Jim Baker

Jim Baker has joined the Ashlar Development Team. Jim’s primary responsibility is managing acquisitions and development in the Austin, Texas MSA. In this role, Jim will assist Ashlar in sourcing acquisitions, due diligence, project initiation, entitlement, project development and strategic planning.
Prior to joining Ashlar, Jim founded Blackcanyon Advisors, a professional real estate consulting entity that worked closely with Crescent Communities establishing their Texas portfolio. Jim has extensive experience in all aspects of community development previously serving as President of Marlin Atlantis Development, Senior Vice President of Texas Operations for Newland Communities and General Manager for Terrabrook.
Jim graduated from Texas A&M University with a degree in Environmental Design. Prior to entering the real estate development practice, Jim provided City Planning, University Planning and Airport Development both on a domestic and international basis working in Asia, Europe and the Middle East.