James Idol joined Angelo Gordon’s real estate group in 2021 and is based in Los Angeles. James is responsible for the firm’s real estate activities in Southern California and the Southwest. Prior to joining the firm, James worked for Goldman Sachs’ Merchant Banking Division as a Vice President, where he was responsible for acquisitions on the west coast. Prior to Goldman Sachs, James practiced law in New York for Jones Day’s Mergers and Acquisitions department. James participates as an advisory board member to Carbon Lighthouse, a real estate technology company focused on energy efficiency. James holds a B.S. from the University of Maryland in Finance and Accounting, and his J.D. from Georgetown Law.