Jim started with WMFHA in August, 2012. As the Executive Director of the association, Jim oversees the day-to-day operations of the association, works with administrative staff and volunteer members to implement the vision and goals of the association, and coordinates with the Board of Directors and Board President. Prior to joining WMFHA, Jim worked with Tarragon Property Services (formerly Investco Management Services), overseeing Tarragon's growing multifamily housing portfolio. Before working with Tarragon, Mr. Wiard worked for Guardian Real Estate Services for 20 years, most recently as Senior Vice President for a portfolio of 130 properties and 12,000 units in six states.
He is a past president of Oregon's largest housing association, Multifamily NW (then called Metro Multifamily Housing Association). Jim also has previously served on the board of WMFHA as well as on various committees. Jim earned his Certified Property Manager® (CPM®) designation from the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM®), and holds the Certified Apartment Property Supervisor (CAPS) designation from the National Apartment Association. Jim graduated from the University of Oregon, earning a Bachelors Degree in Business/Marketing.