Jim Noteware

Jim Noteware

CEO, Noteware Development
Houston, Texas

Mr. Noteware was named Director of the City of Houston Housing and Community Development Department by Mayor Annise Parker on April 9, 2010. The Department is responsible for administering federal grants in activities designed to meet the City’s goals and comply with Federal, State and Local regulations. Expanding the stock of safe, quality, and affordable housing remains one of the City of Houston’s primary goals. In less than 6 months, Mr. Noteware has led the organizational turnaround of the Department.

Mr. Noteware has spent his entire 35 year career in the real estate industry, specializing in the development of real estate and the value-added turn-around of properties, portfolios and the organizations which manage them, in both the private and public sectors. Prior to his appointment with the City, as chairman & CEO of Noteware Development, Mr. Noteware has sponsored residentially-based mixed-use projects in urban infill locations in several markets around the United States.

In 2003 and 2004, at the request of Mayor Anthony Williams of Washington, DC and with 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. From 1993 to 2002, Mr. Noteware served as Chairman & CEO of Maxxam Property Company, the real estate development and investment operating subsidiaries of Maxxam, Inc., a Houston based Fortune 500 Company. Prior to joining Maxxam, Mr. Noteware was National Director of Real Estate for Price Waterhouse, leading the firm’s real estate practice nationally and internationally from its New York headquarters. Early in his career, Mr. Noteware practiced architecture in California.

Mr. Noteware holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering and Architecture from Stanford University and an MBA in Finance from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. Mr. Noteware and his wife Sylvia are members of St. Martin’s Episcopal Church in Houston and are proud of their four grown children: Amanda, Oliver, Madeline and Ruthea, all of whom attended HISD schools.