Equity trading guru and Atlanta, Georgia native James S. Shaw unquestionably has an impressive resume, but he is also a very well known philanthropist in the Atlanta community. James Shaw’s philanthropy is often media recognized due to his affiliations with several well known organizations and causes in the community. James Shaw has given generous donations to causes such as the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, the Emory University School of Medicine’s teaching site, and the Morehouse School of Medicine’s facility for pediatric physicians. With James Shaw’s commendable educational background, he now advocates the enhancement of others through proper education and the ability to have access to the resources necessary to build strong futures. In addition to the contributions to those mentioned above James S. Shaw also makes significant donations to Atlanta Public Schools and the Lovett School. Also, to inspire futures in the arts James Shaw has given several substantial donations to the Atlanta Ballet. The most heart warming organization on James Shaw’s list of charities reflects his adoration for animals. James Shaw has made several contributions to the North Georgia Humane Society in recent years for assistance with various aspects of animal rescue and adoption.
James Shaw has many aspects of life that he enjoys when he is not working or giving to charity. James Shaw, or more commonly addressed as “Jim” first and foremost enjoys traveling with his family. James Shaw also indulges in various outdoor sport activities. Jim Shaw is known to be quite the hunter and fisherman. In addition to his fondness of nature inspired sports, Jim Shaw is also an avid golfer and tennis player. When James Shaw is not on the golf course with colleagues or playing a game of doubles tennis with his wife, Laurette Shaw, he follows professional golf and professional tennis matches on television. Aside from outdoor sports and activities Jim Shaw is also a fan of culinary arts. When on travel vacations abroad James Shaw frequently samples gourmet dishes while visiting exotic locations.
James S. Shaw has an extensive background in equity trading, commercial real estate, and his current role as an investor and venture capitalist. Additionally, James S. Shaw’s resume is backed by his impressive schooling. Having earned his undergraduate degree at the University of Oklahoma in Norman, OK James Shaw transitioned into his early career as a Certified Public Accountant. James Shaw made a very positive impression as a CPA with well known company Author Andersen and Company, LLP. James Shaw then went on to pursue his graduate studies at Northwestern University’s Kellogg Graduate School in Evanston, IL. There, Jim Shaw earned a Master of Management Degree and was taken on by companies such as Duff and Phelps, which is a prominent Commercial Morgtage-Backed Security Structured Finance Group. James Shaw’s amazing work ethic at Duff and Phelps led to his affiliation with Chicago’s international banking industry, when he became a construction lender. Jim Shaw’s primary investments are in the commercial real estate industry, which leads to his current position as founder and chairman of the Primestone Properties. The Primestone Properties specialize in the acquisition and development of commercial real estate. All of the parties involved in the Primestone Properties group alongside James Shaw reflect the same work ethic. The Primestone Properties group of investors and businessmen take pride in using the intricate details of their projects to create the best overall solution that will make the most positive impact on the community.
The Primestone Properties have a variety of development projects in commercial real estate currently. James Shaw and Primestone Properties have most recently invested in newly structured properties such as the one at the Yards at Noda, a property located in Charlotte, North Carolina. This 342-unit multi family commercial real estate property is the first newly developed, class-A apartment community in this particular area of the Yards at Noda arts district in Charlotte, North Carolina. Future residents at Yards at Noda can look forward to coveted community features and amenities, including a great location for commuters. Other projects that the Primestone Properties are responsible for enhancing include the Milton Park – Legacy Project which is located in the north Fulton County area of Atlanta. The Barrett Walk – Legacy Project which is located in Kennesaw, Georgia minutes outside of Atlanta is another one of the Primestone Properties successful investments. Also, the One River Place – Legacy Project which is located the Sandy Springs area of Atlanta, is intended to be an outdoor retreat with all the convenience of being located in the heart of the city. Last but not least, the Vinings Mountain – Legacy Project which is located in the upscale Vinings area of Atlanta. This is a 156-unit condominium tower which is one of the premier high rise residences in Atlanta. Vinings Mountain offers a panoramic view of Atlanta’s skyline in addition to its upscale luxurious amenities and accessible location.
The Primestone Properties has also made a reputable name for the company by the acquisition projects that they have invested in. The Delta Spier project for example, is a 1200 acre tract of land located in South Carolina. The property has now been developed with water and sewer lines and is currently under a 30-year mixed use development agreement. The Cherokee County Airport Park is another acquisition project of Primestone Properties, located in Georgia on more than 100 acres of land. This particular project is now in Phase II of the development for the site plans to provide access and frontage to I-575 from the adjacent Cherokee County Airport. The most familiar of Primestone Properties acquisition projects with Atlanta residents is the Reserve at Brookhaven. The Reserve at Brookhaven is a 192-unit garden style apartment home community in one of the most desirable areas of Atlanta. The Brookhaven community is known for the quaint but luxurious feeling that the area embodies. James S. Shaw also continues to maintain partnerships with Fairfield Funding of Atlanta, and Liquid Claims, a company out of Old Bridge, New Jersey. Overall, Jim Shaw Atlanta presence will remain evident in his philanthropy, commercial real estate, equity trading and investing.