James Farrar

Mr. Farrar has over 20 years of experience in the real estate, private equity and corporate finance industries. Since 2010, he has been involved in over $2.0 billion of real estate acquisitions across the United States. Mr. Farrar has been Chief Executive Officer of City Office REIT since its initial public offering in 2014. He joined Second City Real Estate, the private equity real estate firm that contributed the initial properties to form City Office REIT, in 2009 as a Managing Director. Prior to joining Second City, Mr. Farrar spent seven years as a senior executive of a family office with a diversified portfolio concentrated in the real estate sector. 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.