James began his career in the real estate industry in 1988, and from 1991- 2006 founded and grew one of the largest independent residential mortgage banking companies in the state of Minnesota. After selling that business, James started his own business consulting company and became certified in Business Lending and Capital Recovery. He has been a licensed Minnesota real estate broker for over 25 years and uses his experience and education to help small to medium size business owners with Commercial Real Estate Sales, Leasing, Business Capital Solutions, and Mergers & Acquisitions. James was born and raised in the Northwest suburbs of Minneapolis and has been married for over 30 years with three children and five grandchildren. James and his wife enjoy spending time with family and traveling to SW Florida in the cold Minnesota winters.