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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 09, 2012

421-a Certificates – Going, Going, ….

In last week's posting, I wrote on how the City's elimination of the 421-a program has all but stopped the creation of affordable housing. I'd like....More
in The Full Nelson Feb 02, 2012

When Development Sites Sell As Taxpayers

In my past postings, I've written on how the bestManhattandevelopment sites are now achieving over $650/BSF. With condos selling in the thousands per....More
in The Full Nelson Jan 26, 2012

Buy Real Estate For No Money Down

Did I get your attention? I remember years ago, Carleton Sheets made similar claims on late night infomercials. Carleton's still around, but the “No....More
in The Full Nelson Jan 19, 2012

The Turnkey Premium

It should be obvious that properties which are in great condition sell for more than those in need of repair, but by how much of a margin? Is it....More
in The Full Nelson Jan 12, 2012

Follow The Galleries

In the late 1990s,West Chelseaproperties values were less than a tenth of what they are today. The game changer for the area was the arrival of the....More
in The Full Nelson Jan 05, 2012

“Interim” Multiple Dwellings?

The Interim Multiple Dwelling program has been in existence since 1982. The program was created to protect those living in commercial and....More
in The Full Nelson Dec 24, 2011

2011 Top Ten NYC Highlights

1) The NYC property sales approach normalized 2006 levels with $25B in anticipated sales, which is three times 2009, but still off 2007's peak of $....More
in The Full Nelson Dec 22, 2011

What It Takes to Lease Retail Space

At the start of the year, my firm announced the launch of our new retail leasing division. Executive Vice President of Retail Leasing, Ben Fox led....More
in The Full Nelson Dec 15, 2011

Give More Thanks for Financing

A few weeks ago, I gave thanks for the NYC condo market which has helped fuel the recovery of the investment sales market. Equal or more credit must....More
in The Full Nelson Dec 08, 2011

NYC's New Waterfront

Although NYC's waterfront properties might not look out onto crystal blue waters, we've come a long way. Bloomberg's administration has developed....More
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