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“James brought energy and a positive attitude to marketing our apartment -- something that we did not see in other agents when we asked them to market our (somewhat dated) 1 br. James was a pleasure and was always careful to keep us informed. Most importantly, James marketed our apartment so well that it sold faster than expected (two weeks) above our asking, in a soft market! What could be a better endorsement than that!“ - William S.
“Gave us a wide listing that met our requirements, very helpful and affable. Worked within our tight time frame and we got exactly what we were looking for. Would recommend to anyone.“ - Isabella S.
Speaks four languages fluently: English, Italian, Spanish and French.
Hospitality Education and Professional Background.
Interior Design and Art Background into properties Staging
Knowledge and Understanding of all NYC Neighborhoods: in particular West and East Village, Soho, Noho and Williamsburg.
Discover more about NYC districts and communities on his video-series here: "A Walk with James"
BA University of Padua (Italy) and University of Oxford (Uk).
James serves as a board member and he is a proud ambassador of different NYC & worldwide charitable organizations as:
Abingdon Square Conservancy, The Ocean CleanUp, 4Ocean, Human Rights Campaign, Planned Parenthood, Cit Harvest, Farm Sanctuary and Humane Society of U.S.
Born in the unique and historic island of Venezia (Italy), James has been surrounded by art, architecture, international lifestyle and true hospitality his whole life. His inner passion for traveling shaped his personality and his understanding of world cultures and diversities. He continued his personal studies and work experience across Europe and North America, eventually landing in New York City over 10 years ago.
Raised working in the hospitality industry, he eagerly made his way to the top of the ladder in New York. James is the founder and CEO of “Persone;” a firm focusing on recruiting and consulting for exclusive and upscale hotels and restaurants in NYC. His company brand is, "We understand and we care", an attitude that James extends into all aspects of his personal and professional life.
After more than 15 years in the hospitality business, James joined the Compass family. He is organically bringing his experience working closely with people, sales and marketing to the Real Estate world. James' caring personality, reliability and attention to detail - in addition to his passion and understanding of New York City neighborhoods’ culture and market – shine through the way he works and he cares about his clients’ needs and happiness. James is a dynamic and active person that enjoys outdoor hiking and nature. He believes in good energy and the importance of positive attitude towards life, cultivating daily meditation, yoga and homemade healthy cooking.
When not busy running around the city for work meetings, you can find him hanging out at local farms and antiques markets, discovering new restaurants and enjoying a glass of wine at one of his neighborhood gems. James is a strong supporter of different charities and humanitarian organizations that fight for human and animal equal rights and climate change.
A video series to re-discover the secrets and charm of New York City's best neighborhoods.
All my passion and experience blending Hospitality, Lifestyle and Real Estate together.