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James Nelson

Principal, Head of Tri-State Investment Sales
Avison Young
1166 6th Avenue, 15th Floor
New York, NY 10036
212.729.7140
917.362.1485
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James Nelson is a principal, head of tri-state investment sales at Avison Young. He was previously a partner at Massey Knakal Realty Services, the biggest investment-sales brokerage in New York City in number of deals.

One of the top brokers at the firm in terms of sales, Nelson has steered the trades of approximately 300 properties with a total value of more than $2.5 billion. Notable sales have included 435 10th Avenue, 30 West 21st Street, 200 East 11th Street, 625 Broadway and 100 Vandam Street. Notable clients have included the archdiocese of New York, Bank of America, the Bromley Companies, the Related Companies, Zeckendorf Development and Toll Brothers.

Nelson focuses primarily on the East Village, Greenwich Village and Noho; and is also involved in Massey Knakal's private equity real estate fund, MKRO I.

A Bethesda, MD native, Nelson earned an English degree from Colgate and now lives in Connecticut.


02/11/19
...his own brokerage, B6 Real Estate Advisors, while James Nelson decamped to Avison Young in January. Nelson said he has a team of nearly...

...his own brokerage, B6 Real Estate Advisors, while James Nelson decamped to Avison Young in January. Nelson said he has a team of nearly...

12/28/18
...its first team in Brooklyn. Avison Young snags James Nelson Another hit to Cushman was when former Massey Knakal principal James Nelson in January...

12/20/18
...expanded as well, according to investment sales powerbroker James Nelson, a principal at Avison Young. A lot of these realities stem from the foreign...

11/15/18
...signs of slowing down,” said Avison Young’s James Nelson, who has the exclusive to market the properties. Nelson added that the portfolio offers...

...according to the RCA data. Avison Young’s James Nelson said he and his team are “laser-focused” on identifying potential Opportunity Zone sites, particularly...

10/29/18
...Earlier this year the company hired investment-sales broker James Nelson from Cushman & Wakefield. – Rich Bockmann  ...

10/08/18
...I think it was great for Bob.” Elsewhere, James Nelson left Cushman in January for Avison Young, where he’s built an investment sales...

10/04/18
...previously grabbed a big name in January, when  James Nelson joined from Cushman. Harbert’s move is meant to shore up this presence even...

10/02/18
...this year, it hired former Cushman vice chair James Nelson as principal and head of its New York metro area investment sales team and...

...I think it was great for Bob.” Elsewhere, James Nelson left Cushman in January for Avison Young, where he’s built an investment sales...

09/17/18
...number of Massey Knakal alumnae. And in January, James Nelson joined Avison Young, where he’s built an i-sales team of nearly three dozen...

09/13/18
...expanded as well, according to investment sales powerbroker James Nelson, a principal at Avison Young. A lot of these realities stem from the foreign...

09/04/18
...Young’s Tri-State Investment Sales Group, led by James Nelson, brokered the deal. Nelson said Joshua Caspi was the main point of contact on...

...expanded as well, according to investment sales powerbroker James Nelson, a principal at Avison Young. A lot of these realities stem from the foreign...

08/28/18
...In the first half of the year alone, James Nelson defected from Cushman & Wakefield and headed to Avison Young, and top Eastdil Secured...

08/08/18
...In the first half of the year alone, James Nelson defected from Cushman & Wakefield and headed to Avison Young, and top Eastdil Secured...

...In the first half of the year alone, James Nelson defected from Cushman & Wakefield and headed to Avison Young, and top Eastdil Secured...

07/24/18
...for $100 million, is all but gone. Power broker James Nelson decamped in January for Avison Young, where he’s now building up a 30-person...

07/16/18
...in the city. Most recently, the brokerage poached James Nelson from Cushman to bolster its investment sales platform...

07/10/18
...James Nelson and NYC skyline (Credit: Avison Young and Pixabay) Manhattan’s tumbling investment-sales market appears...

07/02/18
...for $100 million, is all but gone. Power broker James Nelson decamped in January for Avison Young, where he’s now building up a 30-person...

...for $100 million, is all but gone. Power broker James Nelson decamped in January for Avison Young, where he’s now building up a 30-person...

06/27/18
...team, Avison Young hired Cushman & Wakefield’s James Nelson, and Bob Knakal was “terminated” from Cushman. Eastern Consolidated’s brokers are also on...

