James R. Hornecker began his real estate career in 2000 at Albertsons in Boise, Idaho doing fuel center development. He transferred to Albertsons’ Jewel-Osco division in Chicago where he worked with Clarion Consulting as a client. After Jewel-Osco was acquired by Supervalu, he was promoted to Minneapolis and furthered his leadership and deal-making responsibilities.
Jim then worked at Coborn’s, a St. Cloud, Minnesota based regional grocer where he led the store development and maintenance departments while focusing on an aggressive expansion program in North Dakota. At Twin Cities-based Oppidan Investment Company, a national property development firm, Jim successfully completed real estate developments from coast-to-coast.
Mr. Hornecker joined Clarion Consulting in 2019 and works closely with retail clients to create and implement strategic and project-specific plans. His analytic approach, clarity, and thoughtful personality enable him to work effectively with retail clients and shopping center Owners on strategy, negotiation, and execution.
Jim holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing from Santa Clara University and a Master of Arts degree in Theology from Franciscan University of Steubenville. Jim earned a Six Sigma Black Belt in 2006. He’s an active member of both MSCA and ICSC and is also a frequent speaker and emcee at various industry events.