James graduated from San Diego State University in 1993, receiving a B.S. in Finance with an emphasis in Real Estate. He worked for Grubb and Ellis while in college and moved to East County Properties / ECP Commercial in 1993. He was a sales associate/broker at ECP Commercial from 1993 to February 2001. While at ECP Commercial, James was the top producer for 1998, 1999, and 2000.
To date, James has been involved in over a billion dollars in sales and lease transactions. He is proud to be on the Board of Directors for the Boys & Girls Clubs of East County, Downtown El Cajon's CDC, and the Little House Foundation. James currently owns a number of industrial and office properties in East County.