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2022-03-24 JAMES SOLOMON-44 © State Stre
In Memoriam - James Solomon
Founder and Principal

The life of Jim Solomon, the founding partner of Ravinia Capital Group, was tragically cut short as a result of an automobile accident in November of 2022. Jim passed with his loving wife Karen, and his children Alec, Isabel, and Nicholas at his side.


Although Jim lived, raised his family, and created Ravinia Capital Group in Chicago, he loved New York City, the place he developed his real estate skills and where he met his wife Karen. Jim loved his children. Jim was so happy when Alec decided to join us at Ravinia Capital Group. Jim was so proud when Isabel decided to attend Georgetown, his alma mater. Jim was so excited when Nicholas decided to follow in Jim's footsteps and play collegiate lacrosse at Babson College.


Jim brought his unique brand of energy and excitement to our business and his life. Jim left a memorable impression on everyone he came in contact with. Jim was our friend and colleague and we at Ravinia Capital Group will miss him greatly.

Mr. Solomon is the founder of Ravinia and is responsible for directing all aspects of the firm. With 30 years of public and private market real estate experience, Mr. Solomon has been responsible for the investment, financing, or sale of more than $5 billion of office, industrial, retail and multi-family real estate. 


Prior to 2013, Mr. Solomon had founded one real estate investment firm and held top investment positions at Trizec Properties, Inc., Heico Realty Capital (family office), and Soros Fund Real Estate.  


During 2010-2012, Mr. Solomon co-founded the U.S. Capital Markets Group of Avison Young, at which time the firm tripled in size within the US and Canada.  


Mr. Solomon is an MBA graduate of the University of Pennsylvania’s The Wharton School and a Foreign Service School graduate of Georgetown University.

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