James Solomon
Ravinia Capital Group

Mr. Solomon, Managing Partner of Ravinia Capital Group LLC ( is a Chicago-based real estate professional with over 30 years of public market and private market real estate experience.  Mr. Solomon has been responsible for the investment, financing or sale of more than $5 billion of office, industrial, retail and multi-family real estate. These transactions include single-asset and portfolio investments, equity joint ventures, distressed debt acquisitions and other real estate assets.  Other companies in which he had retained leadership positions with include Avison Young (Head of US Capital Markets), Trizec Properties and Soros Fund Real Estate.

Mr. Solomon founded Ravinia within a single family office in late 2013 to acquire value-add and core-plus office, industrial, multifamily and retail real estate focused in four US submarkets; Chicago, Southeastern US, Texas, and Phoenix/Scottsdale.   Ravinia has completed transactions ranging between $8-$200 million in size and totaling $450 million in value.  Ravinia invests both with operating partners and directly in US real estate assets.

Mr. Solomon is a graduate of Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service and holds an MBA from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School.   He is a member of various community and professional organizations, including ICSC, Urban Land Institute (ULI), and various other real estate organizations.