Originally from County Dublin, Ireland, James came to Chicago after completing his degree in Economics from the University College of Dublin. James worked his way up from the grain floor of the Chicago Board of Trade, and honed his understanding of how markets operate as an Equity Options Trader prior to transitioning into his real estate career.
A licensed real estate broker since 2013, James is very proud of his decision to pursue this path, and finds the change incredibly rewarding. When it comes to working with his clients, James believes in thinking long-term and focusing on finding the right investment. As a Certified Negotiations Expert (CNE), James leverages his background and extensive experience to secure his clients’ ownership and investment goals. James has spent 20 years living in Chicago, where he has developed a unique insight into the city and its neighborhoods. His expertise has helped clients across the city navigate Chicago’s housing market.
James has a passion for the city’s historic architecture, as he spent his first summer in Chicago working on an architecture tour. During this time, he learned to appreciate the stories behind the city’s one-of-a-kind buildings, fueling his love of exploring the city whenever he has the opportunity outside of work. He loves spending time with his family and playing golf to unwind. James is also a very active member of the Ireland Network Chicago, once serving as their President and now on their advisory board. He is also a proud supporter of Concern Worldwide and the Irish Community Services organizations.