Jim Williamson

Vice President, Planning & Development


Contact Information

423.265.3700 jwilliamson@rivercitycompany.com



Jim Williamson received his degree in Architecture from the University of Tennessee Knoxville and his background and work experience in architecture, development and construction gives him a unique perspective when working with potential businesses, government and other strategic partners to advance Downtown Chattanooga.

With a history of directing sustainability initiatives and managing development projects, Jim’s major responsibilities include the oversight of the day to day operations and facilities maintenance of all properties owned and controlled by River City Company. He also oversees the property acquisition process, often leading to the sale or partnership with developers for specific development projects typically including property due diligence, contract negotiations, assembling request for proposals and general project management.

Jim also oversees and manages planning studies involving multiple consultants and stakeholders. As warranted, he manages development projects from inception, due diligence and entitlement through design, construction and completion often including tenant negotiation and leasing.

Bringing 26 years of experience in project management to River City Company, Jim utilizes a multitude of acquired skill sets from architecture, development and construction to balance the design, budgeting, management and general understanding of the development process.