James P. Nelson

James Nelson

Title: Principal and Head of Tri-State Investment Sales
Company: Avison Young
Location: New York, New York, United States

James P. Nelson, Principal at Avison Young, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Executives for dedication, achievements, and leadership in the field of real estate and investment sales.

Leading a prolific career in investment sales and real estate, Mr. Nelson has excelled as a principal and head of the Tri-State Investment Sales Group with Avison Young since 2018. Prior to this appointment, he served as the vice-chairman of Cushman and Wakefield, and as a partner at Massey Knakal Realty. Before embarking on his professional path, he earned a Bachelor of Arts in English with cum laude honors at Colgate University in 1998.

Achievements to his credit include selling over 400 properties with an aggregate value of over $4 billion. To remain aware of trend in the field, Mr. Nelson maintains affiliation with the Real Estate Board of New York, the Citizens Budget Commission, the Catalog for Giving, Counselors of Real Estate, Young Men’s/Women’s Real Estate Association of New York, Real Estate Services Alliance, and the Colgate Real Estate Council. As a testament to his success, he has been honored as the Top Sales Professional of the Year from Avison Young, ranked as the “Number One Investment Sales Broker,” and was presented “The Most Promising Commercial Salesperson of the Year Award,” from the Real Estate Board, among others. Throughout his career, Mr. Nelson surrounded himself with great people and attributes his success to his mentors Bob Knakal and Paul Massey. Outside of work, he enjoys swimming, spending time outdoors, and family time during his spare time.

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