Buying, owning or leasing commercial property and business real estate are complex and require a knowledgeable, experienced professional with the expertise to maximize your investment and problem solve the complicated twists, multiple deadlines and  execute a winning negotiation strategy to successfully complete your transaction, which may involve layers of  buyers/sellers/tenants, multiple escrows, bidding scenarios, financing, design-construction, and multiple purchase or lease contracts to understand. Contact us to discuss your property or business goals

Northern California / San Francisco / Silicon Valley / Tahoe Regional 


*Represented ownership group of Joerger Ranch development (lodging, office park, retail), listed and negotiated the sale of 80 acres of commercial land for the new Truckee Raley’s Shopping Center Development. Link:  Read more...

*Long term acquisitions representative business broker & real estate broker for private equity fund purchasing 20+ Chevron and ARCO properties in Northern California. Read More

*Leased retail space to Zuri CafĂ© in the New Moon Foods Grocery plaza.

*O'Reilly Auto Parts opens 8,000 sq.ft. superstore in the Truckee Save Mart Shopping Center. Read more

-Sold commercial property to Tahoe Forest Hospital, for cardiac center expansion.

*Sold 150 room Best Western real estate and business operations(convention center, bar, 2 restaurants in Northern California. 

Consultant with corporate buyers/sellers on multiple Lake Tahoe area 300+ room lodging properties.

*Sold the 9,000 square foot Chevys Restaurant Building in South Lake TahoeRead more...

*Represented Kimco Realty Estate Investment Trust. Awarded lease listing contract for the 175,000 square foot Save Mart-CVS Shopping Center in Truckee. Recruited businesses to occupy commercial/industrial space, negotiated and arranged leases. Read more...

*Awarded leasing contract for the 45,000 square foot New Moon Grocery Anchored Shopping Center in Truckee. Leased-up vacancies for 100% occupancy. 

*Represented Kimco Realty Estate Investment Trust. Awarded listing contract for the 180,000 square foot Safeway / Rite Aid Drug anchored commercial shopping center in Truckee, CA. Marketed, Sourced, Negotiated & arranged leases for 100% occupancy. Read more...

*Named acquisition broker for off-shore private equity fund.

*Leased 8,000 sq.ft. shopping center space to Blue Zone Sports superstore in the Truckee Save Mart Shopping Center Read more...

*Represented buyers of Deerfield Road shopping plaza (Truckee) in live auction.

*Leased 4,500 sq.ft. space to Bare Bones Workwear in the Safeway Shopping Center Truckee.Read more...

*Leased relocation space to Subway Sandwiches in the Truckee Crossroads Shopping Center.

*Represented Pullen Realty in purchase of Truckee commercial office building  

*Leased 6,000 sq.ft to The Office Boss in the Safeway Shopping Center Truckee

*100% leased New Moon Foods Grocery Shopping Center Truckee.

*100% leased Donner Center Shopping Plaza Truckee

*Acquisition broker purchased Shell Gas Station for Bay Area Investment group.

*Leased and negotiated Taco Bell  express restaurant in the Tahoe City Safeway/CVS Shopping Center.

*Truckee-Tahoe's Moonshine Ink reports Truckee commercial real estate market overview and conducts interview with James Macdonell. See the article Read more...

*James Macdonell asked to join the NTBA North Lake Tahoe economic vitality committee/board to create a vision of the future of business in North Tahoe and implement that vision.

*Represented Studio Tahoe Yoga with relocation / expansion into 3,000sf industrial flex studio space for largest yoga studio in the Tahoe-Truckee region.

*James Macdonell asked to join Truckee Tomorrow...The Truckee economic redevelopment board consisting of top area business leaders, politicians, and CEO's tasked with branding the region and recruiting knowledge based companies and entrepreneurs to the area.

*Leased 3,500 sq.ft. to Tahoe Mountain Sports relocation to the Truckee Safeway Shopping Center.

*Ongoing Property Management consultant for 36 square mile mixed use land parcel.

*Represented the leasing for the 20,000 sq.ft. Phoenix Office Building in Truckee. Leased office space to two Silicon Valley internet .com companies and a real estate company.

*Sothebys International real estate hires James Macdonell to represent their 
various commercial project interests.

*Negotiated lease for Sears Homestore Truckee.

*Verizon Wireless locates to Gateway Truckee Shopping Center

*James Macdonell represents The Money Store corporate real estate and call centers through it's acquisition by First Union Bank and Wacovia Bank. He relocates the First Union Bank national HQ from the Zigarat Building in Sacramento to a new office campus in Roseville..118,000 square foot transaction which was the largest commercial real estate lease of the year in Northern California..

*James Macdonell acquires or relocates branch offices for Charles Schwab Corporation in the following locations:  Chicago-IL, Manhattan-New York, Dallas-TX, San Francisco-CA, Miami-FL, Los Angeles-CA, Newport Beach-CA, Sacramento-CA, San Diego-CA, Phoenix-AZ, Fort Worth-TX, China, Palm Desert-CA...and 65 other locations

Other Transactions

-FedEx Office/Kinkos
-Smart and Final Grocery Stores
-Food 4 Less
-Rite Aid
-US Postal Service
-Goodyear Tires
-Golds Gyms