James J. Brinson

Federal Realty Investment Trust

Director, Development

Job Functions: Development, Research & Strategy


Jay oversees the strategy and execution of all aspects of development for over two million square feet of real estate, which include some of our most notable assets in the D.C. Metropolitan region, such as Pike & Rose, a nationally recognized mixed-use project in North Bethesda, MD.

Prior to joining the company in 2016, Jay was regional vice president for Brailsford & Dunlavey, where he managed the planning, design, and construction activities for over 40 projects comprising nearly one million square feet of vertical construction valued at over $275 million and the development of long-range capital improvement programs valued at over $8.5 billion. Previously, he held development positions with IBG Partners and Urban Development Associates.

Jay holds an MA in Urban and Regional Planning from Virginia Commonwealth University with a concentration in Economic Development and Community Revitalization, and a BA in Biology from the University of Richmond.

Areas of Interest

Risk Profile
Deal Type
Acquisition, Development, Ground Lease, Loan Purchase, Opportunity Zone, Partner Buyout, Pre-Development, Recapitalization, Refinance, Rehabilitation
Property Type