James Nelson

Title: Partner
Location: New York, NY
Member since: Feb 18, 2014
Massey Knakal

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New York, NY
Phone Numbers:
(212) 660-2500

My Markets

United States
Metro Areas:
New York City NY

Concentration Areas

1031 Exchange Expert, Accounting, Acquisitions, Appraiser, Asset Management, Auction, Bank/Lender, Brokerage Office Management, Build-to-Suit, Consultant, Consultant, Corporate Real Estate, Development, Distressed property work outs, Due Diligence, Facility Management, Financial Analyst, Investment Sales, Landlord Representation, Leasing, Legal, Life Settlements, Marketing, Non-Performing Loans, Note Purchase, Private Lending, Property Management, Real Estate Investor, Receivership, REO, REO Acquisition, REO/Short Sales, Site Selection, Special Servicing, Sublease, Support/Administrative, Syndication, Technology, Tenancy in Common (TIC), Tenant Representation, Training, Wireless Telecom, Zoning
Property Types:
MultiFamily Apartments, Condominium Development, HOA Development, Tax Credit Housing, Assisted Living, Student Housing , Subsidized Housing, Mobile home, RV Parks, Senior Living (over 55 community), Other Residential, Executive/Shared Suites, Medical/Healthcare, Office Condominium, Multi Tenant Office, Single Tenant Office, Call Center, Other Office, Truck Stops, Airports, Distribution Center, Industrial, Service Center, Energy Plant, Data Center, Nursery/Greenhouse, Factory, Warehouse, Self Storage, Other Industrial, Big Box Retail, Convenience Center, Convenience Store, Gas Stations, Lifestyle Center, Mall, Neighborhood Center, Open Air Center, Outlet Center, Theme/Festival Center, Power Center, Regional Center, Super Regional Center, Restaurant, Single Tenant Retail (NNN), Mixed Use, Church Properties, Community Center, Hospital, Government/Municipalities, GSA, Schools/Education, Other Special Purpose, Agriculture/Farmland, Commercial Land Development, Padsites, Residential Land Development, Hunting, Other Land, Hotel, Motel, Casino, Resort, Other Hospitality, Campgrounds, Marinas, Street Retail, Strip Center, Multifamily Land
Years of Experience:

Brief Profile

Partner in full service real estate brokerage firm with 4 offices and over 100 employees servicing the NY market.

Full Profile

James Nelson brings to every real estate transaction he works on the determination to win, the tenacity and hard work to succeed, and the confidence that comes from years of experience in the field. At Massey Knakal, James has been involved in the sale of more than 200 properties and loans with an aggregate value of over $1.3 billion. Recently, James was included by The Real Deal as one of the Top 35 and Under NYC Real Estate Players and was ranked as the #1 Top NYC Deal Maker by LoopNet, an on-line Commercial Real Estate Publication. His market knowledge of properties includes townhouses, apartment buildings, retail, and development sites. He brokered the sale of a $33 million hotel, residential conversion in the West Village. Creativity, patience, and attention to detail paid off as the contract, signed in 2007 finally closed in 2011. He credits his success to a work ethic ingrained in him since his days as captain of his college swim team and more recently as a triathlete. James has been his firm’s top producer for 4 of the past 5 years, surpassed only by the founding partners. His access to the largest audience of qualified bidders enabled him to successfully close on the $34 million Bleeker Street retail portfolio, garnering the 3rd highest price per square foot ever paid in the U.S. at the time. Although James represents sellers, his sense of fair game, transparency, and integrity guide him to create win/win situations for both buyers and sellers. His depth of knowledge, extensive buyer outreach, and honest feedback result in: -properly priced properties -widest exposure to qualified, motivated buyers -an extensive inventory of listings -the highest closing prices -timely results Specialties: Investment Sales, Real Estate Brokerage, Development Sites, Retail Properties, Apartment Buildings, Mixed-Use Properties, Real Estate Consulting, Exclusive NYC Real Estate Listings, Loan Sales, REO Properties, Real Estate Valuation Services. Noteworthy sales include: - 625 Broadway - $60.9 Million - The Portman Portfolio - $55 Million - 102-08 West 57th Street - $63 Million - 99 Year Land Lease of 10-12 Bond Street - $60 million - 25 Fifth Avenue - $46.5 million Licensed Broker in: NY, CT, MA, PA

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