James L. Barisic


“At Brandywine, we have stayed true to our vision from Day One. We enjoy the relationships we establish with cities in making the most of limited land opportunities by transforming underutilized and run down areas into beautiful new neighborhoods.”

Jim Barisic knows what it is like to plot the intricate details of a large development – and to wrap his hands around the handle of a shovel and dig a trench for one of his projects.

Our chairman has seen the booms and busts of the building and development industry over a nearly 40-year career. He founded Brandywine in 1994 specifically to focus on in-town residential development.

Jim spends most of his time working with municipal agencies, or securing and maintaining our long-term relationships with lenders. And, most importantly in a company like ours, he makes sure that Brandywine grows in a way that reflects our core principles and values.

He began his career working with the City of Cerritos, specializing in planning and city management. He has developed both infill and planned residential neighborhoods ranging from entry-level housing to half-acre custom homes.