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Jim J. Damiani, SIOR, CCIM
Office Specialist
Executive Managing Director | Office Advisory-Tenant, Newmark Knight Frank
100 South 5th Street
Suite 1900
Minneapolis, MN 55402
United States
Phone: +1.612.430.9960
Cell: +1.612.270.6318
Email: jim.damiani@ngkf.com
Website: www.ngkf.com
 
Chapter:   SIOR Minnesota Chapter
Member Since: 1999
 
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Bio

Jim Damiani, CCIM, SIOR, is an executive managing director of Newmark Grubb Knight Frank’s Minneapolis-St. Paul office and designated broker for Minnesota brokerage operations. An established industry leader, Mr. Damiani is among the most successful and widely recognized market leaders in the Minneapolis commercial real estate market. Tasked with launching NGKF’s Twin Cities presence, he partners with Senior Managing Director John McCarthy to develop and grow the firm’s service coverage in one of the most crucial corporate headquarters markets in the U.S.

A highly experienced tenant representation specialist, Mr. Damiani is known for his proactive approach, solid relationships, detailed market knowledge and superior negotiating skills that formulate his client service delivery. With nearly 30 years of experience in commercial real estate, he is an expert at the intricacies of real estate, saving his clients between 20% and 75% on occupancy costs. His knowledge of workplace strategies promoting efficient

workspace and current market conditions, along with his vast professional network, helps him secure the best possible terms for his clients. His financial background complements his client advisory, which includes indepth financial analysis and assessment.

Prior to joining NGKF in 2017, Mr. Damiani was a senior vice president at Colliers International, where he was a 16-time Office Salesperson of the Year. His numerous industry recognitions also include Minnesota Commercial Association of Realtors (MNCAR) Broker of the Year and Volunteer of the Year, CoStar Power Broker, Minneapolis Business Journal 40 Under 40 Winner and many more. Additionally, Mr. Damiani is the former chairperson of the City of New Hope Planning Commission and is a frequent speaker/moderator for numerous industry organizations including the MNCAR, NAIOP, CCIM, SIOR, Bisnow, and Building Owners and Managers Association International (BOMA).

Achievements
  • 1995 Hustle Award for most transactions
  • 1995 Ackerberg Group #1 Producing Broker
  • 1999 & 2000 CCIM Institute Office Challenge Champion
  • 2006 MNCAR Transaction of the Year
  • 1998-2016 Top Five company broker award
  • 2016 Selected by Twin Cities Business editorial staff as one of 100 People to Know
  • 2014 MNCAR Volunteer of the Year
  • 2006 - Present CoStar Power Broker Award - Top Office Leasing Broker
  • 2013 & 2014-2016 Top Overall Broker Award
  • 2012 MNCAR Broker of the Year
  • 16-time Welsh Office Salesperson of the Year
  • Recipient, 40 Under Forty, (Mpls/St. Paul Business Journal)
  • 2012-2016 Everest Club (top 10% nationally)
Affiliates
  • Mentor, STRIVE, Osseo High School
  • Chairperson, City of New Hope's Planning Commission (past)
  • Speaker, Annual CCIM forecasts, NAIOP, MNCAR and BOMA
  • Green designation, National Association of Realtors (NAR)
  • Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (VP Local Chapter)
  • Minnesota Commercial Association of Realtors (MNCAR)
  • Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM)
Education
  • Augsburg College
Areas of Practice
  • Tenant Representation
  • Sale/Leasing
Transactions
2015

Jim Damiani, SIOR, CCIM

Newmark Knight Frank
Minneapolis, MN

Mark Kolsrud, SIOR, CPM

Colliers International | Minneapolis – St. Paul
Minnetonka, MN

$2,200,000 Office Sale

100,000 sq. ft.

Columbia Heights, MN - May 14, 2015

Nils Snyder, SIOR, CCIM

Colliers International
Minneapolis, MN

Jim Damiani, SIOR, CCIM

Newmark Knight Frank
Minneapolis, MN

$1,177,207 Office Lease

15,234 sq. ft.

Jim represented DST Market Services LLC

Minneapolis, MN - March 12, 2015

Robert Revoir, SIOR

Cushman & Wakefield of Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN

Jim Damiani, SIOR, CCIM

Newmark Knight Frank
Minneapolis, MN

$463,140 Office Lease

5,976 sq. ft.

Jim represented Klein Bank

Edina, MN - March 5, 2015

Robert Revoir, SIOR

Cushman & Wakefield of Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN

Jim Damiani, SIOR, CCIM

Newmark Knight Frank
Minneapolis, MN

$205,546 Office Lease

1,897 sq. ft.

Jim represented Rodney L. Priebe

Maple Grove, MN - March 2, 2015

Jim Damiani, SIOR, CCIM

Newmark Knight Frank
Minneapolis, MN

Mark Kolsrud, SIOR, CPM

Colliers International | Minneapolis – St. Paul
Minnetonka, MN

$7,700,000 Office Sale

56,378 sq. ft.

Jim represented Opus Development
Mark represented Wellington Management

Maple Grove, MN - February 26, 2015
2012

Michael Maroon, SIOR

The Acclaim Group
Cranford, NJ

Jim Damiani, SIOR, CCIM

Newmark Knight Frank
Minneapolis, MN

$1,461,027 Office Lease

MN - December 14, 2012

Michael Maroon, SIOR

The Acclaim Group
Cranford, NJ

Jim Damiani, SIOR, CCIM

Newmark Knight Frank
Minneapolis, MN

$241,274 Office Lease

MN - April 13, 2012
Committee History
CommitteeCommittee RoleBegin DateEnd Date
Chapter Leadership CouncilMember1/1/201312/31/2013
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