James L. Bellinson, Managing Member
Jim is Co-Founder and Managing Member of Riverstone and a member of the firm's investment committee. He is responsible for sourcing, evaluating and managing investments. Jim has been the managing member and majority owner of Riverstone Communities, LLC ("Riverstone Communities") since its formation in 1998 and has acquired and operated a portfolio currently made up of over 75 manufactured home parks and RV communities. In 2012, Jim co-founded Peas and Carrots Hospitality, LLC, a restaurant holding company that currently owns Social Kitchen and Bar in Birmingham, Michigan, MEX and Beau's in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. More recently, Peas and Carrots has opened Au Cochon in Birmingham, Michigan, Bernies Lunch and Supper and has become franchisee for Gus's World Famous Fried Chicken in Chicago. In 2007, Jim became an organizer and board member of Level One Bancorp, Inc. ("Level One"), a bank holding company headquartered in Farmington Hills, Michigan which has grown to over $1.4 billion in total assets and is listed on the Nasdaq Global Select Market under the symbol ("LEVL"). Prior to forming Riverstone Communities, Jim served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Arcadia Services, Inc. ("Arcadia"). Arcadia is a national health care provider in 21 states that was sold in 1997 to Integrated Health Services, Inc., a New York Stock Exchange company. Jim continued to run Arcadia as a division of Integrated Healthcare and later helped facilitate a sale to Addus Healthcare in 1999. Jim graduated from the University of Michigan with a B.A. in Economics. He earned his Juris Doctorate from the University of San Diego, College of Law, and became a bar-certified attorney in the State of Michigan. Jim is also active in a number of civic and charitable organizations, including co-founding Brilliant Detroit, which is dedicated to facilitating early childhood development in Detroit neighborhoods.