James Luchars: Advisory Partner, Real Estate

James Luchars has served as an Advisory Partner at Chess Ag since 2020. James is the Chief Investment Officer at Stonebridge Companies where he oversees all new acquisition and development growth initiatives of the company. Prior to joining Stonebridge, James was a Principal with AEW Capital Management in the firm’s opportunity fund group. In this capacity, he led AEW’s hospitality group with responsibility for investment origination and asset management for all hotel investments in North America. He was also responsible for office, retail, residential and industrial acquisitions in Chicago, Boston and Florida. Over the course of his tenure at AEW, James was involved in over $3.0 billion in hotel and commercial real estate transactions in the United States and Europe. Prior to joining AEW Capital Management in 1996, he served as a senior consultant with the Ernst & Young Kenneth Leventhal Real Estate Group in New York City.

Mr. Luchars is a graduate of Connecticut College (BS) and Cornell University (MPS in Hotel Management and Business).