06/25/18
...s new expense policy. Former Massey Knakal principal James Nelson left Cushman earlier this year for Avison Young, where he’s been building up...
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  • Event Sales
  • Address 190 Prince Street
  • Neighborhood Soho
  • Borough Manhattan
  • Square feet 10,246
  • Price $ 19,000,000
  • Price per foot $ 1,195.00
  • Publication Date 12/10/2018
  • Event Date 12/05/2018
  • Party 1 Church of Saint Anthony of Padua
  • Party 1 Brokerage Avison Young
  • Party 1 Broker Brandon Polakoff, James Nelson
  • Party 2 Anton Sehnaoui
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The buyer acquired the Soho property for $19 million.
  • Event Sales
  • Address 14 Second Avenue
  • Neighborhood East Village
  • Borough Manhattan
  • Square feet 15,042
  • Price $ 7,000,000
  • Publication Date 11/03/2018
  • Event Date 11/01/2018
  • Party 1 Second Phoenix Holding
  • Party 1 Brokerage Avison Young
  • Party 1 Broker James Nelson, Brandon Polakoff, Toku Saito
  • Party 2 Station Companies
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The buyer bought the East Village property for $7 million.
  • Event Sales
  • Address 212 East 125th Street
  • Neighborhood East Harlem
  • Borough Manhattan
  • Square feet 15,450
  • Price $ 10,000,000
  • Publication Date 11/03/2018
  • Event Date 11/01/2018
  • Party 1 Second Phoenix Holding
  • Party 1 Brokerage Avison Young
  • Party 1 Broker James Nelson, Brandon Polakoff, Toku Saito
  • Party 2 Hakimian Organization, Certes Partners
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The buyer purchased the East Harlem portfolio for $10 million.
  • Event Sales
  • Address 277 Lorimer Street
  • Neighborhood East Williamsburg
  • Borough Brooklyn
  • Square feet 329,000
  • Price $ 54,300,000
  • Publication Date 10/22/2018
  • Event Date 10/16/2018
  • Party 1 Blesso Properties, Park-it Management
  • Party 1 Brokerage JLL
  • Party 1 Broker Brendan Maddigan, Ethan Stanton, James Nelson
  • Party 2 The Collective
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The buyer secured the East Williamsburg property for $54.3 million.
  • Event Sales
  • Address 135 Bowery
  • Neighborhood Lower East Side
  • Borough Manhattan
  • Square feet 33,787
  • Price $ 48,000,000
  • Publication Date 09/07/2018
  • Event Date 09/04/2018
  • Party 1 Caspi Development
  • Party 1 Brokerage Avison Young
  • Party 1 Broker James Nelson
  • Party 2 Marx Realty
  • Party 2 Brokerage Avison Young
  • Party 2 Broker James Nelson
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The buyer secured the Lower East Side portfolio for $48 million.
  • Event Sales
  • Address 420 Fifth Avenue
  • Neighborhood Garment District
  • Borough Manhattan
  • Square feet 18,000
  • Price $ 18,000,000
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The college bought a full floor condo unit in the Garment District building for $18 million.
  • Event Sales
  • Address 420 Fifth Avenue
  • Neighborhood Garment District
  • Borough Manhattan
  • Square feet 36,000
  • Price $ 36,000,000
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The Italian eyewear company bought two full floor condo units in the Garment District building for $36 million.
  • Event Sales
  • Address 42-31 Bell Boulevard
  • Neighborhood Bayside
  • Borough Queens
  • Square feet 8,000
  • Price $ 13,500,000
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The buyer acquird the 1-story building in Bayside for $13.5 million.
  • Event Sales
  • Address 42-31 Bell Boulevard
  • Neighborhood Bayside
  • Borough Queens
  • Square feet 8,000
  • Price $ 13,500,000
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The buyer acquird the 1-story building in Bayside for $13.5 million.
  • Event Sales
  • Address 222-224 West 21st Street
  • Neighborhood Chelsea
  • Borough Manhattan
  • Square feet 22,437
  • Price $ 29,500,000
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The multifamily asset sold for $29.5 million.
  • Event Sales
  • Address 407-409 East 70th Street
  • Neighborhood Upper East Side
  • Borough Manhattan
  • Square feet 15,000
  • Price $ 17,000,000
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The medical office building sold for $17 million.
  • Event Sales
  • Address 20 West Street
  • Neighborhood Chelsea
  • Borough Manhattan
  • Square feet 9,575
  • Price $ 5,500,000
