Board of Advisors

Kan Morimoto, Advisor – AIA 

Kan Morimoto’s was born in Yokohama, Japan and attended the Architectural School of Waseda University in Tokyo, Japan. With his extensive background in real estate, architectural design and international investment, Mr. Morimoto brings a vast knowledge and experience to JCA’s.  

Mr. Morimoto past positions after over 35 years in the Kajima Corporation organization includes: President/Chairman of Kajima Associates, Inc., President/Chairman, Commercial Development; International/West Inc.(Subsidiary of Kajima USA); Principal, Kajima Associates Inc. LA Office; Architectural Designer and Project Manager, Kajima Associates Inc. LA; and Architectural Designer, Design Dept of Kajima Corp. Japan. Mr. Morimoto’ development and design expertise has been prominently, displayed in many new developments in the U.S. and internationally.

 Mr. Morimoto’s Architectural Design Projects include: Mitsubishi Motor of America Design & Technical Center - Cypress, CA;  Mazda Motor  North America Design & Technical Center Center-Irvine, CA; Isuzu Motor of America Design & Technical center,  Cerritos, CA; Japan America Theatre – Los Angeles, CA; Johdoshu Temple – Los Angeles, CA; Japanese Restaurant Theatre – Accapuluco, Mexico; Edmund D. Edelman Children’s Court – Monterey Park, CA; Office./Commercial: Mitsubishi Motor of America H.Q – Cypress, CA;  Matsuda Motor of America HQ – Irvine, CA; WTC Office Building – Long Beach, CA; S.K Building – Monterey Park, CA; Weller Court Shopping Center – Los Angeles, CA; Toshiba America HQ – Irvine, CA;
Industrial:
Sony Color TV Manufacturing Facility – San Diego, CA; Sanyo Electric Assembly Plant – San Diego, CA; Pioneer Electronics Assembly Plant – Pomona, CA; NEC America Communication System Assembly Plant - Portland, Oregon; Hospitality: New Otani Hotel and Garden – Los Angeles/Long Beach Hilton Hotel – Long Beach, CA; Ritz Carlton Hotel – San Francisco, CA; Maruko Hotel LAX – Los Angeles, CA; San Carlos Hotel – Manhattan, NY; Other Development Projects: Little Tokyo Redevelopment Project – Los Angeles, CA; Greater Los Angeles World Trade Center – Long Beach, CA; Monterey SK Building – Monterey Park, CA; Edmund D. Edelman Children’s Court  -  Monterey Park, CA; Anglebrook Golf Club – Somers, NY.
Architectural Registration:   State of California, State of Hawaii

William H. Collier, Jr., Sr. Partner- Keesal, Young & Logan Law Firm

Mr. Collier joined the
Long Beach, California based law firm of Keesal, Young & Logan in 1980 where he became a shareholder in 1984. He heads the firm’s Admiralty and Maritime Group, which consists of more than 25 marine law specialists in five cities (Long Beach, San Francisco, Seattle, Anchorage and Hong Kong.

Mr. Collier practices in the area of civil litigation and represents primarily oil and refining companies, ship owners, underwriters and multinational companies involved in international trade and transportation in connection with commercial disputes, casualties, personal injury and environmental matters. He has significant trial experience in both the state and federal courts of California. He is “AV” rated by Martindale Hubbell and is listed in Woodward White’s Publication “The Best Lawyers in
America.” He is Chairman of the Board of Trustees for Torrance Memorial Medical Center. He is a Director to the U. S. Coast Guard Foundation. He is a Board Member to the Long Beach.

Derek Kam,
Advisor – Financing and Capital Funding 

As a former vice president to one of the region’s most respected commercial mortgage and equity advisors, Buchanan Street Partners, Mr. Kam brings seasoned expertise in securing financing and funding for various types of projects. He has underwritten and placed over $500 million in debt and equity instruments. Mr. Kam advises clients on structuring alternatives involving construction, bridge, mini-perm, and permanent loans and has arranged capital funding for acquisition, development and renovation of a variety of projects (industrial, retail, office, hotel, storage, and residential).  

His experience and background in these areas brings a global perspective to the JCA team and provides a high level of interactive services in the Finance and Capital Funding arena to JCA clients. He is a graduate of the University of Southern California in Los Angeles obtaining his bachelor’s and master degrees in business administration and holds a broker’s licenses in the states of California and Oregon.

James H. McJunkin, Principal - James H. McJunkin, Consulting

Mr. James McJunkin directs and manages maritime accounts encompassing port development, trade operations and import and export development. McJunkin’s career in the industry spans a broad base of experience in strategic planning, operations and development of ports worldwide. As Chief Executive Officer of the Port of Long Beach, California, McJunkin gained the reputation as an innovative leader worldwide. Doubling cargo tonnage, increasing operating revenues and net income, McJunkin spent in excess of $400 million on capital projects, creating what is today, the United State’s second largest port and container complex.

Mr. McJunkin raised the Port’s bond rating to AA, the highest in the port industry and successfully built the west’s largest World Trade Center complex, The Greater Los Angeles World Trade Center Long Beach.

He obtained over $114 million in Federal road improvement funds and created what was then, Southern California’s only Foreign Trade Zone. Together with the Port of Los Angeles, he developed the largest and most successful intermodal container transfer facility (ICTF) in the World and is known as the father of one of the most ambitious project in Los Angeles County, “The Alameda Corridor.” A concept was created as a rail “freeway” in and out of the twin ports, linking them to transportation corridors throughout the North American continent. Creating a 50-year master and strategic plan for the Port called the 2020 plan, Jim’s impact continues today as the projects facilities are continuing to serve the two ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles well into the year 2020.

Leon E. Baird, Senior Consultant  – Sumitomo Realty & Development

From 1967 to 1974, Mr Baird was actively involved in the development of commercial, industrial and residential projects throughout Southern California. His specific focus was on residential development in Orange County and industrial development in Riverside County.

In 1974 thru 2001 Mr. Baird joined Sumitomo Realty & Development CA, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Sumitomo Realty & Development Ltd. Japan, to participate in forming a residential home building company. He expanded Sumitomo Realty’s asset capital base with major office building acquisitions in Washington D.C. and New York and established Sumitomo Realty’s New York office in 1985. Mr. Baird served as Executive Vice President directing company management and asset management functions.

Mr. Baird is presently serving as a Senior Consultant to Sumitomo Realty & Development, expanding consulting services to real estate development and asset management companies. Mr. Baird brings to the team, 45 years experience in real estate development, asset management, brokerage, acquisitions and dispositions, renovation and construction; project development and leadership skills; Strong management and administrative skills; strong analytical decision making, Mr. Baird is a graduate of California State University Long Beach and holds a degree from Loyola University in Industrial Relations.

  

 

 

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