About James

As a long-term, adopted New Yorker, real estate expert James Hall balances his hardworking, disciplined style with a genuine passion for service. He's the co-founder of The Halls NYC Team, alongside his wife Anna, and he consistently delivers an exceptional client experience guided by integrity, knowledge and skill.

James honed his business acumen during a long career on Wall Street where he specialized in FX and interest rate trading and institutional sales. He started two broker-dealers and was involved in all aspects of operations, contracts and sales working with institutions, hedge funds, family offices and ultra-high net worth clients. James has a deep understanding of global financial markets and a deftness with technology and analysis. By taking a private banking approach to real estate, he consistently delivers the total discretion and a calm, attentive demeanor that are integral to his clients' success.

James works with buyers and sellers at all price-points — from studios to trophy townhouses. In fact, his first deal was the Scribner Mansion, a 25-foot-wide historical house that sold at the full asking price of $22.5 million in the first week. It was an extremely complex deal with multiple parties involved, and The Halls NYC Team ushered the transaction to its conclusion smoothly and effectively. James and Anna can be trusted to deliver that same elite level of attention to every client, believing that is the key to their success and long-term customer loyalty.

Born in the U.K. and raised in the Caribbean, Europe and U.S., James learned early on the challenges of relocating, and he keeps those experience top of mind while striving to make his clients' transitions as seamless as possible. He compares being a great agent with that of being an alpine guide, ushering clients past challenges, remaining focused on the goal while always being sure to enjoy the journey itself.

James and Anna reside on the Upper East Side and enjoy spending time in the Hudson Valley. His interests include skiing, hiking and playing guitar.


“Thank you so much for everything. You handled everything so perfectly and everything went impossibly smoothly." - From seller at 1075 Park Avenue

"You both are so incredible. Thank you so very much for all of your help every step of the way. It has been such a huge effort on your parts and you have been so kind and patient and SO SMART! We cannot believe we have the apartment and you both did all of this so totally perfectly. We can't wait to thank you many times over in the years ahead. You have been wonderful to us and so incredibly calm and brilliant through it all. We admire the apartment on a more than daily basis. We could never thank you enough." - From buyers at 1075 Park

“I want to thank you for all the extraordinary help you gave over the difficult times from search to close. The place is bigger than I remembered and has all the wow I wanted.”

James Hall’s Recent Transactions