In 2009, Mike James graduated college with a degree in marketing and an understanding of commercial
real estate that could be described as rudimentary, at best. But soon after, he found that he had a passion
for identifying untapped investment opportunities and the determination to forge his own path in a
niche sector of commercial real estate.
It is those characteristics, and his vision of creating a new-age brokerage firm, with a sharp focus on
hypermarket specialization and innovative information technology, that drove him to found James
Capital Advisors in 2018.
Based in Los Angeles, James Capital Advisors is an authority in innovative real estate investment sales
strategies. As a national advisory firm, the firm’s success is attributed to hyper-market specialization,
integrated information technology, and a client management approach that ensures a
unique singular advisor client experience.
With over a decade of professional experience, James boasts an undeniable track
record of success in managing large portfolio sale-leaseback transactions. A graduate
of the Argyros School of Business and Economics, he shares his expertise with his
clients, advising them on matters great and small in the world of commercial real
estate mergers and acquisitions.
James Capital Advisors is on pace to more than triple its market share in 2019.
The firm has experienced 250% growth going from 16 to 40 employees in its
first year of operation. James created the firm with a commitment to collaboration. He founded James Capital Advisors with a policy to split fees 50/50 with
all buyers’ agents on their listings. “This brokerage views buyers’ brokers as
clients and welcomes outside offers as they allow the company to develop new
relationships, which translates into positive results for actual clients of James
Capital Advisors. Many people don’t realize this about Mike, but every single
dollar he has made in commercial real estate has been earned through a
cold call,” said one colleague.
Raised in a family of developers and construction executives, Becky Sullivan has literally worked her way up from the bottom from an
entry-level job as assistant to DJM President Lindsay Parton to the position of COO of DJM Capital Partners Inc., a private real estate
equity and development firm based in San Jose, CA. In her earlier roles, she learned the business from the bottom up, starting with
managing $50 million of construction to finish the Bella Terra project for DJM. Within a year of working for
Lindsay, Sullivan was named a project manager and began managing an entire development process
for the Montgomery Ward property adjacent to Bella Terra, with more than 200,000 square feet
of retail and 467 apartments approved within 18 month of commencing.
During her 14 years at DJM, she has demonstrated exceptional talent and determination
while overseeing some of the largest and most complex projects undertaken by the firm.
She has proven herself to be a creative, focused, detail-oriented leader capable of driving
large-scale initiatives while creating a creative and collaborative work environment that
is well-positioned for growth.
As COO, she is tasked with managing all processes and procedures across of DJM’s
sales, marketing and development teams. She is in charge of enhancing and improving communication between DJM’s 45 employees and institutional partners. In addition, she manages recruitment and staffing for all of DJM’s projects.
Her influence on the team is undeniable. With several offices across California,
she has been able to unify the company through her management style of empowering others. Each employee at DJM is instilled with an “entrepreneurial spirit”
that comes right from the top. Because of this unique approach to management
she has been able to create clarity through communication paired with empowerment. Her colleagues says she leads by example and is someone that has always
worked hard and pursued excellence. “Having someone like her in her position
that showcases the meaning of hard work is extremely important. Leading by
example and inspiring others through empowerment is the quickest way to
success as a leader and as an organization that is focused on growth and