James Oaksun is Broker-Owner of New Realty Concepts LLC, a boutique real estate brokerage in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Originally from Buffalo, New York, James is a cum laude graduate of Dartmouth College, and received an MBA in finance from Cornell University.
James worked for more than 20 years in a variety of financial and actuarial positions. He spent most of that time at Unum Group in Portland, Maine, eventually becoming Director of Actuarial Analysis.
When he reached midlife, James decided to change careers and relocate to a warmer and sunnier place. He wanted to use his skills in finance, research and analysis to help people directly, and decided to enter the real estate industry. He first received training as an appraiser, and while he did not ultimately enter that field, utilizes that knowledge base every day as a Realtor.
In 2013 James became a licensed real estate sales representative in Florida. Two years later, he earned his Broker license in Florida, and last year founded New Realty Concepts.
James is a firm believer in life-long education. While in the insurance industry, he earned the designations of Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU) and Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC) from The American College. Since becoming a Realtor, James has earned additional real estate industry-specific designations and accreditations, including: Graduate Realtor Institute (GRI), Broker Price Opinion Resource (BPOR), Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR), and Short Sale and Foreclosure Resource (SFR).
Additionally, James has assumed several leadership roles in the real estate industry in Florida. He is a state director of the Florida Association of Realtors, where he serves on the Research Advisory committee. At the local level, James is a 2014 graduate of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Realtors Leadership Academy, and has served on a variety of committees within that Board.
Recently, James was appointed to the Board of Directors for the US Green Building Council South Florida Region.
James is a multiply-published author, and writes a biweekly real estate column for South Florida Gay News.
Outside of work (although small business owners and Realtors are never, really, away from work), James enjoys reading, golf, politics, music, going to the beach, and being owned by his retired racing greyhound, Koffee.
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