James S. Williams

Washington, DC
Real Estate
Business Segment
Real Assets
Asset Class

James S. Williams is a Managing Director focused on U.S. real estate opportunities. He is based in Washington, D.C.

Prior to joining Carlyle, Mr. Williams was a Managing Director of Development of CarrAmerica

Realty Corporation and President of CarrAmerica Development, Inc. He also served as a member of CarrAmerica’s Investment Committee, Operating Committee, Design Review Committee, and

Technology Steering Committee. Since 1996, he had been responsible for CarrAmerica’s national development program which included the development of over 13 million square feet in 12 markets on behalf of CarrAmerica and its clients.


Prior to rejoining CarrAmerica in 1996, Mr. Williams served as Vice President of Operations of Chadwick International for three years, where he was responsible for housing development in North Africa. From 1983 to 1993, he served in a variety of capacities for The Oliver Carr Company including Senior Vice President of Development, Senior Vice President of Design and Construction, and as Project Manager for the Willard Hotel and Office complex. Prior to that, as Project Manager, he was responsible for the development of the Peppermill! Office and Condominium project in Georgetown.

Mr. Williams is the immediate past President of the District of Columbia Building Industry Association. He is also a member of NAIOP and the AOD. He holds a bachelor of science in finance from West Virginia University.