In 1995, James began his career in real estate as an executive with Sheraton Hotels. After joining JLL's Corporate Services Group, James found his calling providing strategic real estate advisory service to large corporate clients such as Equifax, MasterCard, EDS, GM, E&Y, Willis, Combined Insurance, Aon, Mead Westvaco, Mellon, Sun Microsystems, GSA and more. Prior to co-founding Greenwood Commercial Real Estate Group, James co-founded Kellogg Partners where he worked with Coca Cola, Lehman Brothers, Wells Fargo, Aflac, Zions Bank, Verizon, Starwood Capital, GA Economic Development, City of Atlanta, Invest Atlanta, the National Arthritis Foundation and more.
James graduated from Texas A&M with a BS in Electrical Engineering and earned his MBA in Finance and Strategy from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. James is a former youth soccer coach, an avid runner, and enjoys traveling around the country in his Airstream camper.