James is a Senior Vice President with CBRE’s Dealership Capital Services and leads the team which is directly responsible for formulating business solutions for automotive dealer groups. These solutions involve an array of services including buy/sells, debt & equity procurements, debt workouts, and real estate finance alternatives.
James has more than 23 years of experience in the automotive industry spanning the diverse areas of retail, finance and real estate. Prior to joining CBRE, he was co-founder and director of the National Automotive Group at Marcus & Millichap Real Estate Investment Services, Inc., where he focused on executing business asset and real estate transactions in the automotive retailer segment of the industry. Prior to joining Marcus & Millichap, he co-founded and managed Automerica, a dealership chain specializing in pre-owned sales. During this period, James gained an in-depth knowledge of the automotive retail process, leadership of sales personnel and the management of dealership assets. Prior to that position, he served on the acquisitions team at Capital Automotive Real Estate Investment Services, Inc. assisting in the sourcing and underwriting of more than $650 million of auto dealer real estate. James began his career with the American Honda Motor Company, advancing into a senior executive position working closely with auto dealers and their representation of the Honda brand.
James graduated from Trinity College in Hartford, CT with a BA in Economics and a minor in Formal Organizations.
James is a licensed Virginia Real Estate Agent