Mr. Jim Park
Jim Park is the Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of the Mortgage Collaborative, a cooperative of independent mortgage banks working together to create growth and profitability. Jim is the Chair Emeritus of the Asian Real Estate Association of America (AREAA), the largest US non-profit trade organisation focused on expanding sustainable housing opportunities for Asian American and immigrant communities.
Previously, Jim was the founder and CO-CEO of New Vista Asset Management, a distressed asset management firm focused on restoring home ownership in traditional underserved markets. He was also an executive at Freddie Mac where his team worked with outside industry groups on regulatory and business issues impacting the company.
As a senior adviser to the Federal Housing Administrative (FHA) Commissioner, he oversaw all legislative and regulatory issues impacting the ability of FHA to serve low- and moderate-income consumers. He also worked at the National Community Development Association which represents 500 cities and counties on housing and economic development issues.
With nearly 30 years in the housing and mortgage banking field, Jim has held various positions in the corporate sector, started several businesses, worked in federal and local governments, and helped to launch a number of prominent non-profit organisations. Over the years, Jim has served on various corporate advisory boards and non-profit boards as well as served on government advisory councils, including serving as the Chair of the Federal Reserve’s Consumers Advisory Board.
Jim attended the University of California at Irvine where he received degrees in Economics, Political Science and Art. Additionally, he attended the George Washington University where he received his Masters in Public Administration and Policy.