Jim is an Associate Broker with a Bachelor's Degree in Real Estate and Land Use Economics from the University of Nebraska at Omaha. Born in Blaire, Nebraska and a graduate of Papillion LaVista High School, Jim has the extensive knowledge only an area native can bring. It was during his college studies that Jim met his future wife, Maria. They have been married for 18 years and have three children.
As a broker, his primary focus has been in the sale and acquisition of multi-family apartment buildings. He has also represented both owners and buyers for office and retail properties and as a leasing agent for both owners and tenants. Currently, Jim is working towards the CCIM (Certified Commercial Investment Member) designation. The designation curriculum provides a deep dive into investment real estate from every perspective - developer, investor, owner, and tenant. Jim has completed the portfolio of work history component and the coursework with a goal of completing the program in 2020.
Jim brings a strong management background from both the retail and property management fields. Working as a third party manager for retail, office and multi-family, gives Jim a long term view of the real estate asset, beyond the initial sales transaction. With a keen focus on market and financial analysis, Jim has assisted his investors with finding opportunities both on and off the open market. Committed to performing every aspect of due diligence, Jim is there every step for his clients through the closing process.
Growing up in and around Omaha, Jim gives much of the credit for his work ethic and focus on results to his dad, who told him, "You can't always be brilliant, but you can always make yourself useful.' Looking up to coaching legends like Tom Osborn and Mike Kryzewski, he modeled their mix of intensity and calm, and he strives to bring that same approach to every assignment.
When not at work, Jim enjoys reading, trying new restaurants and movie nights with his beautiful wife Maria and their three girls.