James Robbins

James Robbins

Associate

License # 01944738

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About

Professional Summary

James specializes in helping innovative companies that are trying to grow to make better decisions with their real estate.  He does this by connecting them with spaces, ideas, and people to accelerate desired growth.  James and his team have accomplished this for companies like Coca Cola, Microsoft, the LA Auto Show, and many smaller local and regional companies.

James began his career in Los Angeles in 2012 but soon moved to the European HQ of Colliers International in London where James worked with the Canadian Embassy and the National Basketball Association (NBA) to find and secure office leases in the city.  After returning to Los Angeles, he continued rising the ranks of Colliers to lead the LA Tenant Advisory Team of 5 at Colliers International’s Downtown Regional Headquarters. 

After only six months James won “Rookie of the Year” for Colliers International.  He regularly trains young brokers across North America and LA on best practices and client services.

Married and residing in Brentwood, James is dedicated to growing mentally, physically, & spiritually.  James enjoys playing squash as well as learning & composing piano & ukulele, skiing, volunteering, and spending time with friends and family.

Accomplishments

 

  • James currently represents over 1,170,000 square feet of office space for lease on behalf of John Hancock Real Estate in DTLA (2019)
  • Achieved the “Largest Office Lease Transaction” for Colliers valued at over $57,000,000 (2018)
  •  Negotiated “one of the largest corporate relocations in Los Angeles this year!” – LA Times (2018)
  • Completed over 500,000 square feet in transactions
  • Colliers International Rookie of the Year within 6 months
  • Harvard University Research Contributor
  • Colliers University Panelist & Mentor
  • Eagle Scout - Constructed a Disaster Storage Facility - 602 service hours
  • Raised $316,000 for the Boy Scouts by selling and delivering bull manure to the community
  • Raised $62,000 for Alzheimer’s Greater Los Angeles ​​

Education

Loyola Marymount University (LMU), Los Angeles; Bachelor of Arts in Economics 

Imperial College-London

 

Leadership Institute, Dean's List, Honors Society

Economics Society and Finance Society

Memberships & Involvements

Jonathan Club, Eagle Scout, Homes for Hope Foundation,  LMU Alumni Association, Beta Theta Pi Alumni Association, Alzheimer's Greater Los Angeles,

Clients

Coca Cola, Microsoft, the LA Auto Show, John Hancock, Ford Models, Jacobs Engineering/CH2M Hill, Alliance of College-Ready Public Schools, Fulfillment Fund, NAACP, ARUP Engineering, Penta Pankow Construction, Miyamoto International, Swift Reach, This Bar Saves Lives, Insight Global, Thompson & Knight Law, Egon Zehnder International, Ek Sunkin Klink & Bai, Raftelis, Railpros, Quest Relocation Group, National Corporate Research, , Colliers International, 

Testimonials

James understood and aligned our objectives as a company with local market dynamics to formulate a custom real estate solution to best fit our goals. Our new facilities better represent our brand as a company and has improved our LA presence significantly.  James’ experience helped mitigate our risk, saved us significant time, money, and aggravation through the process.  I recommend James to anyone who is thinking about improving their lease situation.”

-Kenyon Mayeda

TD Wang Advertising

"Thank you for all your help with our renewal.  You guys did a great job for us, start to finish and you will have my solid endorsement for the future!"

-Brad Fujikuni 

Keiro

“I have referred a number of tenants to James and all of my relationships were delighted with their representation. I love people who go the extra mile! Please do interview them. I'm confident that they will earn your business.”

-Hal Bastian

Founder of the TV series

“What’s Up Downtown?”

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