Jim Stone is the principal consultant of Chain Store Advisors, a consulting firm in Reading, MA. Chain Store Advisors works with businesses who operate chain stores including retailers, restaurants, and service businesses. Services include business process design, requirements analysis for analytical tools, real estate planning, and site evaluation. His unique approach of “connecting art and science” is based on 30 years in commercial real estate including the last 17 years as the founder and President of geoVue, a leading provider of real estate planning and site selection software.
Jim is a member of the Counselors of Real Estate (CRE), one of the most respected commercial real estate organizations in the world. He received a business degree from Southern Methodist University and is currently pursuing a MEd in Instructional Design at UMass Boston.
Jim is married and has three daughters. His hobbies include archery, guitar, and tennis.