Born and raised in Nebraska, Jim came to Chicago real estate in the late 1990s with Heartland values, a passion for excellence and a full portfolio of customer service skills. He grew up in a family of builders and graduated from the University of Nebraska-Kearney in 1990 with a degree in Business Administration.
Out of college, he worked in the call center management/customer service industry, providing third-party customer service and marketing support for premier companies such at AT&T, Costco, American Express, Allstate and GE.
But sawdust was in his blood, and when a Chicago condo developer who had sold Jim a unit began recruiting him to join his sales team, Jim followed his passion. He left the customer service industry behind and, over the past 13 years, has developed an expertise in urban real estate.
Jim first worked with one of Chicago 's largest north-side builders, before joining the CRF Marketing Team at another large firm in 2007. In August of 2008, he joined the new Jameson and leads JM Partners within Jameson Sotheby's, a group of like minded real estate professionals that assist him with his individual brokerage clients and developments.
In May of 2013, Jim assumed the role of Managing Broker and Chief Operating Officer at Jameson Sotheby's International Realty. Not unlike his passion to assist his clients, Jim excels at managing an operations staff and developing and assisting fellow real estate professionals. His years in management and on the front line as a top producing sales professional have prepared him for this exciting and important role within the Chicago real estate community. In 2013, the Lincoln Park office that he manages produced nearly 1 billion in sales and was ranked as the #1 office in Illinois.
Jim has lived in Lincoln Park for 19 years where he now lives with his wife and young family.