Jim & CYnthia butz

CEO, Jefferson apartment group

Great Falls, Virginia | PathNorth members since 2010


Jim is the president and CEO of Jefferson Apartment Group. Jim leads the investment committee, executive committee and advisory board.  He is responsible for the strategic planning and growth of the company, and is involved in all operational and investment decisions. Jim has over 28 years of experience in the real estate development industry, focusing primarily on for-rent and for-sale multifamily communities; he has been responsible for the acquisition or development of over 20,000 units. He is currently on the executive committee of the National Multifamily Housing Council and the NAHB Multifamily Leadership Board, a member of ULI, and active in a variety of local real estate and charitable organizations. Jim is married and has three children.

Cynthia’s early career was in the retail industry in the buying offices of Mervyn’s Department Store and Accessory Lady. With the birth of her first child, Cynthia became passionate about mothering, family, and child development. She taught childbirth classes to expectant couples. She assisted in Sunday School and Vacation Bible School. Cynthia is a co-founder and retired founding board member of Ambleside School Herndon, a Christ-centered K-8 school that applies the philosophy of British educator Charlotte Mason. Cynthia is a graduate of Southern Methodist University with a BA in English. She and her husband Jim have three children.