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Massey Knakal's James P. Nelson Honored As Salesperson Of The Year


Having completed  28 sales worth over $278 million, James P. Nelson has earned Massey Knakal’s prestigious 2013 Gerald W. Bridges Award for company-wide Salesperson of the Year and the Ofer Yardeni Award for Manhattan Salesperson of the Year. This is the seventh time he and his team have won the company-wide Salesperson of the Year award.

“We are immensely proud of James Nelson and his team for once again winning the MK Salesperson of Year award.  James and his team win this company-wide award consistently because, despite having as many as 50 listings at any given time, they flawlessly execute for each and every one of their clients,” said Massey Knakal CEO Paul J. Massey, Jr.

James works with a dedicated team of associates who help support his business. The most senior include Mitchell Levine, Caroline Hannigan, Matt Nickerson, Brandon Polakoff, David Shalom and Matthew Tarpley.

James brings to every real estate transaction he works on the determination to win, the tenacity and hard work to succeed, and the confidence that comes from years of experience in the field. At Massey Knakal Realty Services since 1998 and a partner since 2004, James has been involved in the sale of more than 280 properties and loans with an aggregate value of over $2.1 billion. He has won numerous awards and been recognized for his well-earned success both inside Massey Knakal, as well as by his peers in the real estate community. In 2011, he was included by The Real Deal as one of the Top 35 and Under NYC Real Estate Players and was recently ranked as the #1 Top NYC Deal Maker by LoopNet, an on-line Commercial Real Estate Publication.

His market knowledge extends across a wide range of properties including townhouses, apartment buildings, retail stores, and development sites. Most recently, James sold a gas station located at 239 Tenth Avenue in Chelsea achieving a record breaking price for the area. His access to the largest audience of qualified bidders enabled him to successfully close on the $34 million Bleecker Street retail portfolio, garnering the third highest price per square foot ever paid in the U.S. at that time. His other noteworthy sales have included: 102-08 West 57th Street to Hilton Land Vacations for $63,000,000; 625 Broadway for $60,900,000; The Portman Portfolio for $55,000,000; the 99 year land lease of 10-12 Bond Street valued at over $60,000,000; the Tristar Portfolio for $49,925,000; the Bleecker Street Retail Portfolio for $34,000,000; the former VillageCare Nursing Home for slightly over $33,000,000; and 100 Vandam Street for $27,500,000.

James’ involvement in the real estate community extends beyond the walls of Massey Knakal. He has taught as an adjunct professor and is currently a guest lecturer at New York University’s Continuing Education program. He is also a member, panelist, and instructor for the Real Estate Board of New York.

Massey Knakal is a diversified real estate company, exclusively representing owners in the sale, retail lease and financing of their properties. With over 150 employees, four offices and thorough coverage of the five boroughs of New York City, Westchester County, Long Island and New Jersey, Massey Knakal dominates the New York metropolitan area's property transaction marketplace.

02/18/2014 - 11:35


Cushman & Wakefield Capital Markets Group New York

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