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Los Angeles

James Travers



James holds a national reputation as a leader in the commercial real estate industry. His market expertise, creative deal-making skills and keen knowledge of the art of negotiation have maintained his position at the forefront of the industry.

James leads one of the most powerful negotiating teams in California. With his leadership, Cresa has maintained a strict dedication to tenant representation, and successfully negotiated over $11 billion in real estate transactions.


Los Angeles
555 South Flower Street
Suite 4650
Los Angeles, CA 90071



James is one of the Founders of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (MOCA) and a Member of the Executive Committee, Governing Board at FIDM. 
James has served as the team leader on several large corporate assignments including AIG SunAmerica, Bank of the West, Colony Capital,, Gensler, Hogan Lovells, Houlihan Lokey, Lions Gate Entertainment, PennyMac, Preferred Bank, The Broad Foundation, Warner Music Group, Wells Fargo, W.M. Keck Foundation, TCW, Jeffer Mangels, Freeport-McMoRan, Macerich, and Norwegian Cruse Line.
Jim Travers did a great job of finding the right space and negotiating the right lease for both SunAmerica and The Broad Foundations. The Travers team is professional and knowledgeable -- they are terrific.
Eli Broad  |   Founder
The Broad Foundation
James received his B.S. from the University of Cincinnati.
DTLA Skyline
December 30, 2020

James Travers Podcast - The Real Market with Chris Rising

Chris is joined in the studio by Jim Travers, founder and chairman of Travers Cresa, a tenant-focused brokerage. Jim gets real about his long career in real estate, starting in New York in the 60's and then making the move to Los Angeles. Jim's "old school" approach to making deals and his willingness to embrace new technology have proven to be a successful combination for him, and he isn't shy to go into detail about how he conducts his business. A truly fun and engaging conversation!
DTLA Skyline
December 30, 2020

James Travers Podcast - The Deal with Danny Brown

Jim Travers, the Godfather of Tenant Rep, discusses how he got his start in New York commercial real estate, moving to Los Angeles in the 1970s when it was wide open, some of his biggest deals and Dissapointments and how the commercial real estate landscape has changed.