Over his career, James’ team has closed over 1500 deals, leased more than 1 million square feet of commercial space and has effectuated more than 1 billion dollars in transactional Real Estate. During this time James shepherded the completion of transformative projects literally reshaping Staten Island; NYC’s commercial real estate landscape. Through discipline and subscribing to a lifelong learner mindset James’ expertise runs the Real Estate gamut. Be it residential units, mixed-use buildings, retail and office leasing, defaulted notes, land leasing, or ground up development, project planning /design, large scale acquisition, ULURP approval consultation and retail leasing, James’ unique gift of vision and tenacity is unmatched.
His consulting work and; clients include some of the most successful names in New York City Real Estate. Industry giants such as Goldman Sachs, BFC Partners, IronState Developers and Madison Realty Capital have come to rely on James’ expertise. Throughout the years James has developed an impressive customer roster including some of the world’s top brands such as Nike, Nordstrom Rack, Columbia, Gap, Banana Republic, Brooks Brothers, Walgreens, and Various financial institutions to name a few Recently, James launched his Podcast amassing an audience in over 60 Countries sharing his knowledge and expertise and coauthored an Amazon best seller!
James has been named one of the 50 most influential people by “City and State” for several years running. As CEO the company was named one of New York City’s top 10 boutique real estate firms by the “Commercial Observer” and won the “Top 31 Business Award” by the Staten Island Economic Development Corporation. Recently James was named one of the top 100 leaders in Real Estate and Construction as well as one of the top 100 innovators in Real Estate, in part due to his groundbreaking new Real Estate Software which is slated to be offered to the marketplace in the coming months.
James’ success in the Real Estate Space has resulted in several appointments by the Mayor of New York City and he currently serves as a Director of the New York City Industrial Development Agency (NYCIDA) as well as a Member of the Build NYC Resource Corporation (Build NYC) for The New York City Economic Corporation. James has built a culture of service and philanthropy. He created the “Season of Giving” donating to various charities throughout the years. Additionally, James serves on the board of Staten Island Chamber of Commerce, as a cabinet member for the Staten Island Economic Development Corporation and is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers and various Real Estate Associations. He also serves on the board of directors for CFLC (Central Family Life Center). Recently James launched PreReal, Prendamano Real Estate a state-of-the-art new age Real Estate Brokerage, Technology company, Investment fund and one of a kind Real Estate Institute.