James Harrison

James Harrison

Commercial Real Estate Broker

James Harrison has served as a Broker for Whitney Commercial Real Estate Services since 2015, specializing in the sales and leasing of industrial, flex, office, and multifamily properties. He enjoys finding solutions that enable all of the parties in a transaction to flourish and [...]

James Harrison has served as a Broker for Whitney Commercial Real Estate Services since 2015, specializing in the sales and leasing of industrial, flex, office, and multifamily properties. He enjoys finding solutions that enable all of the parties in a transaction to flourish and thrive.

As a 7th-generation Asheville native, James has seen how Commercial Real Estate can provide a positive impact on the life and health of a community. His focus is on providing valuable knowledge and expertise so that his clients can make some of their most important business decisions with confidence. 

Over the course of his career, James has fulfilled more than 100 commercial transactions and has amassed a sales volume in excess of $50 million. 

Clients who have entrusted James with their commercial real estate needs include The City of Asheville, Mission Health, The Blood Connection, The North Carolina Arboretum, Momentum Art Gallery, Bojangles of WNC, and Arvato Bertelsmann. James has also represented numerous private property owners and investors, a wide variety of small businesses, and the buyers of more than 80 multifamily units across the region. 

James is a member of the Asheville Board of Realtors, the Asheville Downtown Association, the Asheville-Buncombe County Preservation Society, and Young Professionals of Asheville. He served as President for Asheville's Commercial Investment Realty Association (CIRA) from 2016 to 2020. Additionally, James is a candidate for the designation of Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM), and a member of the NC-CCIM Chapter. 

Transaction highlights for James include: 

  • The $8.1M sale of 108 Monticello Road, a 416,500 SF industrial plant on 33.5 acres in Weaverville, NC
  • The $4.75M sale of 52 Broadway, an off-market 21,000 SF historic property in downtown Asheville that was identified for Momentum Art Gallery
  • The $3.95M sale of Mountain Trace Apartments, an off-market multifamily property in Clyde that was identified for a 1031 investor
  • The $2.075M sale of Elkwood Estates Apartments, a 16-unit multifamily property in Asheville
  • The $1.65M sale of 59 Bingham Road, a 117,000 SF distressed industrial property in Asheville
  • The $1.6M sale of 225 Airport Road, representing the Blood Connection Inc. in their first real estate venture into the Asheville market

James and his wife Helen reside in West Asheville and have three daughters. James earned a bachelor's degree in Community Development from Covenant College in 2010. Leisure interests include being outside with his family, trail running, cycling, reading, music, and photography. 

 

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