NAI Shames Makovsky
1400 Glenarm Place, Suite 100
Denver, CO United States 80202
t(720) 881-7532 m(303) 748-1919 f(303) 534-1802

Specialties: Office, Retail

Background & Experience
James “Jim” Cortney joins NAI Shames Makovsky with a career that spans over 23 years where he has held positions in real estate including asset management, acquisitions, and corporate real estate management.

Jim specializes in tenant representation, corporate real estate consulting, financial planning, portfolio optimization, portfolio management and transaction management. He assists past and present corporate clients such as Qwest Communications, Dish Network, United States Postal Service, Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, HNTB Company, and Volt Information Sciences, with the development, implementation and execution of real estate strategies that are consistent with the company’s core corporate business objectives.

Jim has previously served as Associate Vice President and Director at Grubb & Ellis where he was responsible for corporate relations and business development in the Rocky Mountain Region. He has also been the Manager of Real Estate for Level (3) Communications managing the acquisitions, leasing and management of Level (3)’s real estate assets owned and leased throughout North America. Prior to these roles, Jim worked for a privately owned real estate investment company, Amstar Group, as an Asset and Acquisition Manager overseeing the acquisition, leasing, asset management and disposition of the company’s commercial real estate investments throughout North America. He began his real estate career in 1989 at Aetna Realty Investors, Inc., as a Real Estate Analyst.

• 2012 - Present: NAI Shames Makovsky, Denver, CO
• 2005 - 2012: Associate Vice President, Grubb & Ellis Company, Denver, CO
• 1999 - 2005: Manager of Real Estate, Level (3) Communications, Denver, CO
• 1998 - 1999: Real Estate Analyst, GMAC Commercial Mortgage, Denver, CO
• 1993 - 1998: Asset & Acquisition Manager, Amstar Group, Denver, CO
• 1989 - 1993: Real Estate Analyst, Aetna Realty Investors, Inc., Denver, CO
Professional Associations & Designations
•  CoreNet Global Member
•  Denver Metropolitan Commercial Association of Brokers ("DMCAB")

•  Masters of Business Administration, University of Denver
•  Bachelor degree in Accounting, Santa Clara University