James Lehigh graduated from University of California Irvine (UCI) with a Bachelor of Arts in Business Economics with a specialization in international issues. During his time at UCI James competed as a NCAA Division I decathlete and was a 4-time Big West Conference qualifier and scholar athlete.
After graduating UCI he joined Marcus & Millichap’s Newport Beach office in 2008 as part of the National Multi-Housing Group. James has the benefit of drawing from a diverse background of financial and investment services experience in both analytical and sales capacities. He was an analyst for a valuation firm with a focus on large real estate portfolios and asset holding entities in addition to analyzing small to mid-sized businesses for a commercial financing company. He has also had experience marketing investments in an institutional sales role for a boutique investment bank as well as connecting accredited investors to the futures and commodities markets as a licensed futures broker. This solid understanding of investments, economics and real estate, while having access to the wide array of commercial real estate services CBRE has to offer, allows James to reliably consult his clients in the best way possible. James joined CBRE’s office in Newport Beach in July 2015 and will be specializing in the sales and advisory services of urban high-street retail properties in premier downtown areas of Southern California.
Professional Affiliations / Accreditations
- Mr. Lehigh has been a licensed real estate salesperson since 2008.