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Jim J. Damiani
SIOR, CCIM

Executive Managing Director | Office Advisory-Tenant

Newmark Knight Frank

100 South Fifth Street, Suite 2150, Minneapolis, MN 55402

Market
Minneapolis
Specialty
Office Specialist
Member Since
1999
Chapter
SIOR Minnesota Chapter
Areas of Practice
Tenant Representation, Sale/Leasing
Accreditations
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)
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).
  • 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)
  • Augsburg College
Michael Maroon, SIOR
The Acclaim Group
Cranford, NJ
Jim Damiani, SIOR, CCIM
Newmark Knight Frank
Minneapolis, MN
Office Lease
13,932 Sq. Ft.
July 1, 2018 Eagan, MN

Reed Christianson, SIOR
Transwestern
Minneapolis, MN
Jim Damiani, SIOR, CCIM
Newmark Knight Frank
Minneapolis, MN
Office Lease
20,500 Sq. Ft.
December 15, 2017 Minneapolis, MN

Jim represented Chartwell Financial

Reed Christianson, SIOR
Transwestern
Minneapolis, MN
Jim Damiani, SIOR, CCIM
Newmark Knight Frank
Minneapolis, MN
Office Lease
6,139 Sq. Ft.
November 6, 2017 Minneapolis, MN

Jim represented Newmark Knight Frank

Reed Christianson, SIOR
Transwestern
Minneapolis, MN
Jim Damiani, SIOR, CCIM
Newmark Knight Frank
Minneapolis, MN
Office Lease
31,427 Sq. Ft.
September 1, 2017 Minneapolis, MN

Reed represented Northland Securities

Nils Snyder, SIOR, CCIM
Kenwood Commercial
Minneapolis, MN
Jim Damiani, SIOR, CCIM
Newmark Knight Frank
Minneapolis, MN
Office Lease
10,000 Sq. Ft.
January 5, 2017 Minneapolis, MN

Jim represented CBX

Robert Revoir, SIOR
Cushman & Wakefield of Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN
Jim Damiani, SIOR, CCIM
Newmark Knight Frank
Minneapolis, MN
Office Lease
10,000 Sq. Ft.
January 5, 2017 Golden Valley, MN

Jim represented Blanski, Peter, Kronlage & Zoch

Jim Damiani, SIOR, CCIM
Newmark Knight Frank
Minneapolis, MN
Mark Kolsrud, SIOR, CPM
Colliers International | Minneapolis – St. Paul
Minnetonka, MN
Office Sale
$2,200,000
100,000 Sq. Ft.
May 14, 2015 Columbia Heights, MN

Nils Snyder, SIOR, CCIM
Kenwood Commercial
Minneapolis, MN
Jim Damiani, SIOR, CCIM
Newmark Knight Frank
Minneapolis, MN
Office Lease
$1,177,207
15,234 Sq. Ft.
March 12, 2015 Minneapolis, MN

Jim represented DST Market Services LLC

Robert Revoir, SIOR
Cushman & Wakefield of Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN
Jim Damiani, SIOR, CCIM
Newmark Knight Frank
Minneapolis, MN
Office Lease
$463,140
5,976 Sq. Ft.
March 5, 2015 Edina, MN

Jim represented Klein Bank

Robert Revoir, SIOR
Cushman & Wakefield of Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN
Jim Damiani, SIOR, CCIM
Newmark Knight Frank
Minneapolis, MN
Office Lease
$205,546
1,897 Sq. Ft.
March 2, 2015 Maple Grove, MN

Jim represented Rodney L. Priebe

Jim Damiani, SIOR, CCIM
Newmark Knight Frank
Minneapolis, MN
Mark Kolsrud, SIOR, CPM
Colliers International | Minneapolis – St. Paul
Minnetonka, MN
Office Sale
$7,700,000
56,378 Sq. Ft.
February 26, 2015 Maple Grove, MN

Jim represented Opus Development

Mark represented Wellington Management

Michael Maroon, SIOR
The Acclaim Group
Cranford, NJ
Jim Damiani, SIOR, CCIM
Newmark Knight Frank
Minneapolis, MN
Office Lease
$1,461,027
December 14, 2012 MN

Michael Maroon, SIOR
The Acclaim Group
Cranford, NJ
Jim Damiani, SIOR, CCIM
Newmark Knight Frank
Minneapolis, MN
Office Lease
$241,274
April 13, 2012 MN

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