James Dondero

Chairman of the Board, Principal Executive Officer & President at NexPoint Residential Trust, Inc.

James Dondero

James Dondero

Chairman of the Board, Principal Executive Officer & President at NexPoint Residential Trust, Inc.

Overview
Career Highlights

Protective Life Insurance Co.
NexPoint Advisors LP
NexPoint Real Estate Finance, Inc.

RelSci Relationships

927

Primary Location

Dallas, TX, United States

Number of Boards

30

Birthday

02/02/1970

Age

50

Number of Awards

2

Interests

Hunting

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Investor Relations at Highland Capital Management LP

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Chief Executive Officer & Vice Chairman at First Foundation, Inc.

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Treasurer, Chief Financial & Accounting Officer at NexPoint Strategic Opportunities Fund

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Co-Founder at Sycamore Tree Capital Partners

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Executive Vice President at NexPoint Strategic Opportunities Fund

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Chief Compliance Officer at Highland Capital Management LP

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Senior Advisor at Solaia Capital Advisors LLC

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Founder at Laffer Tengler Investments, Inc.

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Chief Legal Officer, General Counsel & Secretary at Highland Capital Management LP

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Chief Investment Officer & Executive Vice President at NexPoint Residential Trust, Inc.

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James Dondero
Chairman of the Board, Principal Executive Officer & President at NexPoint Residential Trust, Inc.
Education
BS in Commerce

The University of Virginia (often abbreviated as UVA, UVa, or Virginia) is a public research university in Charlottesville, Virginia, United States. It was conceived and designed by U.S. President Thomas Jefferson, and established in 1819. UVA's initial Board of Visitors included former Presidents of the United States Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, and James Monroe. Monroe owned the initial site of the University, which was mostly farmland. His law office and farmhouse are now the site of Brown College at Monroe Hill, a residential college at UVA. UVA is one of the eight original Public Ivy universities, and it is the only university campus in the United States that is designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. In the 2013 edition of U.S. News and World Report's National University Rankings, the school was listed as America's 2nd best public university; tied with UCLA and surpassed only by UC Berkeley.

Career History
President
Current

NexPoint Advisors serves as the investment advisor to the NexPoint closed-end investment funds which seeks both current income and capital appreciation by investing primarily in below investment grade debt and equity securities and has the ability to hedge risk.

Chairman & President
2020 - Current

NexPoint Real Estate Finance, Inc. engages in the provision of commercial real estate investment services. It focuses on investment in real estate sectors including multifamily, single-family rental, self-storage, hospitality, and office sectors. The company was founded on June 7, 2019 and is headquartered in Dallas, TX.

Chief Executive Officer & Trustee
2018 - Current

NexPoint Hospitality Trust operates as an open-ended real estate investment trust company. It acquires, renovates and operates a portfolio of hotel properties in the U.S. through its subsidiary firm. The company was founded on December 3, 2018 and is headquartered in Toronto, Canada.

Boards & Committees
Director
2005 - Current

Highland Capital Management Europe, Ltd. is a Financial Services Authority (FSA) registered subsidiary of Highland Capital Management. HCM Europe is one of the leading managers of European credit investments and is the only investment manager represented on the Loan Market Association Board of Directors

Director
2004 - 2007

Leap Wireless International From the beginning, we built our business to provide the best wireless service at the best value, with the flexibility of no contracts. Today we offer our unlimited products and services to a growing range of customers. Totaling approximately 3,500 people, our employees share a common respect for each other, an obsession with the customer experience and a passion for the people we serve. Today Cricket is a nationwide carrier with a nationwide footprint, serving approximately 5.5 million customers across the United States. With a diverse product portfolio and national retail distribution, we are transforming our business, brand, operations and culture to offer customers value innovation like never before. We are leveraging our industry-leading cost structure to introduce lower-priced, higher-value service plans. We have built a robust 3G network that covers nearly 95 million potential customers, and we supplement that network with roaming agreements that provide high-quality nationwide network coverage for covering nearly 290 million Americans. Our growing distribution channels now include over 4,000 retail store and dealer locations, approximately 5,000 nationwide national retail locations and a growing web presence. Our steadfast commitment to cost leadership continues to motivate us at every level of our organization. Leap and Cricket employees work the way our customers live. We scrimp and save, so they can enjoy the best deals on our products and services. We fine-tune our networks, so that they can enjoy unlimited services at industry-leading prices. We optimize every cell site to maximize network performance and minimize capital expenses – so that our customers can enjoy more value. When it comes to thinking big, no detail is too small – like sending bills by text message to save paper and postage. It’s all about finding new ways to offer the best customer experience today, while innovating for tomorrow

Director
2002 - 2006

TerreStar Corp. owns and operates a terrestrial and satellite networks. It provides two-way mobile and internet communications solutions, as well as wireless electronic mail services. The company was founded in 1988 and is headquartered in Reston, VA.

Director
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Director
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Non-Profit Donations & Grants

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$10K - $25K
2018

Southern Methodist University is a private university near the center of Dallas. SMU offers undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs through seven schools in the humanities and sciences, business, the performing, visual, and communication arts, engineering, education and human development, law, and theology.

$5,000 - $10K
2017

Southern Methodist University is a private university near the center of Dallas. SMU offers undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs through seven schools in the humanities and sciences, business, the performing, visual, and communication arts, engineering, education and human development, law, and theology.

$5,000 - $10K
2005

Children's Health System of Texas operates as a pediatric health care system. It also includes multiple specialty centers, pediatric group practices and a telemedicine network, as well as home health and physician services. The company was founded in 1913 and is headquartered in Dallas, TX.

Political Donations
$50K
2012

Senator at Office of the Senator from Utah, Mitt Romney

$15.4K
2011

The Republican National Committee (RNC) is a U.S. political committee that provides national leadership for the Republican Party of the United States. It is responsible for developing and promoting the Republican political platform, as well as coordinating fundraising and election strategy. It is also responsible for organizing and running the Republican National Convention. Similar committees exist in every U.S. state and most U.S. counties, although in some states party organization is structured by congressional district, allied campaign organizations being governed by a national committee. Reince Priebus is the current RNC Chairman.

$2,500
2011

Former Senator from Florida

Transactions
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Nexpoint Multifamily Capital Trust, Inc. raised money in a private placement transaction

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Nexpoint Multifamily Capital Trust, Inc. raised money in a private placement transaction

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ACIS CLO VALUE FUND II (CAYMAN) LP raised money in a private placement transaction

Investments
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Loral Space & Communications, Inc. engages in the provision of satellite-based communication services to broadcast, enterprise, and consulting customers. It offers video distribution and direct-to-home video, as well as end-to-end communications services using both satellite and hybrid satellite-ground networks. The company was founded in 1948 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

Public Holdings
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Awards & Honors
CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst)
CPA (Certified Public Accountant)
Events
Speaker
New York City, NY
2012 New York Leadership in the Distressed Markets

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