President and CEO
Prior to joining JMA as executive vice president and general counsel, Mr. Chapman was an attorney with the law firms of Orrick, Herrington and Sutcliffe, LLP (San Francisco) and Allen Matkins Leck Gamble and Mallory (Los Angeles and San Francisco) where he served as JMA’s primary outside counsel for six years and represented significant institutional and development clients throughout the United States. Mr. Chapman specializes in real estate acquisition, development, leasing and financing and has handled in excess of $1 billion of real estate sales, acquisitions and financings for both JMA and other clients during his career. Mr. Chapman also specializes in the structuring of joint ventures and other complex business transactions.
Mr. Chapman received his B.S. from Boston College and his Juris Doctorate from Santa Clara University. He sits on the Board of Squaw Valley Holding Company and is a member of and contributing author to the California State Bar Real Property Section and the Urban Land Institute.