James A. Aston

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Chief Financial Officer and Executive Managing Director
C-III Capital Partners LLC

Jim Aston is Chief Financial Officer and an Executive Managing Director of C-III Capital Partners. He also fulfills these roles and is a principal of Island Capital Group. Jim Aston previously served as the Chief Financial Officer of Insignia Financial Group. During his time at Insignia, Aston presided over more than $7 billion of financings and he brings more than 20 years of experience in real estate, accounting and finance to C-III Capital Partners. Mr. Aston also serves as the Treasurer of Anubis Advisors, which provides strategic planning, executive management, restructuring, M&A and other financial services to Island Capital Group’s portfolio companies, including C-III Capital Partners.

Prior to Insignia, Mr. Aston served as CFO of a public real estate company whose primary operations were acquired by Insignia and was a certified public accountant at predecessor firms of Ernst & Young for ten years, where his practice concentrated on real estate services and real estate investments.

Mr. Aston received a Bachelor of Science degree with highest honors from Clemson University, where he majored in Accounting.