Bill James is President of James Real Estate Services, a commercial and residential real estate appraisal and consulting firm based in the Denver. JRES provides real estate decision support to lenders, attorneys, governments and property owners throughout the State of Colorado and occasionally in other states with emphasis in affordable housing, transportation oriented development and a wide variety of unusual property types relying in part on Bill’s designation as an MAI appraiser by the Appraisal Institute.
In 1997 Bill assisted in establishment of Transportation Solutions a transportation management association based in the Cherry Creek area of Denver and remains on its Board of Directors. Bill was appointed to the Colorado Board of Real Estate Appraisers in 2000 and elected to the Board of Directors of the Regional Transportation District in 2008.
Bill grew up in Seattle and earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Washington. After that he managed real estate while in the US Army in Stuttgart, Germany and began his appraisal career with a leading firm in Seattle. After opening an office for the firm in Anchorage, Alaska, bill settled in Denver in 1976, earned his MBA in Real Estate and Construction Management at the University of Denver and started JRES. Bill lives in the Cherry Creek area of Denver with his wife Donna James.