Chief Financial Officer
As CFO, Jim Francis oversees all aspects of financial management and strategy at Jamboree – including corporate and property financing, IT, and risk management – for our $3.2 billion asset portfolio. He leads the Accounting, Asset Management, and IT teams. Together, these business groups ensure best practices, systems, and compliance across the company and our properties.
Jim’s distinctive skillset and focus on technology integrations are integral to Jamboree’s continual growth and expansion. Committed to managing key relationships with lenders, investors, agency partners, and joint venture partners with integrity, Jim considers trust to be the foundation of every successful and sustainable business relationship, so Jamboree’s communities and residents receive the best affordable homes we can provide. This includes building internal teams that achieve and perform at the highest levels.
Jim’s financial knowledge and expertise span more than 25 years. Prior to Jamboree, Jim served as the Managing Director and Head of Core Banking/Regional Bank Transformation at MUFG/Union Bank, where he led a $700 million program to replace the banking platform for an $80 billion deposit portfolio in commercial banking. A few years earlier, he co-founded the bank’s Community Development Finance division, steering its expansion across the west coast and the origination of more than $3 billion in debt and equity financing for the development of affordable housing.
Well-known for his community involvement and leadership in the housing industry, Jim has served as a past President for the Affordable Housing Investor’s Council and is recognized as a member of the California Housing Hall of Fame. Jim’s hobbies include kayaking, skiing, and bicycling. His favorite challenge? Kayaking the Grand Canyon – a feat he will soon be able to claim as a three-peat.
Guiding principle: Seize the moment! There are so many wonderful opportunities in life, and you have to jump in with both feet and give it your best. A lot of success comes from just showing up and trying your best. Sometimes it doesn’t work, but you never know until you try.