James Rea

Senior Director

Retail

Investment Sales

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Professional Experience

James Rea serves as Senior Director of Retail Investment Sales for Franklin Street, specializing in the sale of triple net-leased retail properties throughout Orlando and Central Florida. Mr. Rea has nearly two decades of experience throughout various sectors of the real estate and capital markets industry from retail, industrial, multi-family, healthcare, and senior housing with an emphasis in single and multi-tenant investment acquisitions & dispositions, sale-leaseback and capital raise. Throughout his career, he has confidentially and professionally served the best interests of individual, family office, international, and public & private real estate fund investors utilizing his expertise of over a half a billion dollars of lifetime transactions nationwide.


Prior to Franklin Street, Mr. Rea served as executive vice president of business development for Bourne Financial Group, a real estate private equity company. He also served as vice president of fund management for CNL Healthcare Properties and other CNL-sponsored real estate funds. Additionally, Mr. Rea worked with GE Capital Franchise Finance as the leading dispositions agent for their 1031 investment desk.


Mr. Rea is an active member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC). He earned a Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Administration and Marketing from Florida State University.  He is a licensed Florida Real Estate Sales Associate.

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