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 30+ professionals in the sale of multi-family, office, development and retail properties.

In 2018, the Tri-State Investment Sales group closed 16 sales valued at $394 million, resulting in Avison Young naming James one of its Top Sales Professionals for the year.

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. The group is currently marketing 50+ active listings valued at over $1.5 billion.

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 marketed over $1 billion in listings, ranking him as 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, a Board Member of both the Citizens Budget Commission and the Catalog for Giving, member of the Counselors of Real Estate and Young Men’s/Women’s Real Estate Association of New York (YMWREA), and Founder of the Real Estate Services Alliance and the Colgate Real Estate Council. He has received numerous distinctions including being #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

CB4 Inclusionary
CB4 Inclusionary
New York, NY
Special Purpose For Sale
CB5
14 East 28th Street
New York, NY
Office For Sale
1063-1065 Bedford Avenue
1063-1065 Bedford Avenue
Brooklyn, NY
Multifamily For Sale
Lower East Side Portfolio
Lower East Side
New York, NY
Multifamily For Sale
5024 Fifth Avenue
5024 Fifth Avenue
Brooklyn, NY
Retail For Sale
286 Lenox Avenue
286 Lenox Avenue
New York, NY
Office For Sale
306 West 142nd Street & 531 West 159th Street
Washington Heights | Hamilton Heights
New York, NY
Multifamily For Sale
247 Broome Street
247 Broome Street
New York, NY
Multifamily For Sale
5 Spring Street
5 Spring Street
New York, NY
Multifamily For Sale
34 Union Square East
34 Union Square East
New York, NY
Land For Sale
135 Foot Wide Development Site Near Central Park
135 Foot Wide Development Site Near Central Park
New York, NY
Land For Sale
963 Amsterdam Avenue
963 Amsterdam Avenue
New York, NY
Multifamily For Sale
148-150 Attorney Street
148-150 Attorney Street
New York, NY
Multifamily For Sale
115 South Street
115 South Street
New York, NY
Multifamily For Sale
64 University Place
64 University Place
New York, NY
Land For Sale
87 Chrystie Street
87 Chrystie Street
New York, NY
Multifamily For Sale
205 Bleecker Street
205 Bleecker Street
New York, NY
Retail For Sale
Empire Diner
210 10th Avenue
New York, NY
Retail For Sale
2147 Second Avenue
2147 Second Avenue
New York, NY
Multifamily For Sale
411 West 45th Street
411 West 45th Street
New York, NY
Multifamily For Sale
155 West 18th Street
155 West 18th Street
New York, NY
Retail For Sale
Crown Heights Portfolio
Crown Heights
Brooklyn, NY
Multifamily For Sale
Prospect Park Portfolio
Prospect Park
Brooklyn, NY
Multifamily For Sale
161 Vernon Avenue
161 Vernon Avenue
Brooklyn, NY
Multifamily For Sale
210 Himrod Street
210 Himrod Street
Brooklyn, NY
Multifamily For Sale
132 Bowery & 116 Elizabeth Street
132 Bowery & 116 Elizabeth Street
New York, NY
Office For Sale
Central Brooklyn Portfolio (212 Units | 9 Buildings | Fully Stabilized)
Central Brooklyn
Brooklyn, NY
Multifamily For Sale
Kenwood Commons
100 Kenwood Road
Albany, NY
Land For Sale
The Corinthian
345 East 37th Street
New York, NY
Office For Sale
332 West 11th Street
332 West 11th Street
New York, NY
Special Purpose For Sale
327 East 9th Street
327 East 9th Street
New York, NY
Multifamily For Sale
324-326 Grand Street
324-326 Grand Street
New York, NY
Multifamily For Sale
38-57 Ninth Street
38-57 Ninth Street
Long Island City, NY
Land For Sale
18 & 20 West 33rd Street
20 West 33rd Street
New York, NY
Office For Sale