James Hickey, SVP of Capital Markets for CAI Investments oversees new and current Broker Dealer relations, conference commitments and overall advisor sales support. Jim’s primary focus is to continue to build out and strengthen the ever growing distribution platform for CAI Investments within the Independent Broker Dealer industry. He has been in the financial services industry for over 30 years primarily in real estate backed investment programs.
Jim graduated from The University of Minnesota with a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Political Science. In addition, he holds the Series 24, 7, 66 and 63 securities licenses. Prior to joining CAI Investments, he was associated with Smartstop Asset Management since 2004 where his titles included National Sales Director and Director, Broker Dealer Relations. While there, the firm raised over $1 billion in investor equity and acquired over $2.5 billion in aggregate self-storage assets. In addition, the firm was very active in the student housing DST and private REIT marketplace. Prior to this while at UBS Financial Services, Jim was responsible for the West Coast distribution of their managed money accounts to the outside broker dealer network. In addition, he held roles with Franklin Templeton and Putnam Investments.