James Smith is one of the country’s foremost experts in real estate and business. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in business with a background in finance and economics.
James has been investing in real estate for over three decades, and currently owns property from coast to coast, ranging from single and multi-family residences to commercial properties and developments.
James has shared his extensive knowledge with hundreds of thousands of individuals nationwide and is one of the most highly sought after speakers in the nation today. He has shared the platform with such distinguished luminaries as former Presidents George Bush and Bill Clinton, as well as Mikhail Gorbachev, Barbara Bush, Elizabeth Dole, former Prime Minister of South Africa F.W. DeKlerk, Zig Ziglar, Tom Hopkins, and John Walsh to name a few. He had also appeared on television and is a regular guest on a nationally syndicated radio show.
James is adept at negotiating major contracts, as well as developing and maintaining effective business relationships at the highest level. He is a creative deal maker with a solid track record of success.
James Smith was born and raised in Tucson Arizona. Both of his parents were successful school teachers. They taught him the value of hard work, the value of service, and the power of teaching others to be successful. James developed his initial interest in real estate as a youth while helping to build church buildings in his home town.
James refined his business, negotiating, and people skills at an early age. At just 18 years of age, James bought and sold his first house resulting in a large profit. It was a pivotal moment in his life as he grasped the power and potential of real estate as a wealth building tool.
James attended Bethany Nazarene College currently Southern Nazarene University in Oklahoma and graduated with a Bachelor degree in Business Administration. He worked hard as a roofer to put himself through college and completed his degree in just three years. This was a significant accomplishment, considering that James graduated dead last in his High School class due to challenges with Dyslexia (which at the time was not well understood nor diagnosed).
James has now been investing in real estate full-time for over 3 decades. James is nationally known as an experienced, knowledgeable, and accomplished real estate investor with significant holdings in all types of real estate projects. James continues to actively invest in all types of real estate from single-family residences, to large multi-family apartment projects, to commercial developments, to low-income subdivision projects. His other passions are affordable housing projects and “green building” through partnerships with environmentally sensitive builders and building material providers.
James has also proven himself as a powerfully influential speaker, trainer, and mentor in the real estate industry. He has literally presented the potential of real estate to millions of people and personally trained thousands of students at events all over the world. James has spoken on stage with every living United States President and has shared the stage with such speakers as Donald Trump, Tony Robbins, Zig Ziglar, Tom Hopkins, John Walsh, William Danko, George Foreman, Steve Young, The Duchess of York, and Jane Seymour just to name a few.