James White, Agent in NYC - Compass

James White

Licensed Associate Real Estate Broker | Member, President's Circle

About James

Jim White has excelled in the New York City real estate business for the last 30+ years, garnering unparalleled experience, record-breaking results, and the respect of clients and colleagues alike. He has assisted discerning buyers and sellers in achieving their real estate goals, skillfully negotiating and closing on every type of residence - from the grandest, most prestigious New York homes to the simplest Manhattan studio.

Uptown to downtown, east to west, tower to townhouse, condo or co-op, Jim knows the city and its inventory like the back of his hand. He is the quintessential New Yorker and professional, whose top priority is developing strong relationships with his clients, and serving their best interests. Jim specializes on both sides of the Park with a substantial number of luxury sales on Central Park West, Park and Fifth Avenues, as well as multimillion dollar sales in Chelsea, Tribeca, and Brooklyn. Highlights include record numbers of sales at record prices in such premier buildings as 336 Central Park West, 770 and 1000 Park Ave, and 812 Fifth Ave, where he has sold four of the last five A-lines facing the Park. Yet it's not just the numbers or awards that matter; what mean even more are the glowing testimonials, and ongoing repeat and referral business that attest to his outstanding work.

"It's all about communication, presentation and strategy," says Jim, who is relentless in getting the deal done smoothly and graciously. This, coupled with his keen ability to connect people and places, to reduce the "noise" of negotiations, and get down to the essentials of any transaction make him an invaluable real estate partner.

A former vice president at a large New York commercial bank, Jim honed his skills working with Fortune 500 companies in the US and abroad. Having served as the president of his own co-op board lent to a deeper understanding that, "it is a mix of people, not plaster that makes this city great."

Born and raised near Orlando, Florida, Jim graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a B.S. degree in Business Administration. He speaks fluent Spanish, and has a second home in Madrid. Reading, languages, music, and travel are among his favorite interests.


Subject: Endorsement for Jim White | October 9, 2013 
To Whom It May Concern, 

"I have benefitted greatly from working with Jim White on five major residential real estate transactions in Manhattan. Jim combines a strong work ethic, great strategic direction, a gracious manner, and proven methodology. Jim brings a powerful blend of experience, hard work, creativity, and smart counsel to both the buying and selling process. He knows the New York market extremely well, and has cultivated a strong network of professionals. Jim has developed a highly professional and effective approach, which entails a carefully researched plan. His strategic thinking is impeccable and he instills confidence and clarity to a process that can often be complicated and difficult to understand. He provides solid and reasoned advice in a most graceful manner and helps you to understand your goals and options. In each of our many transactions, Jim’s work has exceeded expectations. He truly makes miracles happen. I would enthusiastically recommend Jim White for any major Manhattan residential real estate transaction." Sincerely, Robert Kissane, CCS, Consulting 

26 November 2018
To Whom It May Concern,

"My wife and I were fortunate to have Jim White as the broker nearly a decade ago on a complicated set of transactions that ended up allowing us to move from Park Slope in Brooklyn to the Upper West Side. We needed to sell a brownstone in Brooklyn, and to find and close on an apartment on the Upper West Side. Throughout both transactions, Jim was on top of all the details and was an honest and transparent representative for me and for my wife. When first the buyer of our Brooklyn townhouse, and then the seller of our Manhattan apartment, threw up obstacles Jim was excellent at getting things back on track, and preserving our position in the deals. We were so impressed with the way Jim handled our situation that we recommended him to two friends, both of whom were similarly pleased with both his representation and with the final results. On a personal level, I can say with confidence that Jim is an honest, straightforward and diligent agent who deals well with the quirks of buyers and sellers alike, stays focused on getting his clients the best result available, and is willing to go beyond the usual broker role if necessary (one of the people to whom we recommended him wound up having him negotiate the exit of someone subletting their condo so that a sale could go forward, and then making sure the apartment was in proper condition for the purchasers’ “walk-through”). I’ve been working in the real estate industry (not in brokerage) for nearly forty years, and have seen numerous brokers in action. I can confidently say that Jim is among the best and most professional brokers I’ve encountered over the years." - Arthur Margon

"I spend most of my days in negotiations. I know a good negotiator when I see one, and Jim is a great one." - Stanley B. 

"Most importantly, my loft was the first to sell of three similar lofts on my block that hit the market at the same time. I attribute this to Jim's sense of timing and strategy and his diligence, perseverance and close contact with interested buyers and brokers. I also attribute this to the fact that Jim has such excellent relationship skills. He is very easy to work with, accessible, patient and an excellent listener. I felt he was a true partner at every step." - Patricia R. 

"We could not have asked for a better working relationship or better outcome." - Lisa and Jonathan B. 

"Jim has an encyclopedic knowledge of buildings, both on the east and west sides and knows their boards. I love working with him. He's got a fabulous sense of humor." - Bunny W.

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