James Finlay, Finlay Consulting Group
James Finlay is founding partner of Finlay Consulting Group, with a practice focused on appraisal management and review for small commercial, owner-user and high-performance “green” commercial real estate, including property with solar photovoltaic arrays and other on-site power systems. Other areas of concentration are due diligence risk analysis for bonds backed by pools of energy efficiency, solar PV and PACE loans. His commercial real estate experience covers over 25 years including brokerage, project development, fee appraisal and for the last 15 years as a commercial appraisal manager/reviewer with Wells Fargo Bank. This included (from 2006-mid 2014) being the principal appraisal/valuation representative on the bank’s Environmental Affairs team. He is a frequent speaker on appraisal, finance, due diligence and investment risk regarding high-performance, LEED, Energy Star designed commercial/investment property. He holds a B.A in Mechanical Engineering and Economics at the University of Kentucky, is a General Certified Appraiser, and has a CA Real Estate Sales license, Member Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors [RICS].