The California Homebuilding Foundation (CHF) is initiating planning for the 2017 Hall of Fame and diving into the “Vault” of past honorees. This week’s feature will highlight the lifetime achievements of 2002 inductee, James J. Busby, majority owner and President of Security Owners Corporation.
James (Jim) Busby studied at the University of Idaho, San Francisco Law School, and the University of California in Berkley. He later entered the title insurance business and worked his way up to the position of Chief Title Officer and Vice President of North American Title Guaranty Corporation, then left this position to enter the field of real estate development.
Busby purchased raw land parcels for the purpose of long term investment. His companies have developed the land for, and constructed, approximately 4,000 homes, consisting of major apartment complexes, condominiums, townhouses, and single family subdivisions predominantly in East Bay Area communities.
Busby has served as a Director for the local, region and state boards of the California Building Industry Association (CBIA). In 2000, Busby was elected as a CBIA “Lifetime Director” with voting rights and considers this position one of his highest honors.
Upon his induction into the 2002 CHF Hall of Fame, Busby established through CHF the “James J. Busby Endowment Fund” benefiting students attending the University of Southern California (USC) and the University of Denver. Endowments not only ensure the permanence of CHF, but shape the character of the homebuilding industry, leaving a lasting legacy for the Busby family.
Please see Busby’s (and other past honorees’) historic Hall of Fame biography on the CHF Hall of Fame webpage.
CHF is currently in the early stages of planning the 2017 Hall of Fame, scheduled for Tuesday, June 27, 2017, at The US Grant Hotel, San Diego. The Foundation depends entirely on corporate and private sponsorships for financial support. Interested sponsors should contact Terri Brunson at email@example.com for a 2017 sponsorship prospectus.
2017 Nomination Packets are available on our website.