Mr. Jim Zimmerman has extensive experience consulting real estate developers, builders, and investors in the areas of land development finance and planning. His areas of expertise include facilities planning and financing, public financing districts, project feasibility, school facilities mitigation, & public agency negotiations. He is experienced with all types of land use and with projects ranging from small infill developments with as few as 10 units to very large master planned communities with as many as 25,000 units.
Mr. Zimmerman has an astute understanding of all the intricacies that make up a successful Community Facilities District or Assessment District. He has developed sophisticated bond financing models that match those of Wall Street bond underwriters and has a keen ability for optimizing tax formulas to yield clients maximum funding for project infrastructure. He has been instrumental in implementing the first CFDs in multiple jurisdictions and has assisted the development community in the formation of hundreds of land secured financing districts.
Mr. Zimmerman graduated Magna Cum Laude from Brigham Young University receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics.
Mr. John Zimmerman has been involved in the evaluation of hundreds of land development projects. He specializes in the preparation of comprehensive financing plans to evaluate the most efficient combination of financing methods for project infrastructure. These strategies have included detailed descriptions and analysis of land secured financing debt, multi-developer infrastructure cost sharing plans, fee credit and reimbursement structuring, and public agency participation.
Mr. Zimmerman has assisted clients in the sale of over $250 million in public financing debt. He has been successful in maximizing and accelerating CFD bond issues by developing strategies that minimize public agency risk and maximize client cash flow. He has also been instrumental in assisting clients maximize development impact fee credits and reimbursements for the over-sizing of public infrastructure.
Mr. Zimmerman holds a Bachelors of Science in Business Information Systems from Brigham Young University and is licensed by the California Department of Real Estate.