James Ross2018-12-12T20:50:27+00:00

James Ross

NAI CIR James Ross

James Ross

Associate Broker

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Scope of Service Experience

With over 40 years experience, Jim Ross has become one of Harrisburg’s most skilled negotiators. His expertise, though well versed in both sale and lease transactions, is in the language and knowledge of complicated leases, financing packages and investment analysis. He is also sought after for his knowledge and experience with zoning and land development.

In 2014, according to the Central PA Business Journal, he negotiated the largest lease by SF in Greater Harrisburg, PA-147,500 SF of warehouse space at 3500 Industrial Road, Harrisburg.

Background & Experience

Associate Broker affiliated with NAI CIR since 1977, Jim Ross has been in real estate brokerage since 1971. Jim has gained extensive knowledge of zoning and land development from both his long experience with real estate investors and a government perspective of zoning and land development as a past elected Susquehanna Township Commissioner. Possessing the knowledge and understanding from both sides of the transaction, he provides an unsurpassed service to his clients. He is known for his integrity, work ethic and dedication to this industry. Jim also serves on the Board of Directors of General Trade Corporation, a basic resource material handling company based in Pittsburgh, PA (suburban Pittsburgh) and as Senior Managing Director of Gulf Trading & Transport, LLC. He is also a former Adjunct Professor of Real Estate-Harrisburg Area Community College. Jim Ross has also enhanced his value by serving the community, contributing his time and energy to many charitable organizations. Though too many to mention them all, currently he dedicates his time to: -Cumberland County Planning Commission, Member and Vice Chairman -PA Association of REALTORS Director -Greater Harrisburg Association of REALTORS Professional Standards Committee, Government Affairs Committee and GHAR Ombudsman -Ashler, Inc. – nonprofit supportive organization to Families United Network, Inc.-Co-founder, Board Member and Vice Chairman -Gaudenzia DELTA Community-Chairman of Advisory Board Some former volunteer nonprofit activies include: – Families United Network, Inc. (Co-founder, former Chairman for 10 years and former Board Member) a nonprofit state-wide foster care agency that also offers a residential treatment center for teenage children, adoption services and daycare services. -DELTA Community, Inc. (Co-founder, first President and Board Member) A local nonprofit transitional housing and life skills management program for single parent homeless families) – Central PA Friends of Jazz, Life Member, former Vice President and Board Member – University of Pittsburgh Alumni Association Life Member and Member-1787 Society – West Shore Chamber of Commerce, former Vice President and Board Member


– University of Pittsburgh, BA Political Science, Economics
– CCIM courses
– SIOR courses
– Appraisal courses
– Graduate level governmental finance courses
– Factoring courses

Professional Associations & Designation

– NAI Global Top Producer Award in Secondary Markets (2006)
– Member of NAI Global Industrial, Investment and Office Councils
– Graduate, REALTORS Institute (GRI)
– Former licensed PA property and casualty insurance producer
– International Factoring Institute Graduate (CFS)
– Involved with numerous local chambers and economic and developmental organizations, NAR, PAR and Greater Harrisburg Association of REALTORS. In 2010 he received the Greater Harrisburg Association of REALTORS Professional Merit Award. In 2012 he achieved REALTOR Emeritus status for membership in NAR, PAR and GHAR for over 40 years.

Transaction History

– Exclusive representation of Buchanan Trail Realty Holdings, LLC for sale of 257,000 SF industrial and warehouse buildings in Mercersburg, PA
– Exclusive representation of University of Pittsburgh PA Child Welfare Training Program since 2001 for over 13 transactions statewide, including 40,000 SF build to suit leased headquarters in Mechanicsburg, PA.
– Representation of Comcast for multiple leases and dispositions in Central PA.
– Exclusive representation of Oldcastle Materials for disposition of assets in PA.
– Exclusive representation of Eckert Estates for sale of NWQ of US Routes 15 & 30, Gettysburg for shopping center development by Atapco.
– Exclusive representation of Goodrich Management, LLC for sale of 520 S. 29th St., Harrisburg, building and 5 acres to Amerco (U-Haul).
– Exclusive representation of Families United Network, Inc. in acquisition of multiple locations in Pennsylvania.
– Representation of Gaudenzia Foundation, Inc. in acquisition of drug and alcohol treatment facility in York, PA and Central Region Headquarters at 2930 Derry Street, Harrisburg, PA.
– Representation of Matthews International Corporation in 87,000 SF and 147,500 SF warehouse leases at 3400 and 3500 Industrial Road, Harrisburg, PA.
– Exclusive representation of Madisons & Co. for sale of Palmyra, PA property to CVS.
– Exclusive representation of Harrisburg Roman Catholic Diocese of Harrisburg for sale of Prince of Peace School in Steelton, PA.
– Representation of HARSCO Corp for the sale and lease of over $5,000,000 of warehouse, office and commercial properties.
– Exclusive representation of International Paper Co. in Central PA, which resulted in over 2,136,000 SF of industrial and office space transactions.
– Representation of Commerce Bank and its successor, Metro Bank, for disposition and acquisition of properties in Central PA.
– Representation of Members 1st FCU for multiple dispostions in Central PA.
– Exclusive representation of Mellon Bank in Central PA for disposition of 12 surplus properties, including the sale and relocation of the 82,000 SF Harrisburg Regional Headquarters Office.
– Exclusive representation of Wachovia Bank and its successor, Wells Fargo Bank, for dispositions in York and Reading, PA.
– Exclusive representation of Shell Realty, Inc. for disposition of entire City block in York, PA for development of affordable housing rental project by PIRHL.
– Representation of PFG Capital Corporation for dispositions and acquisitions.
– Exclusive representation of Pennsylvania National Gaming for sale of OTW facility in Muncy, PA.
– Exclusive representation of T&C Plaza Associates for sale of 130,000 SF office building for $13,500,000 in Williamsport, PA to Lycoming County.
– Exclusive representation of General Trade Corporation for acquisition of 187 acre limestone quarry in Blair County, PA.
– Representation of Weaber Lumber for 175,000 SF warehouse acquisition in Lebanon, PA.
-Exclusive representation of Keys/Pealer’s Limited for sale of Pealer’s campus in Camp Hill, PA

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