Jim Pierson was named as a new member to serve at the Board of Directors level for the Arizona Multihousing Association (AMA).

In this capacity, Pierson will serve a two-year term to participate in all of the practices and functions to assist in the oversight of the industry organization.

Pierson, principal and co-founder of Legacy Capital Advisors in Phoenix, has more than 23 years of experience in capital advisory services including mortgage banking, mortgage brokerage and direct mortgage lending.

His experience includes business development, extensive negotiating and underwriting of multi-family and commercial real estate loans.

“With multi-family housing leading the construction industry and Phoenix gaining in this market because of the rising demand for apartments, the AMA board will have a critical influence guiding and serving developers, political policy and issues that will poise the industry for success. I am honored to serve on this distinguished board.” Pierson said.

In addition to the board leadership for the AMA, Pierson has a long history of commitment to business and philanthropic organizations including: Arizona Commercial Mortgage Bankers Association (ACMBA), International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP) Board of Directors, Ryan House Board of Directors, Foundation for Blind Children (FBC) Board of Directors and Life Member and Phoenix Children’s Hospital Circle of Friends.

Pierson holds an Arizona commercial mortgage brokers license, is a graduate from the University of Mississippi with a Bachelor of Business Administration and moved to Phoenix in 1990.