James V. Carter
Senior Managing Principal/Broker
James V. Carter is the founder of Apartment Realty Group, Inc and is the firm’s Senior Manager Partner. James also serves as the Managing Director of the firm’s Multi-Family Brokerage Group. James oversees and directs all brokerage and loan origination operations for the firm. James graduated from San Diego State University with a degree in Business Administration, holds a California Real Estate Brokers License and is also a Member of both the National Multi Housing Council (NMHC) and the San Diego Apartment Association (SDCAA). After a successful tenure with a San Diego-based apartment brokerage firm and also serving as a ‘Top Producing’ Multi-Family Sales Agent with a large national firm, James created ARG to provide clients with the benefits of the firm’s unique platform which emphasizes client relationships and superior results.
James specializes in the brokerage of multi-family apartment properties in San Diego and Southern California and advises his clients on successful disposition and acquisition strategies that maximize value. James also assists clients in executing 1031 tax-deferred exchange transactions nationwide.
James can offer a unique perspective from not just a brokerage point of view but from an ownership standpoint to provide valuable insight as he owns several apartment properties himself.
DRE License: 01352336
Experience / Career Summary:
James sold three investment properties for my family. Each property was unique and required a slightly different marketing and negotiating approach. James excelled in the process, managing it all very effectively. What impressed me the most about James was his tenacity, work ethic, and I always felt like he was looking out after our interest. Great qualities.
Dennis Cruzan – Principal, Cruzan
One of the most impressive characteristics about James is his ability to continually exceed expectations. James has the unique ability to truly understand the entire picture from both the sellers and buyers perspective and delivers with exceptional consistency when working through the issues that always arise between the two parties and thus creating mutually acceptable transactions that close. I have known James for over 10 years and is my first and only call when it comes time to sell one of my apartment communities.
Jason S. Talbot – President, Talbco Development
We are very pleased to have completed three successful transactions with James, including a 1031 exchange. …James were very professional, knowledgeable, and patient showing us numerous properties in a highly competitive real estate market. They kept our interests at the forefront, demonstrating the expertise and honesty to recommend whether a property did or did not make financial sense. Further, they negotiated very good terms and prices for the property we sold and properties we purchased. We certainly hope we have another occasion to work with them again soon.
A.M. Weller and D. Gruen – Private Investors
James Carter represented my wife and I in the sale of our five unit San Diego apartment building. … James were very professional from our very first meeting and provided excellent follow-up throughout the entire transaction. We were very pleased with the service… of Apartment Realty Group provided. We would recommend their services.
M. Townsend – Private Investor
As a sincere note, the best gift you gave me was your professionalism and your help all along this process.
C. Fremont – Private Investor
Thanks for staying on top of the escrow process. Your diligence and persistence has paid off in getting this property sold. We appreciate all your effort and hard work. Hope we’ll do business again.
N. Khan – Private Investor
As a real estate and construction professional myself over the last 25 years, I have come to understand and appreciate the high value of service efficiency and the timely impacts of market expertise; James Carter delivers both professionally and respectfully as your Apartment Real Estate Broker. He recently represented me in the sale of one of our apartment buildings. He was steadfast and diligent and didn’t sweat the small stuff like so many others in this ever changing real estate industry. He communicated the plan, navigated the process and aligned the right team members to insure a successful and timely closing of my escrow. James didn’t hand me off to a new agent, divide the work of selling my property amongst several agents, or tell me something I wanted to hear just to secure my listing, like so many others proposed to do prior to choosing James Carter of ARG as my Real Estate Broker. Instead James demonstrated why Apartment Realty Group exceeds industry standards and more importantly exceeded my expectations; and therefore will be the Real Estate Broker of choice for my next apartment transaction in San Diego.
Kreigan Brink – Private Investor/Broker
Dear James, We didn’t want any more time to go by without telling you how much we appreciate your excellent service! You did a lot of great things to facilitate the closing! Having a cash buyer eliminated the financing process, and your calm reassurances… were all paramount to the deal. Thank you very much!!!
M. Powell. – Private Investor/Broker
James: I like the way you do business. We will do business again and again…
Steve Ostrow – Private Investor
I had previously listed the property with another broker for eight months with very little activity and no solid offers. I do not live in California, …James gave me a time frame of two to three month for a possible sale. Everything he told me proved to be true. James was courteous, friendly and showed professional integrity in all of his dealing with me. I would not hesitate to recommend him. I did, in fact, recommend him to my brother.
N.R. Hytrek – Private Investor
I have worked with James Carter on multiple apartment transactions, and I consider James an expert in the multifamily market and a true professional. His group continues to be my main source of information and access to the market.
M. Covarrubias – Private Investor
Please feel free to use me as a reference at any time. I can attest to your outstanding service and market knowledge. It was a pleasure working with you, thanks again.
C. Lafornara – Private Investor
Your expertise and insight were critical in assisting our family in the sale of our apartment building. We were impressed with your professional, responsive and hands-on approach to doing business. We were extremely pleased with your services, thank you.
A. D’Agostini – Private Investor
Thank you for your hard work and terrific efforts; we would highly recommend your services. We look forward to our continued relationship and look forward to working with you on the next transaction.
D. Millstone – Private Investor
James represented my parents in the sale of a multi-family asset and we were very pleased with his services. James demonstrated a high level of experience and skills that were highly beneficial in disposing of the asset. Throughout the process of working with James, we found him to be well organized, diligent, easily accessible, and always on time. He was trustworthy and a complete pleasure to work with. I would highly recommend James Carter’s services and would be available to speak with anyone wishing to hire him.
Dennis Cruzan – Principal, Cruzan