Most would be satisfied with a wildly successful career on Wall Street and then in investment sales, but EnTrust Realty Advisors managing principal, Jim Clark, had a higher calling.

In 2002, Jim was doing some soul searching post 9/11 and his wife’s car accident. (He had worked at Lehman on the 110th floor of the WTC; his wife was fine.) What followed was a Master of Divinity from Garrett Theological Seminary at Northwestern, learning Hebrew to study original texts, and today’s busy schedule closing deals during the week and preaching at St. John AME in Aurora on weekends (snapped officiating a wedding). The beginning: Jim grew up in NYC, undergrad at NYU, and MBA at Columbia. He started in investment banking at Lehman in the mid ’80s with the vice chairman, who ran the global asset management and real estate business lines(syndication was huge—Lehman had just acquired Balcor). Click here to read full article

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