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James Nelson

Partner, Massey Knakal

James Nelson brings to every real estate transaction he works on the determination to win, the tenacity and hard work to succeed, and the confidence that comes from years of experience in the field. At Massey Knakal Realty Services since 1998 and a partner since 2004, James has been involved in the sale of more than 200 properties and loans with an aggregate value of over $1.3 billion. He has won numerous awards and been recognized for his well earned success both inside Massey Knakal, as well as by his peers in the real estate community.

Posts by James Nelson

in The Full Nelson Feb 01, 2013

World Trade Center vs. Hudson Yards

According to the Dept of City Planning, NYC will need to accommodate over 440,000 new workers with 111M SF of office by 2025. NYC's answer: Hudson....More
in The Full Nelson Jan 20, 2013

Will 1031s Save the 2013 NYC Property Sales Volume?

I have written a lot about the effects of 2013’s anticipated capital gains increase. There is no question that there was a mass sell off in 2012 by....More
in The Full Nelson Sep 28, 2012

10 Driving Factors of the NYC Investment Sales Market

The New York City Investment Sales Market over the last three or four weeks has been nearly, and happily, reminiscent of the market in 2007. This is....More
in The Full Nelson Sep 04, 2012

The 6 Biggest Mistakes Made When Selling Property and Ways to Avoid Them

When selling a property usually you only get one chance to do so. As such, every owner should want to secure the highest price, except in a few rare....More
in The Full Nelson Jul 31, 2012

An Open Letter to Warren Buffett

Dear Mr. Buffett: I have followed you over the years and am a tremendous fan. I have always been impressed with your eye to invest in companies which....More
in The Full Nelson Jun 29, 2012


Often, first time and out-of-town buyers are shocked when I inform them that a seller will not offer a due diligence period post contract signing....More
in The Full Nelson May 17, 2012


Late last year, my company made the prediction that the NYC investment sale listing inventory would jump by as much as 30% this year. We felt that....More
in The Full Nelson Apr 25, 2012

A recent NY Times article reported about two owners who elected to sell their NYC office properties without an exclusive broker. The article will no....More
in The Full Nelson Apr 05, 2012

Village Townhouse Sales Continue to Rise

There is no doubt that the luxury residential market is soaring. According to Douglas Elliman, the average apartment sells for $2,166/SF, a 3.1%....More
in The Full Nelson Mar 22, 2012

Lack of Speculative Development Saved NYC Market

Without a doubt, the NYC property sales market has rebounded. Our office tracked $25.6B in trades last year, which was an 80% increase from 2010 and....More
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