Originally from Michigan, Jim has always been fascinated with markets. After receiving a B.A. in finance from Western Michigan University, he set his sites on Wall Street. He began trading energy futures contracts in the pits of the New York Mercantile Exchange at age 21 and it was there where he learned the intricacies of financial markets. Jim's interest in buying, selling, and renovating homes began with his very own properties in New York City. Though it wasn't until moving to Manhattan Beach 3 years ago that the interest became a passion. He looked at over 100 houses in the tree section before finally purchasing one, where he currently resides with his wife and baby daughter. Jim embraces an active California lifestyle: hiking, enjoying beach days with family and friends, fitness classes at Equinox, and supporting the amazing local businesses and restaurants here in the South Bay. Jim's approachability, affability, and strong instincts make him your agent of choice when looking to buy or sell.