Mr. Doran joined the Equitable Life Assurance Society as a management trainee in the Underwriting and Issue Department. He later held various positions in the Agency Operations (Marketing Area), specializing in financial analysis and sales planning. He was then appointed as the administrative officer in the West Central Region in Denver, Colorado. He was responsible for purchasing and real estate in a geographic region from Illinois to Arizona. From 1983 to 1995 he was head of the Corporate Real Estate Department of Equitable Life (now AXA – Equitable) with responsibility for real estate, office design and construction for all United States locations and New York metropolitan area.
In 1996 he joined Trinity Real Estate as the Director of Commercial Building Management. In this position he had responsibility for the management and re-development for 27 buildings and 5 million square feet of commercial office space. Additionally, he managed the historic preservation of Trinity Church and St. Paul’s Chapel after September 11, 2001.
In 2002, Jim joined Vornado Realty Trust as a Vice President of Operations with responsibility for 10 commercial buildings, all New York City retail locations and over 6 million square feet of office space.
Mr. Doran holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Georgetown University, an MBA from Fordham University, a CLU (Chartered Life Underwriter), an MCR (Master of Corporate Real Estate), and the LEED AP designation. He is a former board member of CoreNet Global and has twice been president of that organization’s New York Chapter. Jim is a member of the Real Estate Board of New York, CoreNet Global, the Building Owner’s and Manager’s Association, and the International Facilities Management Association. He has also been a member of the Planned Giving and Financial Services Committees of the New York Foundling Hospital, the Financial Services Industry Committee of the Franciscan Sisters of the Poor Health Care System, and the Cardinal’s Committee of the Laity.