Jim and Karen received their NYS real estate licenses in 1986 and began selling investment properties around the Park Avenue / University Avenue (and other areas of Rochester). Shortly thereafter, Jim received his Broker’s license and started the CCIM educational program. In 1991, he received the CCIM Designation and concentrated on selling and leasing commercial and industrial properties. Since that time, he has completed hundreds of transactions working with local, regional and Fortune 500 companies. In 2007, Jim received his real estate license in South Carolina and has completed 1031 tax deferred exchange transactions, purchasing and selling vacation properties on Hilton Head Island and Bluffton. The final chapter (to date) was when Jimmy joined the company in 2016. Jimmy has been a great addition bringing new ideas and energy to the company.
1986 – Jim and Karen become NYS licensed real estate agents.
This converted residence on University Avenue, in the City of Rochester, was the location of our first real estate office.
The family – Jim & Karen with their first born son Jimmy.
Muiti-Family in Rochester
The initial years are spent selling multi-family investment property and residential property around the Park Avenue / University Avenue and other areas in greater Rochester.
Move to real estate office in the Village of Pittsford.
Jim receives the distinguished CCIM Designation on April 28, 1991 in Washington D.C.
Represented buyer in the purchase of this 165,000 square foot building on 31.5 acres on land. The property, which sold for $4.3 million, was anchor tenanted by Xerox Corporation. Today the complex is occupied by UR Medicine, Brighton Health Center.
Sold former American Heart Association building at the corner of Elmwood Ave and Mt. Hope Blvd. across from Strong Memorial Hospital. Purchaser developed property for CVS Pharmacy.
Worked with Rochester based developer in acquiring sites for Rite Aid. Completed transactions in Rochester, Medina, Honeoye Falls, Perry, Irondequoit, Pittsford, Danville and Greece.
Negotiate the sale of the former Travelers Motel in Brighton for development of a CVS Pharmacy.
Sold – 68,000 square foot former Eber Bros. Wine & Liquor property located on Monroe Avenue across from Wegmans. Sale price of $2.2 million. The Property was developed for Petco and Rite Aid. Since that time, the Rite Aid has been converted to Next Door Bar & Grill.
Acted as consultant / tenant representative for Preferred Care in the renegotiation of their 70,000 square foot office space. Lease valued at $10.6 million.
Jim & Jimmy with Club Pro, Mike Mitchell at Ridgemont Country Club
SOLD – Listing broker – Sold 28,000 square foot flex building on 3.9 acres on Rae Boulevard (Canning Industrial Park) in the Town of Victor.
Site Selection / Buyer-Tenant Representative for Rochester based group in opening multiple Perkins Restaurants. The first location was on Jefferson Road in Henrietta. Additional locations were opened in Penfield, Greece, Gates, Hamburg, Amherst and Niagara Falls.
Represented Expeditors International of Washington, Inc. with the acquisition / leasing of their Rochester corporate offices in Linden Oaks Office Park, Pittsford, NY.
Provided exclusive listing services in leasing this office building in Webster, NY.
Exclusive broker and tenant representative for Monroe Wheelchair in leasing their 25,255 square foot office location on Monroe Ave in Pittsford (Monroe County).
SOLD – Former Vincent Buick property located on Fairport Rd in the Town of Fairport, NY
Represented Schwan’s Home Service, Inc., one of the country’s largest branded frozen food companies, in locating the site of their new distribution center. Schwan’s invested $2.3 million to build a new 15,000 SF facility in Rochester.
Represent MVP Health Care in leasing of their corporate headquarters totaling over 138,000 square feet of office space located at Alexander Park in Rochester, NY. Lease valued at $14.6 million.
Exclusive broker for the sale of Regency Apartments, an 88-unit garden apartment complex located in the “North Country” of New York State. Sale price $4.25 million.
Family at Fenway Park, Boston, MA.
Jim & Karen back in the church where they were married in 1986.
Sold Brockport Ford property on Route 19 in Brockport, NY to CountryMax Stores.
New CountryMax facility in Brockport; circa 2010. Since the opening of the Brockport location we have represented CountryMax on new store locations in Batavia, Baldwinsville, Cicero, Geneseo, Henrietta, Oswego, Spencerport and Webster.
Jim Pappas CRE moves into new office location at the Genesee Valley Regional Market on Jefferson Road in Henrietta.
Site seeing at the Mendenhall Glacier in Juneau, Alaska.
Visiting with former Governor, Mike Huckabee (and Presidential Candidate) in Charleston, SC.
Sold 6.7 acres of land in Henrietta. Property was developed as an apartment project and a small retail center.
Jimmy and Jim at the National Mall, Washington D.C. on the 4th of July, 2013.
Listing broker on the sale of 90,000 square foot office-manufacturing facility located in the Town of Brighton (Monroe County).
Jim and Karen visit The White House, Washington D.C.
Represented Monroe Wheelchair in leasing of 28,000 square foot office space in the Town of Henrietta.
Celebrating Jimmy’s first year with the company.
Exclusive broker selling 18,050 square foot class A office building located in the Canal Ponds complex in the Town of Greece. sale price $1.7MM.
Jimmy and wife Stephanie visit the Meiji Shrine, Tokyo, Japan.
Represented Ambrell Corporation (an inTest Company) in the leasing of 79,150 square feet of office-manufacturing space in Rochester, NY.
Sold 67,000 square foot three building industrial complex in Town of Henrietta. Sale price of $2.2 million
Represented buyer in the purchase of this 50,994 square foot office building in Henrietta. Sale price $3.125 million.
Jim in his office with grandson, Parker.
Finally made it to Lambeau Field, Green Bay for a game between the Packers and Steelers. An awesome experience!
SOLD: 25,318 square foot office / manufacturing building on Turner Drive in Spencerport. The property was purchased for the new home of Maris Systems Designs. Sale price $2,100,000.
SOLD: 46,964 SF Industrial / Flex complex with 10.28 acres of land located in the Town of Henrietta. Sale price $3,400,00.
July – Trip to Greece
View of the Parthenon in evening
Island of Santorini