Jim Rabe

Jim Rabe is a Senior Principal in Keyser Marston’s Los Angeles office.  For more than 30 years he has provided public and private clients with real estate and financial expertise.

Key Role

Jim assists clients in public / private real estate and economic development activities.  He provides public and private sector clients with services in the following areas:  public finance, specific plan feasibility, fiscal impact, financial modeling, developer selection, asset management, ground leasing and P3 deal structuring and transaction negotiation.

Specific Areas of Expertise

P3 Real Estate Development

Recognized as an expert in real estate advisory services, Jim specializes in public/private real estate (P3) transactions.  Examples include the acquisition of Los Angeles Union Station, Harmony master planned development, Gardenwalk in Anaheim, Grand Avenue project, Marina del Rey redevelopment, the revitalization of downtown Anaheim and numerous transit-oriented joint development projects.  He has assisted public and private clients in the analysis and implementation of residential, commercial, industrial, office, hotel, and mixed-use projects, and master plan developments in California, Arizona and Nevada

Additional Areas of Specialization

Jim has consulted in all areas of the disposition process for development projects and surplus properties for public agencies, including project planning, Requests for Proposals and Qualifications, and developer selection.  He has worked with planning consultants to develop feasible specific plans. He has also served as financial advisor, special tax consultant and developer’s advisor for bond issues in California.

Professional Credentials

Jim is a member of the Counselors of Real Estate (CRE). He is a past board member of the California Association for Local Economic Development (CALED), and current member of the Board of Regents of the California Academy of Economic Development, the education and training arm of CALED. Additionally Jim is a member of the Urban Land Institute (ULI) and the Downtown Los Angeles Breakfast Club.  He served as President of the Verdugo Hills Boy Scout Council and as a Resource Professional and Professional Advisory Panel member for ULI, CRE, CALED and the California Redevelopment Association.  Jim is a lecturer at the University of Southern California, School of Planning and Policy Development. Jim has also served as a guest lecturer at the University of California, Los Angeles School of Architecture and Urban Planning.

Contact Jim

email: jrabe@keysermarston.com | phone 213.622.8095