HOPE Hires Director of Development & Asset Management, Daryl James

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HOPE is excited to announce the hiring of our new Director of Development & Asset Management, Daryl James. He is responsible for new project development and property management as well as oversight of all existing real estate assets. Daryl brings extensive experience in real estate, nonprofit management, and executive leadership. With his diverse background and unique skill sets he will propel our mission forward by executing new affordable housing development strategies and continuing our tradition of maintaining a portfolio of safe, stable, and healthy homes for those we serve.

Before joining HOPE, he served as the Executive Director at Rebuilding Together Long Beach where he coordinated more than 180 community revitalization projects in the city. He received his J.D. at USC and his B.S. in Finance from Howard University. In addition, Daryl completed the James Weldon Johnson Civil Rights Law Fellowship at the University of Miami in the summer of 2004. In 2015, he completed the Beyond the Basics Leadership Certificate Program, a pilot leadership training and educational program at California State University Long Beach.  He is also a graduate of the Leadership Long Beach Institute class of 2015 and the Leadership Long Beach Executive Leadership Series class of 2016. Most recently, Mr. James was recognized as one of the “40 Under 40” by the Long Beach Post.