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Developer, Homebuilder Will Address Solving the Affordable Housing Crisis

Published on Sep 25, 2022

Jim Osterling, founder and owner of Bridge Financial Advisors who has 42 years of experience in master planned communities, homebuilding, commercial real estate development, will be guest speaker at the weekly meeting of the Pasadena Rotary Club on Wednesday, Sept. 28, at the University Club of Pasadena. The meeting is open to the public.

He will be speaking on “Solving the Affordable Housing Crisis.”

Jim Osterling has served as a senior executive and board member for several developers, including California Pacific Homes and Shea Homes, both as CFO, and currently is on the board of Villa Riviera Estates, building affordable housing for Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital employees.

He was an Adjunct Professor at the USC School of Planning teaching Real Estate Development and Finance.

In 2002, he founded Bridge Advisors, a real estate development and advisory company. He has been involved in the development of projects with a value of over $5 billion in a variety of property types including residential, affordable housing, retirement, retail, office, industrial, self-storage, resort, golf course, aviation, and master-planned communities.

Osterling is a trustee for Pasadena City College, representing Seat #2, and served as the Vice-Chair of the Altadena Community Standards District Committee, which updated the land use policies.

He earned a BS in Business from Iowa State University and his MBA from Northwestern. He is a CPA, member of the Urban Land Institute and served on the government affairs committee of the California Building Industry Association. His hobbies include historic renovation, creating music playlists, basketball, tennis, and swimming. Jim and Scarlett Osterling have two adult children.

To RSVP for the in-person meeting at the University Club, call (626) 683-8243 or email

To attend the meeting on Zoom, go to and use the meeting ID 819 5799 1086. The pass code is 783239. 

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