James Blackford is an Investment Underwriter for The Mogharebi Group. He has over 8 years of multifamily experience underwriting ground-up development and value-add acquisitions. James also performed market research, due diligence support, calculated waterfall payments for institutional equity partners, and prepared finance packages. James started his Real Estate career at The Picerne Group where he worked on their ground-up development pipeline of over 1,000 units throughout Southern California and evaluated new markets and potential acquisitions. Afterwards, James worked for Alliance Residential and assisted the Regional CFO with a pipeline of approximately 2,400 units and almost $1 billion in total capitalization throughout Southern California. James also worked closely with the founders of Alliance Residential’s Senior Housing Division on implementing underwriting strategies and financing ground-up development of senior housing throughout the county. James graduated from the University of San Diego with a degree in Business Administration and worked as a lifeguard for the City of Laguna Beach while in college.