Jim Clarke

Rancho Southeast REALTORS
Leadership Position: Advisory Council Co-Chair
Leadership Committee Group: BizFed Officer
Jim Clarke heads JBC Consulting - a firm providing advocacy, fundraising and publicity to organizations and companies mostly affiliated with the real estate industry. He is a graduate of the University of Southern California where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and a Certificate of Achievement from the Jesse Unruh Institute of Politics in 1985. Clarke started his career in political consulting - working on both candidate and initiative campaigns. He gained experience in media relations, fundraising, grassroots organization, direct mail and general campaign management. In 1993 Clarke became a full-time government relations specialist and lobbyist. He has served the real estate industry as such in many different capacities representing Realtor groups, municipalities, and rental property owners. Clarke served the Apartment Association of Greater Los Angeles for 11 years - six as Executive Vice President and chief local lobbyist. He currently maintains the association as a client. The current clientele of JBC Consulting includes, real estate organizations, businesses (large and small), and political candidates.