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The retail condominium sold for $5.5 million.
  • Event Sales
  • Address 107 West 17th Street
  • Neighborhood Chelsea
  • Borough Manhattan
  • Square feet 4,658
  • Price $ 6,650,000
  • Price per foot $ 1,427.65
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The mix-use building sold for $6.65 million.
  • Event Sales
  • Address 1061, 1073, 1089 East 73rd Street
  • Neighborhood Bergen Beach
  • Borough Brooklyn
  • Square feet 168,000
  • Price $ 50,000,000
  • Price per foot $ 297.62
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The portfolio sold for $50 million and included 1054, 1070 and 1086 Bergen Avenue.
  • Event Sales
  • Address 51 White Street
  • Neighborhood Tribeca
  • Borough Manhattan
  • Square feet 20,670
  • Price $ 22,000,000
  • Price per foot $ 1,064.34
  • Publication Date 06/01/2016
  • Event Date 05/18/2016
  • Party 1 R.A. Cohen & Associates
  • Party 1 Brokerage Cushman & Wakefield
  • Party 1 Broker James Nelson, Will Suarez, David Shalom
  • Party 2 51 White Street LLC
  • Party 2 Brokerage Vertex Realty Group
  • Party 2 Broker David Friedman
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The loft building sold for $22 million.
  • Event Sales
  • Address 1110 Oak Point Avenue
  • Neighborhood Hunts Point
  • Borough Bronx
  • Square feet 875,000
  • Price $ 24,000,000
  • Price per foot $ 27.43
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The development site sold for $24 million.
  • Event Sales
  • Address 263-277 South 5th Street
  • Neighborhood Williamsburg
  • Borough Brooklyn
  • Square feet 230,000
  • Price $ 80,000,000
  • Price per foot $ 347.83
  • Publication Date 05/01/2016
  • Event Date 03/17/2016
  • Party 1 Dime Savings Bank of Williamsburgh
  • Party 1 Brokerage Cushman & Wakefield
  • Party 1 Broker James Nelson, Brendan Maddigan, Matt Nickerson
  • Party 2 Tavros Development Partners, Charney Construction and Development, 1 Oak Development
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The property sold for $80 million.
  • Event Sales
  • Address 123 Linden Boulevard
  • Neighborhood Flatbush
  • Borough Brooklyn
  • Square feet 33,145
  • Price $ 18,500,000
  • Price per foot $ 558.15
  • Publication Date 04/01/2016
  • Event Date 02/15/2016
  • Party 1 New York Congregational Center for Community Life
  • Party 1 Brokerage Cushman & Wakefield
  • Party 1 Broker James Nelson, Matt Nickerson
  • Party 2 123 Linden Holdings
  • Party 2 Brokerage Cushman & Wakefield
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The 4-story building sold for $18.5 million.
  • Event Sales
  • Address 95 Chambers Street
  • Neighborhood Lower Manhattan
  • Borough Manhattan
  • Square feet 12,638
  • Price $ 17,700,000
  • Price per foot $ 1,400.54
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The retail condominium sold for $17.7 million.
  • Event Sales
  • Address 9 DeKalb
  • Neighborhood Downtown Brooklyn
  • Borough Brooklyn
  • Square feet 70,000
  • Price $ 90,000,000
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The property sold for $90 million.
  • Event Sales
  • Address 337 Lafayette Street
  • Neighborhood NoHo
  • Borough Manhattan
  • Square feet 9,789
  • Price $ 20,750,000
  • Price per foot $ 2,119.73
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The development site, which includes 16,275 buildable square feet, sold for $20,750,000.
  • Event Sales
  • Address 1961 Adam Clayton Powell Boulevard
  • Neighborhood Central Harlem
  • Borough Manhattan
  • Price $ 3,500,000
  • Event Sales
  • Address 410 West 36th Street
  • Neighborhood Hudson Yards
  • Borough Manhattan
  • Square feet 9,745
  • Price $ 6,700,000
  • Price per foot $ 687.53
  • Event Sales
  • Address 71 Fourth Avenue
  • Neighborhood Greenwich Village
  • Borough Manhattan
  • Square feet 25,573
  • Price $ 20,000,000
  • Price per foot $ 782.07
  • Publication Date 09/01/2015
  • Event Date 07/23/2015
  • Party 1 Brokerage Cushman & Wakefield
  • Party 1 Broker James Nelson, Mitchell Levine
  • Party 2 joint venture of NAVA Companies, Savitar Realty Advisors, William & Sons Group and LePera Equities
  • Event Sales
  • Address 1821-1837 Richmond Avenue
  • Neighborhood Bulls Head
  • Borough Staten Island
  • Square feet 84,000
  • Price $ 1,300,000
  • Price per foot $ 15.48
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