Jim was born and raised in New York City where he retains strong family roots and long term friendships. He graduated from Kenyon College in 1981 with a B.A. in History and began his professional career in Los Angeles working for a succession of large and small industrial real estate brokerages.
After 15 years practicing real estate, Jim opened Klein Commercial Real Estate in 1997. KCRE maintains an office in downtown Gardena and specializes in industrial property throughout the Greater Los Angeles region. Clients include developers, international corporations, and private investors, in both sale and lease transactions.
Jim also holds a New York State broker’s license enabling him to serve East Coast clients and is frequently involved in out-of-state transactions through his professional network of highly qualified real estate brokers.
Jim has held leadership roles in both civic and business organizations including BRICA (Broadway/Rosecrans Industrial Commercial Association), LASVP (Los Angeles Social Venture Partners) and SIOR (Society of Industrial and Office Realtors), for which he was recently elected to the Board of Directors. His hobbies include tennis and running, literature, travel, and tech. Jim occasionally writes about the industry. He lives in Santa Monica with his family.