A native of Palos Verdes, CA, Jim Barth received his bachelor's degree in real estate finance and holds graduate degrees in law and business from the University of San Diego. His career in real estate began in 1982, and he has since attained a very broad professional background, including brokerage, finance, law and development.
Prior to law school, Jim worked with Charterhouse Investment Company, where he was involved in structuring commercial real estate joint ventures as an exclusive representative for some of the nation's premier lenders. Upon arriving in Park City in 1991, Jim spent several years as in-house counsel with Prudential Coleman Real Estate, serving as Director of the Coleman Consulting Group, which specialized in entitlement, pre-development and brokerage-related matters throughout the Intermountain West.
In 1994, Jim became a partner with the law firm of David W. Johnson and Associates, Park City, specializing in transactional real estate matters, including representation of some of the area's most prominent property owners and real estate interests.
In 2001, Jim realized that the lifestyle offered by the brokerage side of the business was much more appealing to him than that of legal counsel. He transitioned to a full-time Broker, and during his first year selling resort investment real estate, Jim was honored by the Park City Board of Realtors® with the "Rookie of the Year" and "Professional Achievement" awards. He was also presented with Prudential's "Rookie of the Year" award. Jim received these awards not only for his outstanding achievement in real estate sales and service, but most importantly, for his high regard for the ethics of his profession.
Jim is now an Associate Broker with Summit Sotheby's International Realty. Jim's decision to associate with Sotheby's was grounded in the firm's stellar reputation, extraordinary marketing savvy and unparalleled international network of esteemed luxury brokers, who understand the unique mindset of upscale clients and distinctive homes.
Jim served for more than a decade on the Park City Planning Commission, which he chaired for two terms. Jim also served on the Summit County Planning Commission and was Chairman of the Summit County Water Concurrency Board.
With his wife Nancy and two sons, Jason and Charlie, Jim remains active in the Park City community and enjoys skiing, hiking and golfing.