About / Curriculum Vitae

James T. Macdonell 
Broker & Owner

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, spartan, snowboarder, outdoorsman and has traveled to 23 different countries. James volunteers his time to assists local non-profits, churches and troubled small business.

Professional Experience:

CBRE 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.

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.

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.

Sutter Hospitals- Sacramento, California
-Director of real estate/Account manager
-Officed in Sutter Hospitals Corporate Headquarters, Northern California
-Consolidations, acquisitions, lease renewals, dispositions

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, land, and investments..
-Represented shopping center owners and developers.
-Ground-up shopping center development leasing and pre-leasing.
-Notable clients and transactions include:
-FedEx Office/Kinkos
-Smart and Final Grocery Stores
-Food 4 Less
-Rite Aid
-US Postal Service
-Goodyear Tires
-Golds Gyms

Academic Background


Jesuit High School, Carmichael, California
-High School activities-football team, tennis team, soccer, knights of the alter, computer club, swimming, windsurfing band.

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
-Continuing education in Real Estate, economics, studies and symposiums.
-The Shopping Center game

Colegio San Ignacio de Loyola (Jesuit), Piura, Peru
-Emersion Studies in South American History, Culture, and Language
-Ambassador program (year+) hosted by the Rotary International
-fluent in Spanish language.

Associations and Accomplishments (past/present):

-International Council of Shopping Centers
-North Tahoe Business Association
-Finance and Investment Society
-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.