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James Southard | Colliers | New York

James Southard


Senior Managing Director, Consulting Group

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Professional Summary

Mr. Southard joined the firm in 2006 when it operated as GVA Williams. He has over 16 years of real estate experience, focusing primarily on the New York tri-state region in addition to national and global markets.

Mr. Southard’s expertise is in the financial structuring and modeling of leasing, dispositions and corporate real estate assignments. He also provides assistance in asset valuation and corporate account analysis and strategy.

Mr. Southard has participated in the structuring of various transactions for major corporate clients including joint-ventures and sale-leasebacks, where he provides financial analysis from a cash, after-tax and book basis. He has also been involved in crafting short- and long-term corporate account strategies.

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Southard worked for two years as a Client Manager at Global Realty Outsourcing, now known as Zenta, in Stamford, CT. He managed client accounts in the creating and delivering of real estate products for outsourcing in India, while focusing on lease abstracting and CAM reconciliation projects. Prior experience includes financial modeling for lease transactions at Cushman & Wakefield in New York City.

Mr. Southard graduated from The University of Connecticut with an MBA in Finance and a Bachelor of Arts with a concentration in economics.


Prepared comprehensive analysis in relation to restructuring leases to assisting corporate client through bankrupcy.

Prepared financial analysis that was a key decision point in the decision to consolidate four regional locations into single office in NYC for a non-profit organization.


University of Connecticut - MBA: Finance / BA: Economics


College of New Rochelle

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