James R. Wymer
President and Chief Executive Officer
Jim Wymer developed his first build-to-suit relationship with Sherwin-Williams in 1986, which led to the formation of
WXZ Development in 1990. Under his leadership, WXZ quickly earned the status as a preferred developer for national credit
tenant expansion programs with industry leaders such as Rite Aide and Advance Auto Parts, expanded its retail tenant base,
and strategically diversified into developing commercial and residential real estate projects throughout the Eastern United States.
In recent years, Jim has strengthened WXZ’s internal capabilities by adding staff to provide a full range of site
selection, land development, architectural and engineering services, general construction, financial forecasting and
management capabilities. Today, WXZ provides a comprehensive array of industry expertise and services through its WXZ
Development, WXZ Construction, and WXZ Residential companies and has been involved in more than 1,000 residential units,
including single-family and multi-family units.
Jim has developed more than 250 single tenant retail buildings and strip centers in Ohio, Michigan, Florida,
Pennsylvania and Kentucky. He has also has been a principal in the development of over 1,000 units and over $100 million
of multi-family housing in Northeast Ohio both on a market and Section 42 tax credit basis. In recent years, he has expanded
his interest and expertise into high density urban housing, as evidenced by WXZ’s Circle 118 townhome community in Cleveland’s
University Circle district. His professional approach and strong personal relationship skills continue to serve him well.
He prides himself on his selection of partners, business associates, and the skill set of his staff. Jim currently sits on
the board of Ohio Commerce Bank.