James G. Koman


CEO & Founder

Mr. Koman is Chief Executive Officer and Founder of ElmTree and provides strategic guidance and leadership for all aspects of the firm’s operations. As Chief Executive Officer and Founder, Mr. Koman assumes primary responsibility for firm management and project coordination, with a commitment to developing and managing quality assets as well as providing clients with unparalleled service. Mr. Koman founded ElmTree in 2011 and brings over 37 years of commercial real estate and development experience to ElmTree. Mr. Koman is a member of the investment committee and is active in all areas of ElmTree’s activities, including investment strategy, acquisitions, dispositions, and portfolio management. Through affiliated investments, Mr. Koman has transacted over $12 billion of net lease and other real estate assets.

A long-time champion of community building and youth development, Mr. Koman has sat on numerous boards and participated in his surrounding community groups. Mr. Koman’s commitment to supporting youth development has translated into the foundation of the Bill Koman Game Plan for Success program at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2020. The creation of this cutting-edge program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill aims to support disadvantaged student-athletes, and through providing access to critical resources and mentorship, prepare student-athletes for college and lifelong success.

Professionally, Mr. Koman is a member of the Urban Land Institute (ULI), Pension Real Estate Association (PREA), Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR), and the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP). As a respected leader in the net-lease sector, Mr. Koman has been a keynote speaker on numerous industry-wide panels across the nation. Over his career, Mr. Koman has been featured as one of the Net Lease Real Estate Icons in the Real Estate Forum.

Mr. Koman holds an AB degree in Economics from the College of Arts & Sciences at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.