James Ross

James D. Ross

Senior Vice President

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With over 46 years of 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 nonprofit organizations including Ashler Inc., Cumberland County Industrial Firm Development Authority, Cumberland County Planning Commission, Cumberland County Blighted Properties Reinvestment Board, Hampden Township Industrial Development Authority, GHAR, Gaudenzia, Families United Network, Inc., University of Pittsburgh Alumni Association and West Shore Chamber of Commerce.

Jim attended the University of Pittsburgh and received a Bachelor of Arts degree with a concentration in Political Science, minor in Economics.

Professional Associations

  • Greater Harrisburg Association of Realtors – 2021 Hall of Fame Inductee
  • Pennsylvania Association of Realtors
  • National Association of Realtors – C2EX
  • NAI Global Industrial, Investment & Office Councils
  • Graduate, International Factoring Institute (CFS)
  • Graduate, REALTORS Institute (GRI)


  • Mercersburg Warehouse Sale – 257,000 SF
  • University of Pittsburgh PA Child Welfare Training Program – +13 transactions statewide, 40,000 SF build-to-suit headquarters in Mechanicsburg
  • Comcast – Various Sales and Leases in Central PA
  • Oldcastle Materials – Sales
  • Eckert Estates Gettysburg Shopping Center Development Sale
  • Goodrich Management, LLC Office Sale to Amerco (U-Haul)
  • Families United Network, Inc. – multiple locations in PA
  • Gaudenzia Foundation, Inc. – Central Region Headquarters
  • Matthews International Corporation Warehouse Leases – 87,000 SF and 147,500 SF
  • Madisons & Co. Retail Sale to CVS
  • Steelton’s Prince of Peace School Sale
  • HARSCO Corp – Sale and Lease of Warehouse, Office and Commercial properties
  • International Paper Co. Industrial and Office transactions – over 2,136,000 SF
  • Commerce Bank/Metro Bank – Various Retail Sales
  • Members 1st FCU – Various Retail Sales
  • Mellon Bank Retail Sales – 12 properties, 82,000 SF headquarters in Harrisburg
  • Wells Fargo Bank Retail Sales
  • Shell Realty, Inc. Housing Rental Project – entire City block in York
  • PFG Capital Corporation – various sales
  • Pennsylvania National Gaming Commercial Sale – OTW facility in Muncy
  • T&C Plaza Associates Office Sale – 130,000 SF in Williamsport
  • General Trade Corporation Quarry Sale – 187 AC in Blair County
  • Weaber Lumber Warehouse Sale – 175,000 SF in Lebanon
  • Keys/Pealer’s Limited Campus Sale – Camp Hill
  • Firetree, Ltd. – multiple sales