James Hackett

Director of Development

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Employed Since 2015





Jim grew up in Cincinnati attending LaSalle High School and U of Cincinnati.  He started his career as a  Journeyman Carpenter and then home builder, moving on to Chicago with a prominent development firm building K-Marts during their productive years.  Working with some of the most iconic development companies throughout the years such as Sam Zell’s Equity Properties, The Goodman Company and most recently The Howard Hughes Corporation has honed skills in retail, mixed use and high density residential development.  Some of the more well known projects that he has built are “Journey into Imagination” at Disney’s Epcot Center, Orlando, Fl., and more recently Downtown Summerlin, a 1.6m sf mixed use retail / office center in Las Vegas.   



 Jim is a Certified Master Diver with a love for the water in Palm Beach and a passion for photography.