James Nelson

Principal, Head of Tri-State Investment Sales
Capital Markets Group Investment Sales

  • New York
  • 1166 6th Avenue
  • 15th Floor
  • New York, NY 10036

James Nelson is Principal and Head of Avison Young’s Tri-State Investment Sales group where he leads a group of three dozen professionals in the sale of multi-family, office, development and retail properties.

Since its inception in 2018, the group has closed 45 sales valued at $937,000,000, resulting in Avison Young naming James one of its Top Sales Professionals. Some of their noteworthy clients include The Archdiocese of New York, Breaking Ground, Brookfield, The Carlyle Group, JP Morgan Chase, L&M, Salvation Army, SL Green, and 60 Guilders among others. 

James has built a unique sales platform at Avison Young consisting of a unified, client first, sales group that is broken out by asset class, rather than territory, and where brokers share information and commissions in order to provide the best client experience. 

Avison Young is the only global real estate firm that is principally-owned, meaning that principals are personally invested in the long-term success of their clients. The company recently acquired GVA, one of the U.K.'s leading real estate advisory businesses, resulting in 5,000 real estate professionals located in 120 offices in 20 countries.

Throughout his 20-year career, James has been involved in the sale of over 400 properties and loans with an aggregate value of over $4 billion. Prior to joining Avison Young, James served as Vice Chairman of Cushman & Wakefield, where his team was ranked the number one Investment Sales broker nationwide in 2016. Previously, James was a partner and top producer for Massey Knakal for six of their last eight years and was named the company’s youngest partner in 2004.

James is the Chairman of REBNY’s Commercial Board of Directors, on the Board of Governors for the Young Men’s/Women’s Real Estate Association of New York (YMWREA) and is a Board Member of the Counselors of Real Estate and SparkYouth NYC. He is also Founder of the Real Estate Services Alliance (RESA) and the Colgate Real Estate Council. He has received numerous distinctions including being named on Commercial Observer’s Power 100,  #1 Top NYC Deal Maker by LoopNet, Real Estate Forum’s 40 Under 40, Top 35 and Under NYC Real Estate Players by The Real Deal and REBNY’s Most Promising Commercial Sales Person of the Year Award.


Properties

530-532 East Fifth Street
530-532 East Fifth Street
New York, NY
Multifamily For Sale
224 Wythe Street
224 Wythe Street
Brooklyn, NY
Multifamily For Sale
281 Union Avenue
281 Union Avenue
Brooklyn, NY
Multifamily For Sale
365-367 Union Avenue
365-367 Union Avenue
Brooklyn, NY
Multifamily For Sale
65-69 North 6th Street
65-69 North 6th Street
Brooklyn, NY
Multifamily For Sale
168-172 Meserole Street
168-172 Meserole Street
Brooklyn, NY
Multifamily For Sale
42-44 Meserole Street
42-44 Meserole Street
Brooklyn, NY
Multifamily For Sale
500 Sterling Place
500 Sterling Place
Brooklyn, NY
Multifamily For Sale
North Brooklyn Luxury 8
Williamsburg
Brooklyn, NY
Multifamily For Sale
132 West 14th Street
132 West 14th Street
New York, NY
Office For Sale / For Lease
50 West 47th Street
50 West 47th Street
New York, NY
Office For Sale
414 East 75th Street
414 East 75th Street
New York, NY
Office For Sale
617-621 Second Avenue
617-621 Second Avenue
New York, NY
Special Purpose For Sale
56-06 Cooper Avenue
56-06 Cooper Avenue
Ridgewood, NY
Industrial For Sale
72-42 60th Lane
72-42 60th Lane
Ridgewood, NY
Industrial For Sale
126 East 86th Street
126 East 86th Street
New York, NY
Special Purpose For Sale
1405 Avenue J
1405 Avenue J
Brooklyn, NY
Retail For Sale