Founded in 1996, J.W. Shute International provides quality development and real estate consulting services to a select clientele. We are the premier boutique build-to-suit development firm in Southern California. We specialize in providing our clients a turnkey facility that exceeds their every need and desire. Our tenacity, resourcefulness, and uncompromising ethical standards have allowed us to form long term relationships with clients and vendors alike. J.W. Shute International is proficient in every aspect of real estate:
  • Development
  • Master Planning
  • Proforma Analysis
  • Architectural and Contractor Management
  • Design Build Management
  • Government Approvals and Entitlements
  • Construction and Permanent Financing
  • Leasing and Lease Negotiation
  • Property Management
  • Real Estate Disposition (including 1031 Exchange)
  • Real Estate Brokerage

About Us


Jim Shute formed J.W. Shute International in 1996 after seven years as a commercial real estate broker. Jim was a principal and the managing broker of STR Commercial Brokerage in Palm Springs, CA until he sold the business in 1996. Since then, he has developed various commercial and residential projects throughout Southern California. Jim was also a founder of a De Novo Bank in Southern California. He served as Vice Chairman of the Board for two and a half years. Jim is married with three children and takes an active role in his children’s school and sporting activities. He graduated from the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California with an MBA and from the University of California, Berkeley with a BA in Economics.

J.W. Shute International
60 Corporate Park, Suite 100
Irvine, CA 92606-5105
949.262.0084 Fax 949.262.0115
CA BRE 01043871