James Bender brings a wealth of real estate and finance related expertise to his career as a broker. For over three decades, he has owned a development / construction business and been involved with his own mortgage company. The skills and knowledge he learned by overseeing and selling hundreds of his own developments and in every aspect of financing give him unmatched proficiency in the work of helping people buy or sell real estate.
James came to the real estate industry through early experiences—his mother was a real estate broker since 1964, and he was involved with her in numerous ways, from attending her open houses as a child to helping fix up properties she was selling while he was in high school. As a broker, James’ skills in negotiation and property assessment are incredible assets to his clients. His significant experience allows him to advocate for his clients and their real estate goals with sincerity and determination.
A lifelong resident of the Chicago area, James has lived for most of his life in the Lincoln Park and Bucktown neighborhoods and over a decade in Winnetka. He specializes in new construction single-family homes and condos in these areas, and has a keen eye for the features or concerns within any property he views. He is also able to help clients interested in relocating to the region of Miami, Florida, where he has developed a number of buildings.
In his free time, James loves the outdoors, participating in activities that include offshore power-boating, ocean kayaking, scuba diving, and biking.