Over his long business career Jim has developed a broad base of knowledge through training and experience and he puts that knowledge to work for the benefit of his clients, customers and associates. Jim has shown his ability to produce results through his market knowledge, his technical expertise in business brokerage, business finance, real estate and sales and marketing as well as through his on-hands business experience. Jim has been involved in thousands of business financing, business brokerage and real estate transactions, from small business loans or the sale of small business opportunities to large commercial real estate transactions. Throughout his career, Jim has earned his reputation for developing creative solutions to problems that provide his clients and customers with positive outcomes.
Jim enjoys his work as a business broker with Green & Co., helping entrepreneurs across SW Florida sell and buy small business opportunities. In his role as a small business commercial loan advisor for the Central Funding Exchange he provides alternative commercial lending assistance for small businesses with short term business or working capital loans, SBA loans of all types, small balance commercial real estate loans and many other forms of commercial real estate financing including real estate "hard money" bridge loans.
Jim is a licensed business broker and real estate broker holding a license in Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri and Florida with over 35 years of experience in general brokerage, investment sales and both commercial and residential development. His real estate experience covers all segments of industry and of the real estate market including residential, multifamily, office, retail and industrial, both sales and leasing.
Business Broker – Green & Co., Sarasota, Florida
2019 - Present
Jim brings over 35 years experience in commercial real estate, small business consulting and commercial & small business financing as he joins an elite team of Business Brokers at Green & Co., based in Ft. Myers, FL, helping business owners sell their businesses or grow via acquisition. He will also assist buyers who are looking to purchase an existing business. The main focus at Green & Co. is on delivering to all of their clients the very highest level of service possible.
Small Business and Commercial Real Estate Financing Consultant
Jim's specializes in working on financing that a local commercial bank is unable to do. Jim's association with the Central Funding Exchange he is able to help small business owners and commercial real estate borrowers compete and succeed in today’s world with the best financing options available. Jim can help small business owners secure short term working capital loans which can help small businesses immediately with capital and he can assist with all SBA financing programs.
Jim also provides a broad assortment of small balance commercial real estate financing products including highly attractive bridge financing product for property owners who need short term financing that can be completed quickly as well as small balance commercial and multifamily loans.
Jim enjoys his work providing “all things alternative lending” and helping commercial borrowers find the right match and the best loan or financing product. Jim can provide short term, small business loans from $5,000 to $500,000+ that are not so much determined by credit score but rather the strength of the business cash flow.
Licensed Real Estate Broker in AR, KS, MO & FL
1978 – 2019
Jim currently holds an active Real Estate Brokers License as an independent resident broker in Arkansas, a non-resident broker in Florida, Kansas and Missouri. From 2012 to 2018 Jim was a broker associate with Platinum Commercial in Overland Park, Kansas working with small business owners and investors on small balance commercial real estate investments and tenant representations.
Jim has a broad range of experience in commercial and residential real estate including investment property sales, business brokerage, leasing, commercial property sales, investment analysis, real estate auctions, new homes sales and marketing and real estate development. Jim has had 20 years of experience in the new home industry, as a sales and marketing specialist, sales manager/broker, builder and developer. Since completing his first commercial brokerage transaction in 1980, Jim has gained experience in all commercial property segments including office, retail, industrial, vacant land, senior housing, medical, multifamily business brokerage (such as car washes) and hospitality.
Jim has worked extensively in the real estate auction industry over his career, having graduated from the Missouri Auction School in 1982 and worked with the Resolution Trust Corp. (FDIC) as a Regional Auction Coordinator during the S&L Crisis of the early 1990's. In 2017 Jim served as a Part Time Auction Coordinator for Auction.com ( the nations largest online real estate auction company) in NW Arkansas, handling non-jurisdictional foreclosures in Benton and Washington County.
Broker - Owner
LifeStyle Properties specialized in the sales and marketing of new home communities across the greater Kansas City area. Jim served as sales and marketing director for dozens new home communities, working with multiple area builders and developers and managing a staff of a dozen real estate professionals.
During his career, Jim has awards many new homes sales awards including acknowledgment for nearly $30 Million in New Home Sales annually and he earned designations and certification from the National Association of Home Builders, including Certified New Home Sales Professional (CSP), New Home Marketing Professional (CMP), Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist (CAPS)and Certified Active Adult Specialist in Housing (CAASH).
The primary market focus for LifeStyle Properties was maintenance-provided communities as well as communities that were either age-qualified or designed for active adults and busy h professionals and he gained a depth of experience in marketing and selling to that market segment. He developed his first maintenance-provided community in 1993.
Owner/Broker – J.L. Albertson Company, Leawood, KS
1992 – 1996
New home development, sales and marketing firm primarily involved in the completion of Leawood Falls, a 200-home PUD in Leawood, Kansas offering single-family homes as well as maintenance provided townhomes and villas. Coordinated all the development and homes association issues and served as President of a small homebuilding firm.
Commercial Real Estate Broker, Various Organizations.
1978 – 1996
Business Opportunity Analysis
Sales and Marketing
Bachelor of Science Business
Activities: Phi Sigma Epsilon Fraternity, Union Activities Council, Corky the Hornet Mascot
Completed a full course of instruction in the broad structure of the auction industry with an emphasis on the accelerated method of real estate marketing. Jim continued on to become the Regional Auction Coordinator for the RTC (FDIC) overseeing the marketing of real estate assets from failed financial institutions during the financial crisis of the early 1990's.
We’re very pleased with the funding that Jim Albertson and his team have been able to provide for us. All the details were provided up front, the process was very smooth and there were no surprises when the funds were deposited or ... ”
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