JAMES BOHAN – FOUNDER
James Bohan is a multi-faceted CPA, entrepreneur, and real estate professional. As the founder of Stonehan, he provides accounting, tax, and fractional CFO solutions to real estate businesses, funds & syndicators . With more than 15 years’ of experience, he brings a wealth of knowledge in analyzing real estate transactions, tax structuring, creative financing techniques, and working capital management. Within the real estate investment management industry, Mr. Bohan is well regarded for his deep understanding of the complexities involved with a multitude of investment assets and complicated organizational structures.
Prior to Stonehan, James served as the inaugural employee and Chief Financial Officer of a Los Angeles-based real estate investment management firm, Mosaic Real Estate Investors. There, he played a key role in the firm’s growth and aligned the team through collaboration of management and stakeholders regarding strategic and financial planning, underwriting of debt and preferred equity investments, investor relations and reporting, risk management, compliance, cash flow, treasury, operating plans, tax matters, accounting, staffing, and policy development. Through his tenure with the company he oversaw all financial matters for the firm’s first ~$1B in loan commitments and the investor base grow to over 1,4000 HNW investors and institutions.
Before joining Mosaic, James began his accounting career with the prestigious firm, Rothstein Kass, which was considered the premier boutique accounting firm for alternative investment vehicles: hedge fund, private equity, and venture capital firms. He worked there from 2010 until 2015 and during this time Rothstein was acquired by KPMG. James became an expert in real estate tax matters while offering tax and wealth management counsel to partnerships, trusts, REITs, corporations, and high-net-worth clients. He serviced private equity real estate firms with collective assets under management over $10B and consulted on over $2B of real estate transactions.
During this time from 2010 – 2015, James earned his California CPA license and was admitted to the Dollinger Master of Real Estate Development program at USC’s Sol Price School of Public Policy. He earned his Master’s in Real Estate Development (MRED) in 2015, graduating in the top 5% of his class and achieving an honorable mention for outstanding performance on the final comprehensive examination, all while continuing to work part-time for KPMG. He focused his undergraduate studies in Real Estate Finance and International Business, earning bachelor’s degrees in both Accounting and Business Administration from USC. His undergraduate academic achievements at USC included being accepted into the Marshall School of Business Honors Program and earning a spot on the Dean’s List. His collegiate social life centered around the Delta Chi Fraternity where he was elected to become a member of the executive committee. His summers were spent learning the nuances of real estate while serving internships in a variety of settings: residential mortgage lending, home building, and both corporate and onsite property management.
Mr. Bohan stays active professionally with involvement in the Urban Land Institute, CalALTs, Information Management Network, and various other trade organizations. An avid traveler, he has visited over 40 countries, spent a semester studying abroad at Thammasat University in Thailand, and possesses dual citizenship in the United States of America and the Republic of Ireland.