Bill James, MAI, CCIM, MBA

Bill James

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Bill began his appraisal career in 1973 with the commercial and investment appraisal firm of Shorett and Riely in Seattle, Washington and opened the company’s first branch office in Anchorage, Alaska. In Denver since 1976, he earned an MBA degree from the University of Denver in Real Estate and Construction Management in 1979. Over the years, while conducting appraisals and market studies on a wide variety of semi-rural, residential, general, and special purpose commercial and investment properties, he has managed rezonings, development and redevelopment projects, and instructed appraisal courses.

Bill is a Certified General Appraiser (former member of the Colorado Appraiser Board) and a licensed Real Estate Broker in Colorado. He has been accepted as an expert witness in several jurisdictions and has performed appraisals and consulting assignments on a number of special purpose and narrow market properties, and under unique circumstances. These have included casinos, chemical distribution facilities, refrigerated food processing facilities, automotive sales and service centers, bowling centers, aircraft hangars, car washes, breweries, family entertainment centers, event centers, churches, theatre complexes, health clubs, assisted living facilities, golf courses, restaurants, and subsidized apartments. Many of these engagements required extensive feasibility analysis of alternative uses and eminent domain analysis and consulting.

Bill has prepared and taught appraisal courses at the University of Denver, University of Colorado, Community College of Aurora, the Denver Metropolitan Commercial Association of Realtors, and the Colorado Association of Realtors. In the Appraisal Institute, he is or has been Chair of the General Experience Subcommittee, Admissions Appeals Board and the General Appraiser Council, a member of the Board of Directors, Admissions Committee, Regional Ethics and Counseling Panel, Appraisal Standards Council, Master’s Degree Program Subcommittee and a Director of the Colorado Chapter.

Bill James and his company, James Real Estate Services, provides timely and competent appraisal services. I have used JRES several times over the years and I found their work to be very well done. Their assertions are fully supported and their overall results are realistic. Bill’s experience in transportation in the Cherry Creek area of Denver, as well as his board membership with the RTD gives him special insight to transportation related issues and how it can impact values. This company is a pleasure to deal with and I would certainly continue to draw on their expertise whenever opportunities arise.

- Harold Goldback

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