Having completed 39 sales worth over $223 million, James P. Nelson has earned Massey Knakal’s prestigious 2010 Gerald W. Bridges Award for company-wide Salesperson of the Year and the Ofer Yardeni Award for Manhattan Salesperson of the Year.
James began his real estate career at Massey Knakal assisting Founding Partner Robert A. Knakal with property sales throughout New York City. Since 1998, he has been involved in the sale of more than 200 properties and loans with an aggregate value of over $1.3 billion. In early 2004, James was named the youngest partner in the company's history. With the exception of the founding partners, he has been the company's top salesperson four out of the last five years. He holds a brokerage license in New York, Connecticut, and Massachusetts; and a salesperson license in Pennsylvania.
“James is the perfect partner and has made a monumental contribution to the tremendous rebound our firm achieved in 2010. James inspires all of us at Massey Knakal with his unique balance of professional achievement and dedication to his young family. For me personally, James provides a valuable sounding board for growth initiatives being considered by our Senior Management,” says CEO Paul J. Massey Jr.
James has a dedicated team of three associates who help support his business. They include David Fowler, Caroline Hannigan and Mitchell Levine.
His noteworthy sales have included: 102-08 West 57th Street to Hilton Land Vacations for $63,000,000; 625 Broadway for $60,900,000; The Portman Portfolio for $55,000,000; the 99 year land lease of 10-12 Bond Street valued at over $60,000,000; the Bleecker Street Retail Portfolio for $34,000,000, which at $6,700 per above grade square foot equated to third highest price ever paid for retail in the US; and the former VillageCare Nursing Home for $32,500,000.
His client list includes The Archdiocese of New York, Bank of America, Beck Street Capital, The Lefrak Organization, Related Companies, Time Equities, US Bank, Village Care of New York, Wells Fargo, The Witkoff Group, Zeckendorf Development, as well as many private individuals.
James’ involvement in the real estate community is diverse. He teaches at New York University as an adjunct professor for its continuing education program. He is also a source for publications including The New York Times, New York Post, New York Magazine, The Wall Street Journal and Real Estate Weekly. He is a member, panelist and instructor for the Real Estate Board of New York, and was appointed to its Retail Stores Committee. He is also a member of the Mortgage Bankers Association of New York, National Realty Club, and Young Real Estate Professionals.
James is also involved in the not-for-profit world. As a board member of The Catalog for Giving, which benefits 10 local charities devoted to at risk youths, he helps spearhead development. Mr. Nelson recently rang the bell for the NASDAQ closing on behalf of the Catalog for Giving and their member organizations. James has also been honored by the Varardi Ovarian Initiative for Cancer Education (VOICE) as their corporate honoree.
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Agents: James Nelson, Paul Massey Jr., Robert Knakal