James Ross

James D. Ross

Associate Broker

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Background & 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.

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. He is known for his integrity, work ethic and dedication to this industry. A former licensed property and casualty insurance provider, Jim remains committed to developing his knowledge and skill through continuing education in the areas of CCIM, SIOR, appraisals, and governmental finance.

Jim is a Director of General Trade Corporation, a basic resource material handling company based in McKeesport, PA. He has current and past leadership roles with charitable organizations including Ashler Inc., Cumberland County Planning Commission, Cumberland County Blighted Properties Reinvestment Board, Cumberland County Industrial Development Authority, Hampden Township Industrial Development Authority, GHAR, Gaudenzia, Families United Network, Inc., University of Pittsburgh Alumni Association and West Shore Chamber of Commerce.


University of Pittsburgh, BA Political Science, Economics

Professional Associations & Designations

  • Greater Harrisburg Association of Realtors (GHAR) – 2022 Hall of Fame Inductee
  • Pennsylvania Association of Realtors (PAR)
  • National Association of Realtors (NAR) – C2EX
  • NAI Global Industrial, Investment & Office Councils
  • Graduate, International Factoring Institute (CFS)
  • Graduate, REALTORS Institute (GRI)

Significant Transactions

  • Representation for sale of 257,000 SF Industrial Warehouse, Mercersburg, PA.
  • Representation of University of Pittsburgh PA Child Welfare Training Program – 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.
  • Representation of Oldcastle Materials for disposition of assets in PA.
  • Representation of Eckert Estates for sale of NWQ of US Routes 15 & 30, Gettysburg for shopping center development by Atapco.
  • Representation of Goodrich Management, LLC for sale of 520 S. 29th St., Harrisburg, building and 5 acres to Amerco (U-Haul).
  • Representation of Families United Network, Inc. in acquisition of multiple locations in PA.
  • Representation of Gaudenzia Foundation, Inc. in acquisition of drug & alcohol treatment
  • facility in York, PA and Central Region Headquarters in 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.
  • Representation of Madisons & Co. for sale of Palmyra, PA property to CVS.
  • 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.
  • Representation of International Paper Co. in Central PA, over 2,136,000 SF of industrial & office space transactions.
  • Representation of Commerce Bank/Metro Bank, for disposition and acquisition of properties in Central PA and representation of Members 1st FCU for multiple dispositions in Central PA.
  • Representation of Mellon Bank for disposition of 12 properties, sale of 82,000 SF headquarters to Dauphin County for $5.1M & relocation of the headquarters.
  • Representation of Wachovia Bank and its successor, Wells Fargo Bank, for dispositions in York and Reading, PA.
  • 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.
  • Representation of Pennsylvania National Gaming for sale of OTW facility in Muncy, PA.
  • Representation of T&C Plaza Associates for sale of 130,000 SF office building for $13,500,000 in Williamsport, PA to Lycoming County.
  • 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.
  • Representation of Keys/Pealer’s Limited for sale of Pealer’s campus in Camp Hill, PA.
  • Representation of Firetree, Ltd. for multiple dispositions & acquisitions.