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Phil James

Senior Vice President

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Professional Summary

Phil James joined the firm in January of 2006 after 17½ years at Kessinger/Hunter & Co. Phil has specialized in both tenant and landlord representation for office leasing and sales.

Phil has averaged $20 million in annual sales and leasing volume over the past 30 years. Phil has represented various institutional organizations such as Lincoln National Life Insurance Company, PaineWebber, The Apollo Group, Teachers Insurance and Annuity, DST Realty, Property Capital Trust, Glenborough Realty Trust, Highwoods Real Estate Investment Trust, Time Equities, American Century Realty, OPUSNW, VanTrust and Nightingale Properties.


Membership in the Missouri Association of Realtors Lifetime Million Dollar Club


Bachelor of Arts and Science with an Emphasis in Real Estate Finance  – University of Missouri, Columbia

Licensed Real Estate Agent – Kansas and Missouri

Memberships & Involvements

Big Brothers and Big SIsters

First Tee Foundation

Past Board Member for Indian Hills Country Club 

Member of the Missouri Board of Realtors


Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak & Stewart

Commodities & Future Trading Commission

VanTrust Real Estate

Sunrise Advisors

Great Southern Bank

Dollar Law Firm

Pinsight Technologies


Grant Thornton

Ellerbe Becket

KC Business Journal

DeVry, Inc., Keller Graduate School of Management 

AMC Theaters (Corporate Offices)

Bernstein Reign Advertising

Sprint Communications

H&R Block (DMJK)

National Cinema Network

Webster University

Inergy Propane (Corporate Offices)

Slagle, Bernard & Gorman

Morgan Stanley Dean Witter

Thomas McGee & Sons Co.

St. Luke's Health Systems

Willbros Engineering

Baty Holm & Numrick

Westrope Insurance

South & Assocaites, PC

Lockton Insurance

Stueve Siegel & Hanson, LP

Enterprise Bank & Trust 

Delich Roth & Goodwillie, PA

Franke Schultz & Mullen

Euronet Worldwide

Edelman & Thompson

Crestwood LP


MidAmerican Payment Exchange 

Bartlett Savage Grain

News Press & Gazette Company

Johnson Fiss Insurance Company 


Service Lines

Landlord Representation, Tenant Representation

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