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James Freko

Director, Investments

Mr. Freko is responsible for the origination of commerical real estate investment opportunities for National Real Estate Advisors.

Mr. Freko brings an extensive background in development and structured finance as a result of his experience on both the development and capital side of the real estate business. Previously, Mr. Freko was responsible for financing and capitalizing development and value-add projects on behalf of Draper and Kramer, a Chicago-based development company. Prior to Draper and Kramer, Mr. Freko worked for GE Capital’s Commercial Real Estate team as a regional manager responsible for sourcing and structuring joint venture investment opportunities across all property types.

Mr. Freko holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from the University of Illinois and a Masters of Business Administration degree from the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University.