Jim joined @properties in May 2018 as vice president of brokerage services, with a focus on expanding the company’s presence in Chicago’s western suburbs, including Hinsdale, Western Springs, LaGrange, Downers Grove, Naperville and the Fox Valley.
A native of Hinsdale, Jim grew up in a real estate family; his father was a residential developer and attorney. He began selling real estate in 1999 and spent 11 years in commercial brokerage, specializing in multi-family investment sales and participating in over $900 million in transactions. In 2011, Jim joined BankFinancial in Burr Ridge as vice president of REO and non-performing assets, where he oversaw the management and disposition of nearly $200 million in distressed properties and loans.
Jim transitioned to residential brokerage in 2013, joining Coldwell Banker as manager of the firm’s underperforming Elmhurst office, which he returned to profitability. He was then tapped to run CB’s St. Charles office, which grew into the #1 office in the Fox Valley under his leadership.
Jim’s diverse real estate experience gives him a unique skillset and perspective on residential sales, and adds value to his relationships with the agents on his team. A self-proclaimed “deal guy,” he enjoys problem-solving and puts a big emphasis on helping agents develop and maintain a positive mindset.
At @properties, Jim will focus on agent development, coaching and training; office operations; and building the @properties brand throughout the western suburbs.
Jim is a licensed managing broker in Illinois and a member of the Mainstreet Organization of REALTORS®. He is a graduate of the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minn., with a business degree in accounting. He enjoys playing golf and his family supports and volunteers with Ronald McDonald House, Lazurus House, Random Acts Matter and Loaves and Fishes Community Services, an organization that provides food support for people in need.
Jim lives in Naperville with his wife, Lily, and two children, Elena and Vince.