James Dondero has over three decades experience in the high yield credit market. He is the President and co-founder of Highland Capital Management that is involved in the high yield credit markets since 1993. He is a specialist in the long-only high yield and distressed investment. Under his leadership, the company has been at the forefront of the development of the leveraged loan market as well as the advancement of credit-oriented solutions for organizations and retail investors. Highland Capital Management is also involved in the real estate market.
Recently the company has entered into a contract to purchase a portfolio of single-family homes for rentals that are managed by VineBrook Partners in a deal worth $300 million. Highland affiliate company Nexpoint Real Estate Advisors are facilitating the transaction, and Magnetar Capital is the selling party. The Highland Company wishes to also make further expansions to its rental home purchase by committing additional capital for future projects. James Dondero has also applied his business acumen efforts into his philanthropic endeavors, making significant financial contributions to organizations that support his charitable visions in Dallas.
In line with his views, James has made a $10 million donation to the George Bush Presidential Center to help sustain a series of public programs it runs in Dallas. The programs involve creating platforms for the Dallas community to dialogue on pressing matters affecting the community. James Dondero through Highland will take up the programming sponsorship of the “Engage at the Bush center” series. The program brings together authors, idea developers, and news makers to the Dallas Bush Center for educative lectures and discussions with sessions running throughout the year. James Dondero notes the influence that the Bush Center has on the community and nationally. The Engage series continues to draw large following in Dallas and has been a vital pillar of the Bush Center attracting world leaders and news makers alike.