P. James Kahler
Senior Vice President
Mr. Kahler is Senior Vice President of First Washington Realty, Inc. His primary responsibility is asset management, including propertymanagement, leasing and market research. Prior to joining First Washington, Mr. Kahler was Vice President and Treasurer of Capital Automotive REIT where he was a member of the company’s Investment Committee and participated in the completion of $5.5 billion in long and short-term debt and equity transactions. Significant transaction experience includes participating in Capital Automotive’s 1998 initial public offering and its 2005 privatization. Prior to his role as Treasurer of Capital Automotive, Mr. Kahler was its Vice President and Portfolio Manager, having responsibility for the company’s credit, underwriting and portfolio management and reporting systems. Mr. Kahler began his professional career as a practicing CPA with Arthur Andersen LLP where his clients included several national and regional retailers. Mr. Kahler is a graduate of the University of Maryland with a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Marketing and Statistics and is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers and the Urban Land Institute.