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  • James Emden, Agent in NYC - Compass

    James Emden

    Vice Chairman | Licensed Associate Real Estate Broker

    Commercial Observer

    Commercial Property Executive

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    The Ohio State University, BA, Business

    New York University, Real Estate Institute

    About James

    James has worked in real estate nearly his entire life, completing transactions valued at $2 billion globally, including several of New York City’s most significant leases of their particular years. This long tenure and successful track record gives him an understanding of the history and impact of market dynamics in a city where real estate is one of the most important and financially-impactful decisions a company can make. His sophisticated lease structuring and collaborative negotiation style have resulted in long-term, multi-market relationships and accelerated client success across multiple assignments. James constantly seeks to evolve his capabilities and service methodology in reflection of the changing real estate market and industry. He taps into new resources and engages in strategic professional partnerships to ensure clients have the information and expertise necessary to maximize all opportunities. James has represented tenants from nearly every industry and size range over his 40-year career.