James Maher Biography

Principal, Harbor Road Holdings


James R. Maher Jr. worked at BlackRock for 13 years and left the firm in February 2014 as a Director in the Real Estate Equity team in New York City. His responsibilities while at BlackRock included sourcing, underwriting, structuring joint venture partnerships, performing due diligence, financing and closing all potential real estate acquisitions and dispositions in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut & Pennsylvania on behalf of all BlackRock separate accounts, open-end funds, and closed-end funds. During his time at BlackRock, Mr. Maher closed 13 new acquisitions that included office, apartment, retail and industrial deals totaling over $1.2 billion in gross asset value. Prior to joining the Real Estate Equity team, Mr. Maher worked in the Account Management Group at BlackRock, where he managed institutional client relationships representing over $14 billion in fixed income and equity mandates for corporate and state pension plans, foundations, and endowments. Mr. Maher earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Brown University and an MS in Real Estate Finance from NYU. He currently serves on the boards of South Bronx Classical Charter Schools and Family Dynamics, which provides community-based services including family counseling, after-school programs, and workforce preparedness courses in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brownsville, and East New York, Brooklyn. He also serves on the Advisory Council for Prep for Prep.