James H. Edmondson, Principal of E&G Group, has over thirty years experience in real estate development and finance.
Mr. Edmondson started his business career in 1972 in Washington, D.C. as a consultant at Touche Ross & Co., after serving as an officer in the U.S. Army. In 1975, Edmondson left Touche Ross to join a Columbus, Ohio-based firm, Realcon III. He and his partners developed condominiums, managed real estate, and worked out loans for banks. During this time, Edmondson served as a consultant on a number of long-term development projects.
In 1981 Edmondson persuaded a former colleague and then Touche Ross principal, Tom Gallagher, to join him in forming Edmondson & Gallagher with the purpose of acquiring and redeveloping post-war apartments in the D. C. area using the new financing tools and tax laws. The firm grew a portfolio of approximately 3,000 deed-restricted units and created a property management company that continues. E&G became expert in compliance issues and the rehabilitation of apartment buildings. The firm and its principals continue to develop, own and manage affordable apartments.
Edmondson is active in local affairs in Northern Virginia. He was a founding member of AHOME, an affordable housing advocacy group; he was vice chair of the Health Systems Agency of Northern Virginia for many years; he has served as an elder of Lewinsville Presbyterian Church; and he has held other positions of responsibility in community organizations. In 2009 Governor Kaine re-appointed him as a consumer representative to the Virginia Board of Health.
Edmondson has an A.B. in Economics from Princeton, where he is active in alumni affairs, and an M.B.A. from the University of Virginia’s Darden School. His wife is Jane Edmondson, and he is the father of four and grandfather of nine.