About Us | Curriculum Vitae

We won’t settle for mediocrity. Neither should you. Our customers, clients and broker relationships demand an experienced, attentive, dedicated professional. We leverage our intimate market knowledge to complement our customers’ changing needs in this dynamic marketplace. We have a full range of commercial real estate expertise from 23 years of commercial real estate brokerage experience gained from working with elite regional, national and global commercial and corporate real estate firms to help you implement your business objectives whether it is finding a local facility for your business or coordinating a national roll-out of commercial facilities…. refreshing the tenant mix in your shopping center -or- assisting with your portfolio of properties.....from Main Street to Wall Street.
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James T. Macdonell 

James shares his time between work and charitable causes including animal adoption, animal rescue, programs for the homeless, and mentoring 'at-risk' kids. He is an avid mountain biker, runner, sailor, tri-athlete, snowboarder, outdoors-man and has traveled and/or lived in 23 different countries.

James volunteers his time to assists local non-profits, churches and troubled small business.

Professional Experience:

United Systems Integrators Corporate Real Estate - San Francisco, California
-International corporate real estate advisory firm.
-Director of real estate and account manager/broker
-Advised publicly traded and fortune 500 firms with their commercial real estate portfolios.
-Sourced, located, negotiated, and acquired a portfolio of facilities throughout the United States.
-Clients: Toshiba, Computer Sciences Corporation, Malcolm Pirnie, Fresenius, Boeing Aerospace.

Charles Schwab Company - San Francisco, California
-Officed on the 23rd floor in Schwab’s Corporate Headquarters with Schwabs executive officers at 101 Montgomery Street, San Francisco.
-Responsible for new acquisitions and lease renewals of a nationwide portfolio of 300 Schwab facilities in over 30 states including: branch offices, back-office facilities, call centers, Latin American & Chinese branch offices.
-Attended all staff meetings and interacted at the Executive Vice Presidential level.
-Established relationships with national institutional office building owners to streamline lease process.

Sutter Hospitals- Sacramento, California
-Officed in Sutter Hospitals Corporate Headquarters, Sacramento.
-Consolidations, acquisitions, lease renewals.

Park Capital Properties Inc. - San Francisco, California
-Principal and Broker.
-Advised publicly traded and private firms with commercial real estate and office facility acquisition, disposition, lease acquisition strategies, occupancy cost reduction strategies.
-Clients: Wacovia Bank, First Union Bank, Diamond Center, AgEx.com,
Otis MacAllister, Esquire Legal.

Parker Stevenson Commercial Brokerage - Sacramento, California
-Awarded with over ten awards as company top-producer.
-Represented the leasing and sales of over 50 shopping centers.
-Represented shopping center owners and developers.
-Ground-up shopping center development leasing and pre-leasing.
-Notable clients and transactions include:
-FedEx Office/Kinkos
-Staples
-Smart and Final Grocery Stores
-Food 4 Less
-Rite Aid
-US Postal Service
-Goodyear Tires
-Golds Gyms

Trammell Crow Company – Dallas, Texas
-Responsibilities included leasing of ground-up new construction developments.
-Tenant acquisition and lease coordination.
-Negotiated over 200 leases.
-Largest real estate Company in the world at the time.
-Award for top regional leasing agent.

Academic Background

Education:

San Diego State University, San Diego, California
-Bachelor of Sciences degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in International Business and Economics.
(minor degree emphasis in both Humanities/European History -and- Business Conducted in Spanish)

-Elected National Honorary representing the University Housing System
-Resident Adviser and Student Counselor for 400 student housing complex for three years.
-Finance and Investment Society.
-Editor of all-campus housing newsletter.
-Core Leadership Group appointee.
-Volunteer Counselor and Rock Climbing Instructor working with inner city children for seven summers throughout college, Camp JCA, Malibu, California

University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California
-Real Estate Economics, studies and symposiums.
-The Shopping Center game

Universidad de San Ignacio de Loyola (Jesuit), Lima, Peru
-Emersion Studies in South American History, Culture, and Language

Jesuit High School, Carmichael, California

-High School activities-Football team, Tennis team, Soccer, Knights of the Alter, Computer Club, Swimming.

Associations and Accomplishments (past/present):

-International Council of Shopping Centers
-North Lake Tahoe and Truckee Chambers’ of Commerce
-North Tahoe Business Association
-Finance and Investment Society
-Principal of Morrison Alexander www.MorrisonForensic.com  consulting.
-Commercial Broker of the year nomination (Northern California) Association of Commercial Real Estate.
-Contributing writer and analyst for Western Commercial Real Estate News Magazine.
-#3 World Windsurfing Champion.
-Achieved Eagle Scout at the age of 13. Boy Scout association of America.