Jim de Bree is a founding board member of Community Partners who served as Board Chair for three years. Professionally, Jim is a certified public accountant who was with Deloitte for 44 years, including 30 years as a tax partner specializing in real estate and not-for-profit clients. He is a co-author of a leading treatise on the taxation of real estate investment trusts. In semi-retirement, Jim continues to serve a few clients and is an adjunct professor in the Masters of Taxation Program at California State University, Northridge where he graduated cum laude with a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in 1975. Jim’s professional interests include studying tax policy and technological changes.