About Jim Noteware
Jim Noteware is the only candidate for Texas Congressional District 7 who has an extensive business and public service leadership with a proven track record. Noteware has over 40 years of experience on a national level that includes development of major commercial real estate projects, serving as Nation Director of Real Estate Advisory Services for two national CPA firms, the management of large corporate organizations, the restructuring of a large Washington D.C. public agency, and the turnaround of Houston’s Public Housing and Community Development Department. In addition he has served as Co-Chair of Houston's international Trade Center (ITC) since inception, focusing on international trade, foreign investment and legal immigration.
Noteware was born in Northern California in 1952 and grew up on a family farm in the Sacramento River Delta. He attended local public schools in the area along with classmates from all walks of life, including children of migrant farm workers and rural farming families. He graduated from Stanford University in 1974 with a degree in Civil Engineering, and earned his MBA from the Wharton School in 1976.
Noteware joined Booz, Allen & Hamilton and served as a senior associate until 1979 when he founded the National Real Estate Advisory practice for Laventhol & Horwath, hiring and managing 250 professionals in 15 offices across the U.S. and was appointed Director of the firm's word wide Real Estate practice. After several business mergers he was appointed National Director of Real Estate Advisory Services for Price Waterhouse in New York.
Noteware was named Chairman and CEO of Houston based Maxxam Property Company (MPC) where he led the development and operations of the fully integrated commercial real estate subsidiary of Maxxam, a fortune 500 company. MPC’s development and operations included office buildings, hotels, multifamily properties and resort communities in Texas, Arizona, California and Puerto Rico.