Jim Hill recently joined the Ivory Boyer Real Estate Center at the University of Utah’s David Eccles School of Business as acting director. He is also a partner with East West Partners active in real estate development acquisitions and based in Park City, Utah.
Hill has enjoyed a 30-year career in real estate development. He was Managing Partner-Utah for East West Partners from 2003 to 2011, developing and selling 150 ski homes at Deer Valley Resort. He led East West’s team in Denver on the early development of Riverfront Park, a downtown neighborhood of 10 city blocks. Hill was with the Walt Disney Company for nine years, focusing on real estate and resort projects in Europe, Latin America and North America. Based in Paris, France, he opened the first hotel at Euro Disney as project manager of the 1,000-room Hotel Cheyenne. He started his career in 1984 in Washington, D.C., in development and leasing of office and commercial properties. He is a member of the Urban Land Institute.
Hill holds an MBA from the University of Chicago and a BS in Economics from Brigham Young University. He lives in Park City with his wife Cathy. They have three adult children who live in Istanbul, Siberia and Paris. Hill enjoys travel, having visited over 60 countries, and is fluent in French.