James Tainter

Partner, Managing Director - Landlord Services

NAI Partners - Houston
1360 Post Oak Blvd Suite 1900
Houston, Texas 77056
United States
T 7139854606
M 4802526854

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Investment, Property Management

Background & Experience

Jim Tainter is a Partner and NAI Partners’ Landlord Services Division’s Managing Director and group leader responsible for the provision of leasing, marketing, property, project, and asset management services delivered to NAI Partners investor and landlord-agency clients. With over thirty years of progressive experience in Real Estate Ownership, Asset Management, Brokerage, Development, Construction/Project Management, Sourcing Third Party Business, Marketing and Leasing, Asset Acquisitions/Dispositions, and Property Management on a diverse base of commercial, industrial, retail and multi-family product types; Jim joined NAI Partners in 2014. His track record for being actively engaged and providing exceptional service with an “owners point of view” via the deployment of high functioning teams to many of the most discerning property owners is undisputed. His strengths include: earning the confidence of his clients, recruiting, developing, and motivating top talent, organizing engaged teams, and deploying best practice mentalities from an owner’s perspective is how Jim generates value for owners of commercial real estate, their assets/properties, and the agency leasing, property management, property accounting, and project services teams of NAI Partners. Prior to joining NAI Partners; Jim worked at Harsch Investment Properties, as it’s Senior Vice President – Regional Manager in charge of Las Vegas, where he oversaw all leasing (both in-house and third party brokers) as well management operations on 8 million square feet of industrial, office, and retail space. Prior to Harsch, Jim was a Principal in charge of Asset Management for eight years at Balke Brown Associates, a St. Louis-based Owner, Developer, Manager, and Broker, where he oversaw the growth of their asset management portfolio from 1.5 to 5 million square in his first five years there and initiated the company’s strategic plan to diversify its business lines to include brokerage.


Attended the University of Missouri - St. Louis from 1979-1983, where he majored in Business Administration and minored in Psychology

Professional Associations & Designations

Received Certified Property Manager (CPM) designation from the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM) in 1987 Served on Building Owners and Manager’s Association’s (BOMA) National Educational Advisory Council Served on the Lied Institute for Real Estate Studies Advisory Committee at the University of Nevada - Las Vegas Licensed Real Estate Salesperson in the states of Missouri and Illinois