Jim Thompson is Executive Vice President of Operations for Regency Centers.
Previously, Jim was Managing Director of Eastern Operations for Regency Centers from 1993 to 2015. He was responsible for overseeing the formulation, growth, and management of property development and investment business in the eastern United States, as well as a portfolio of 146 shopping enters which totaled over 17 million square feet, located in 13 states along the East Coast.
Prior to that time, Mr. Thompson served as Executive Vice President of our predecessor real estate division from 1981. He helped grow Regency’s business from the initial public offering of $150 million in assets in 1993 to more than $5.7 billion in capitalization.
In addition to his real estate career, Jim completed a successful military career as an aviator for the Florida Air National Guard, serving as squadron commander of the F-15 Fighter Squadron based in Jacksonville, Florida.
As an avid pilot, Jim volunteers with Angel Flight Southeast, providing air transportation for emergency organ transplant patients and financially needy medical cases. He also serves on the board for Daniel Kids Foundation, a Florida charitable organization providing support for abused and neglected children.
Jim earned a Bachelor of Science in finance from Auburn University, is an active member of the International Council of Shopping Centers, and National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts.