California CRE News In Your Inbox.

Sign up for Connect emails to stay informed with CRE stories that are 150 words or less.

Sub Markets

Property Sectors


California  | 

Next Generation Honoree: Bascom’s Jim Singleton Believes in Helping Others Build Careers

In addition to a high volume of transactions across the Western U.S. as VP of acquisitions for the Bascom Group, Jim Singleton is also a strong advocate of helping develop the careers of others. For the past four years, Singleton has led Bascom’s Acquisition Analyst Internship Program, which fosters the growth of driven, up-and-coming real estate professionals. Over 20 interns under his leadership have successfully started careers in the commercial real estate industry.

He’s also an active contributor and participant in WHW and Orangewood Foundation’s Boys2Men program. The program provides young men recently emancipated from foster care with a day of empowerment and education that includes interactive employment workshops, mock interviews and a networking lunch.

Those are just some of the reasons we chose Singleton to be one of the California 2018 Next Generation Award winners. Connect Media’s second annual Next Generation Awards recognize young leaders in the commercial real estate industry who are likely to be influential for years to come.

Over the course of his five-year career with Bascom, Singleton has managed the transaction of 17,129 apartment units, valued at $2.4 billion across six states. He has overseen the acquisition of 7,673 units totaling $1.2 billion in value, the sale of 3,100 units at a total of $505 million, and refinancing on 6,356 units valued at $695 million.

Subscribe to Connect Daily California

For comments, questions or concerns, please contact Paul Bubny


Inside The Story

Connect With Bascom Group's Singleton

About Paul Bubny

Paul Bubny serves as Senior Content Director for Connect Commercial Real Estate, a role to which he brings 13-plus years’ experience covering the commercial real estate industry and 30-plus years in business-to-business journalism. In this capacity, he oversees daily operations while also reporting on both local/regional markets and national trends, covering individual transactions across all property types, as well as delving into broader subject matter. He produces 15-20 daily news stories per day and works with the Connect team and clients to develop longer-form content, ranging from Q&As to thought-leadership pieces. Prior to joining Connect, Paul was Managing Editor for both Real Estate Forum and at American Lawyer Media, where he oversaw operations at both publications while also producing daily news and feature-length articles. His tenure in B2B publishing stretches back into the print era, and he has served as Editor in Chief on four national trade publications. Since 1999, Paul has volunteered as the newsletter editor of passenger rail advocacy groups (one national, one local).