James Farrar

Mr. Farrar has 25 years of experience in the real estate, private equity and corporate finance industries. Since 2010, his team has completed approximately $5 billion of real estate acquisitions and dispositions across the United States. Mr. Farrar has been Chief Executive Officer of City Office REIT since its initial public offering in 2014. In 2009, he co-founded Second City Real Estate, the private equity real estate firm that contributed the initial properties to form City Office REIT. Prior to joining Second City Real Estate, Mr. Farrar spent seven years as a senior executive of a family office with a diversified portfolio concentrated in the real estate and hospitality sectors. Previously, he was an investment professional with the private equity group of TD Bank (now Birch Hill Equity Partners). Mr. Farrar received a bachelor of business administration degree and is a CPA and a CFA charterholder.