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About Noteware

The Company

Real estate veteran James Noteware founded the NOTEWARE group of companies in 2002 to develop mixed-use communities in urban infill locations throughout the United States, focusing on the “Four R’s:-”residential, retail, resort and recreation, supported by additional commercial and specialized uses. 

Mr. Noteware has expanded the scope and diversity of the NOTEWARE companies’ activities to include: development of Real Estate for his own business account and also, in partnership with other developers and investors; advising other owners to oversee development of their projects. Noteware has improved performance of organizations and portfolios; Similarly, management of large public agencies, turning-around their operations, to achieve key public policy objectives and stimulate results through formation of public-private partnerships. 

Mr. Noteware’s philosophy is captured in NOTEWARE’s operating slogan: "Make money.  Have fun. Do good. In addition".

Jim Noteware

For nearly 40 years, Mr. Noteware has specialized in the development of Real Estate and the value-added turn-around of properties, portfolios and the organizations that manage them, both private and public.  Mr. Noteware’s projects have won numerous awards for innovation, performance and impact.  Currently, through his various development and advisory companies, he is engaged in development of major commercial projects and creation of residential based mixed-use communities in (re-)emerging urban infill locations in Texas.  As Chief Executive Officer of Pacific Ventures, Mr. Noteware also is active in international trade/investment and property development.
He has held leadership positions in numerous real estate and civic organizations, is quoted and has published widely. Additionally, he is a frequent speaker on market conditions and urban affairs.

City of Houston’s Director of Housing and Community Development

Mr. Noteware served two years as the City of Houston’s Director of Housing and Community Development. The Department had, had a deeply troubled history for many years, and at the request of then newly-elected Mayor Annise Parker, Mr. Noteware assumed leadership, thus, quickly effected a major organizational turn-around, returning the Department to compliance with Federal and State funding agencies.

National Capital Revitalization Corporation (NCRC)

In 2003 and 2004, at the nomination of Mayor Anthony Williams of Washington, DC and confirmation by the White House, Mr. Noteware led the real estate investment, development and operations of the National Capital Revitalization Corporation (NCRC), a joint venture between the District of Columbia and US Federal Governments, to maximize and realize the value of the real estate held by both entities in the nation’s capital.

Maxxam Property Company

Mr. Noteware was Chairman & CEO of a Houston-based Fortune 500 Company. Maxxam Property Company, the real estate development and investment operating subsidiaries of Maxxam, Inc.

Price Waterhouse

Mr. Noteware served as National Director of Real Estate for Price Waterhouse, leading the firm’s real estate practice domestically and internationally from its New York headquarters. In 1992, he received the firm’s Outstanding Real Estate Professional Award for client service and practice development.