“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.
Experience and Knowledge of neighborhoods: West Village, East Village, Soho, Noho and Williamsburg.
BA University of Padua (Italy) and University of Oxford (Uk).
He is a proud ambassador for:
The Ocean Clean Up
Humane Society of US
Notes from his clients: "James was warm, welcoming and eager to assist. He made the entire experience such a pleasure!" "Knowledgeable, passionate and personable." "Finally a truly professional service, James is brilliant!"
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: "My grandparents taught me, since a very young age, the importance of respect, sacrifice and hard-work in living a successful and meaningful life. These genuine and passion filled values were born in my blood and I have carried them throughout my life journey." 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, managing and consulting for a few of the most exclusive and acclaimed restaurant groups in the City. In 2016, using his entrepreneurial skills and following his true passion for people, James founded and he is currently the active CEO of “Persone”. His firm focuses on recruiting management 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. His firm is currently the only NY hospitality recruiting company with over 150 five-star reviews.
After more than 15 years in the hospitality business, James is now joining 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 equal rights and climate change.