James H. Simmons III is CEO and Founding Partner of Asland Capital Partners, a private equity firm focusing on acquiring, repositioning and operating best-in-class multifamily, mixed-use and retail assets in revitalizing sub-markets.
In this role, Simmons is the head of Asland Capital Partners’ investment committee and focuses on sourcing and structuring its real estate transactions. Over his 20 years of industry experience, Simmons has focused on managing, originating and structuring various types of real estate transactions.
Previously, Simmons was Partner in Real Estate of Ares Management and Partner of Apollo Real Estate Advisors. He also led the Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone as President and CEO and had tenures at Salomon Smith Barney, Bankers Trust and General Electric.
Simmons holds a BSE from Princeton University, an M.S. from Virginia Tech and an MBA from Northwestern University.