For over 30 years, Jim Pickard has been committed to the commercial real estate industry. Jim’s extensive background includes office and industrial brokerage, construction and facilities management, and sales support in the Akron/Cleveland markets.
In addition, he has provided design/build services for various clients and developed his own commercial portfolio. Jim’s most recent project was one of the first design/build construction projects in the newly established Akron Bio Medical Corridor-consisting of a 29,000 sq. ft. medical production and distribution facility in the Opportunity Industrial Park.
Jim is very active in the local community. He has served as councilman for the Village of Silver Lake and currently serves as the Board Chairman for Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens. He is a past chairman of the AABOR commercial industrial committee and a graduate of Leadership Akron Class 11. He has served on the Board of Directors for United Disability Services, Community Support Services, and various advisory boards in the community. Jim holds a BA in Logistic/Operations Management from Michigan State University and an Associate degree in Accounting from Lansing Community College.
He, his wife Leslie, and their two children are residents of Silver Lake.