Jim Peterson is a founding partner of Virgata Property Company and oversees the firm’s development activities. Jim has 30 years of commercial real estate experience, and has been an owner and developer since 1999. His primary expertise is in design, construction and real estate portfolio management. He has been associated with Fresenius Medical Care as a preferred developer since 2003, as well as being involved in a variety of new development and redevelopment projects. Jim began his real estate career in the service industry, first as an appraiser and later in the brokerage industry. As a member of the Appraisal Institute, he specialized in right-of- way acquisition and expert witness testimony. On the brokerage side, he represented national tenants in site acquisition and with private developers on market studies and site assemblages for grocery store and drug store sites.