DPG recently lost a valuable partner, irreplaceable colleague, mentor and dear friend. James (“Jim”) L. Vance III passed away on May 4, 2012. In 2011 DPG had the good fortune of recruiting Jim into our Global Real Estate Group to fill the role of Managing Partner. Jim contributed to the explosive growth of DPG over the past year through his highly effective senior-level leadership skills, laser-focused integrity and supportive mentorship. Jim was an intelligent, success-driven individual who truly understood the art of the deal and the critical dynamics of the DPG financing structures.
Jim was a dynamic and versatile leader. He was masterful in leveraging critical opportunities. He possessed a special creativity that allowed him to deliver the DPG corporate vision, obtain buy-in and produce solutions that helped drive our unprecedented growth.
Jim was a dedicated family man and true friend to all his colleagues. He was a man of great integrity, resolve, vision and true human spirit. Anyone who knew Jim felt his positive presence and the passion he carried into every day.
Jim was a seasoned modern day warrior on the battlefield of finance and commerce and he will be sorely missed by all those who knew him on a professional and personal level.