to more than $2.5 billion in annual gifts.
James holds the Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy (CAP) designation from The American College and FINRA licenses Series 6, 7 and 63. He earned a bachelor’s degree in English and political science from the University of Vermont.