Jim Mather

EVP & Chief Investment Officer

Jim Mather joined BRIDGE as EVP and Chief Investment Officer in June 2019. He is responsible for developing and pursuing the company’s overall capital strategy and enterprise-level capital raising initiatives, including the first of its kind $100 million general obligation bond issued in 2020. His Capital Markets team is also responsible for securing project-level debt and equity for BRIDGE developments.

Mr. Mather came to BRIDGE from Housing Trust Silicon Valley, where he served as Chief Lending Officer since 2013. During his tenure, he oversaw the growth of lending from $2.6 million annually to $64.7 million in 2019. Under Mr. Mather’s leadership, Housing Trust financed more than 5,000 affordable homes and expanded its footprint from one county to the 13-county greater Bay Area.

Earlier, Mr. Mather held senior roles in community development banking at Union Bank, Bank of America, and US Bank where he provided more than $2 billion in debt and equity for affordable housing developments in California, Oregon, Washington, and the Washington DC Metro. He also worked for the County of Alameda Housing and Community Development Department and has been an advisor to the California Department of Transportation, the Bay Area Council and BART. Mr. Mather served on the boards of Merritt Community Capital, Community HousingWorks and the San Jose Environmental Innovation Center.

He holds an M.A. in Architecture and Urban Planning from UCLA and a B.A. from Yale University.