The NAR Commercial Intelligence Briefing Podcast continues with a conversation with James Hochman, Real Estate Partner with Coman & Anderson P.C. Jim is one of NAR Commercial’s Signature Series speakers for 2012. He offers several seminars in the Signature Series dealing with the kinds of legal agreements that are pivotal to commercial real estate transactions, including lease agreements, purchase and sale agreements, and exclusive listing agreements. He also conducts workshops on how to avoid litigation, broker lien rights, license portability issues for interstate commercial real estate transactions, and effective negotiation skills for brokers.
As Coman & Anderson’s Real Estate Partner since July 2005, Jim Hochman represents many commercial real estate brokerage firms, receivers, landlords, tenants, and real estate investors by assisting in commercial and residential real estate transactions. Prior to joining Coman & Anderson, Jim was Senior VP & Senior Counsel for CB Richard Ellis for 22 years, representing CBRE in all aspects of real estate services for 20 states in the Central United States.
Jim is a speaker on real estate broker-related issues for real estate organizations across the nation and in Canada. He also teaches for SIOR nationally and Lewis University. He co-akuthored and sponsored the Illinois Commercial Real Estate Broker Lien Act, and several subsequent states’ broker lien acts. He is the architect of license portability statutes for several states. In 2004, Jim was honored by SIOR with its Inaugural Champion of Industry Award and is now a General Associate member of SIOR.
Jim graduated from Brown University and has earned a Doctor of Jurisprudence from Boston Unversity School of Law. He retired as Commander in the United States Naval Reserve in 1992, after 22 years of service. His final assignment was Special Counsel to the U.S. Commander in Chief, Pacific Forces.
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