JAMES F. WALKER,
James F. Walker, Broker of Foresite Realty Advisors NE, Inc., Fishkill, NY specializes in Commercial-Investment real estate. Mr. Walker's professional activities include client counseling, and brokerage functions representing clients in the acquisitions and disposition of commercial-investment properties, multifamily property and site location for commercial/retail properties. Through participation in commercial-investment networks, he is active in regional and national marketing. He began his real estate career in 1999. Prior to entering the real estate field, Mr. Walker was the owner and operator of a successful restaurant business for 15 years.
Mr. Walker has completed advanced professional education in the field of commercial-investment real estate and has successfully completed courses offered by the CCIM Institute, the highest level of professional education in the field of commercial-investment real estate and is a CCIM Designee. Also, SEC (Society of Exchange Counselors) creative transaction structuring courses as well as courses offered by NYSCAR (NY State Commercial Association of Realtors). Some of the core courses are noted below:
*CCIM Institute (Certified Commercial Investment Member) Courses:
CI –Intro: This course provides a comprehensive overview of the commercial investment real estate industry and familiarizes you with the core concepts taught throughout the CCIM curriculum.
C1-101: This course covers an array of financial analysis concepts and calculations to help you make sound commercial investment real estate decisions. Advanced analysis covered throughout the course include the real estate cash flow model and time value of money.
C1-102: This course offers you cutting edge analysis tools to use for evaluating and choosing the ideal site for a project. Economic Base Analysis will be introduced and applied throughout the course.
C1-103: This course explores the valuation and costs of commercial leasehold interests from the user's perspective. Common terminology involving lease preparation will be defined and the transaction management process will be discussed.
C1-104: Use strategies and methods to guide you through the acquisition process, from initially determining a client's investment strategy to presenting your recommendations.
Evaluate the impact of using leverage to acquire commercial real estate.
Identify various types of risks associated with owning commercial real estate.
Calculate lease buyout costs from an owner's and tenant's perspective.
Understand taxation issues that affect commercial investment real estate investments, including the impact of a Section 1031 tax-deferred exchange.
Evaluate various hold versus dispose alternatives such as do nothing, refinance, exchange, and sell and buy.
Use modern investment fundamentals to make real estate decisions about acquiring property, owning and operating property, and disposing of property.
*Society of Exchange Counselors Courses:
Client Counseling and Representation
Investment Analysis & Creative Transaction Formulas
Creative Equity Marketing & Exchanging of Commercial-Investment Real Estate
Developing & Syndication Big Money
Counseling for Action
Mr. Walker is a member of NYSCAR (NY State Commercial Association of Realtors) and has served as Treasurer and Vice President, currently immediate past President for the Lower Hudson Chapter of NYSCAR. Presently secretary at the state level. In addition he is a member of the NY State Association of Realtors, The National Association of Realtors. Mr. Walker is an outstanding member of the Mid-Hudson MLS, Hudson Gateway Multiple Listing Service, Inc.