Jimar Wilson is Adjunct Faculty at Los Angeles Trade Technical College in the Community Planning and Economic Development Program. A native Angelino, he works as Community Investment Officer at Boston Private, where he is responsible for managing the Bank’s Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) programs in Greater Los Angeles, overseeing residential, small business and commercial community development products and services, originating affordable housing and community development loans, and managing CRA investment, volunteerism and charitable giving for the Bank’s Greater Los Angeles market.
Prior to joining Boston Private, Mr. Wilson was regional community development manager at Northern Trust, managing community lending, strategic philanthropy and volunteerism in the bank’s Arizona, California and Colorado markets. Mr. Wilson also worked at West Angeles Community Development Corporation (CDC), a leading South Los Angeles-based nonprofit affordable housing developer, as real estate project manager and then as housing director, overseeing the CDC’s housing development, asset management and financial literacy programs. He began his career in community and economic development as a city planner for the City of Ypsilanti (MI), staffing the city’s Historic District Commission which is oversaw the second largest historic district in the state.
Mr. Wilson currently serves on the Board of Directors of numerous nonprofit organizations, including Holman Community Development Corporation and Ebony Repertory Theatre. He also serves on the Local Advisory Committee of the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) in Los Angeles.
Mr. Wilson holds a Master in City Planning from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he attended as a Public Policy and International Affairs Fellow, and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of California, Berkeley. He is also a graduate of the Ross Minority Program in Real Estate Finance and Development at the University of Southern California and the LISC Housing Development Training Institute.