Jaime Northam, Director of Business Development, focuses on providing site selection services and real estate guidance across several key industries. Northam teams with national site selectors, real estate professionals and out-of-state companies in the comprehensive evaluation and decision-making of business relocation and/or expansion into the Greater Phoenix area. She primarily works with companies in the high-tech manufacturing, general manufacturing, logistics/distribution, healthcare and biotech industries.
Northam comes from a well-rounded commercial real estate background that includes 13 years of experience in market research, industrial brokerage, office and industrial development, office leasing and healthcare real estate asset management. Prior to joining GPEC, Northam served as Regional Asset Manager for Healthcare Trust of America’s (HTA) Midwest US portfolio of medical office buildings, valued at $165 million and distributed between five states. In this role, she oversaw the leasing, operations, capital investment and overall financial performance of her portfolio. Before HTA, Northam worked at The Alter Group as its Vice President of Real Estate for the Southwest Region and, prior to that, was in industrial brokerage at Grubb &Ellis|BRE Commercial. In the earlier years of her career, she managed the industrial and office sectors of Grubb &Ellis|BRE Commercial’s research department.
Northam is a Phoenix native and attended the University of Arizona, where she acquired a Bachelor’s degree in Communications. She sits on the St. Joseph’s Hospital Foundation Board of Directors; is a member of Arizona Association of Economic Development; and has been a member of NAIOP since 2003. She helped launch NAIOP’s award-winning local Developing Leader program and currently sits on the AZ Chapter’s Board of Directors. On a national level, she sits on the Chapter Relations and Membership Committee and has been a member of one of the elite national forums for 5 years (Trends in Real Estate Development III). She was awarded the “National Developing Leader of the Year” award by NAIOP in 2010 and was selected in 2009 by Real Estate Forum magazine as one of 50 women across the nation to receive their “Women of Influence” designation. Northam has also been featured in the Phoenix Business Journal, AZRE Magazine and NAIOP’s Development Magazine.