Jim Goldenberg

Meet Jim Goldenberg

Jim Goldenberg, principal and founder of Cathartes, is responsible for the overall activities of the firm.


Goldenberg brings 30 years of experience in the real estate industry to Cathartes, with extensive time spent focused on a wide range of property types, transaction structures, and business plans.


Prior to founding Cathartes, Goldenberg served as Vice President and Project Manager of the Seltzer Organization, where he was involved in the acquisition, development and disposition of several million square feet of international commercial properties in the New York Metropolitan area; and served on the NYC-based Cushman & Wakefield brokerage team alongside Chairman of the Board, Steven Seigel.


BA Economics · Colgate University


MBA · Columbia University

Professional Affiliations

Urban Land Institute


Real Estate Finance Association


New England Clean Energy Council


Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year Nominee

Community Service

Chairman, Alternative Energy Committee, Duxbury, MA


Trustee, Bay Farm Montessori


Board of Directors for the Boston Area YMCA


Somerville, MA Chamber of Commerce