Wall Street Journal Bestseller: The Insider’s Edge to Real Estate Investing from Top Investment Sales Broker

Wall Street Journal Bestseller: The Insider’s Edge to Real Estate Investing from Top Investment Sales Broker

New Release from Principal and Head of Avison Young’s Tri-State Investment Sales James Nelson Shows You How to Up Your Real Estate Game

NEW YORK, NY (March 2, 2023) -- The real estate investment market is worth nearly $21 trillion, and almost half of the properties are purchased by individual investors. There’s space available for anyone who’s willing to play. Sought-after industry expert and highly acclaimed real estate master James Nelson delivers the knowledge, insights, and tools you need to get started, generate returns, achieve your investing goals, and build a portfolio for the future in his debut book with Rachel Hartman, The Insider's Edge to Real Estate Investing: Game-Changing Strategies to Outperform the Market.

Released on January 31, 2023, through McGraw Hill, in The Insider's Edge to Real Estate Investing, Nelson shows you exactly how to get in the game and create lasting wealth in today’s lucrative real estate market. During his 25-year career, Nelson has sold more than 500 properties and loans totaling over $5 billion. He is also a serial real estate investor and has launched two real estate funds with total capitalizations of over $350 million.

James is currently Principal and Head of Avison Young’s Tri-State Investment Sales group in New York City, where in February 2023 he was named the top investment sales broker globally at the company. His accolades also include being named Commercial Observer’s Power 100, CoStar’s Power Broker, and receiving the Deal of the Year award by REBNY. Most recently in early February, he also received The Young Real Estate Professional of the Year Award from REBNY.

Rachel Hartman helps Fortune 500 companies and executives share their message. She has penned content for national and international publications, and her work can be seen in outlets such as U.S. News & World Report, where she is a weekly contributor. 

Featuring a foreword by bestselling author and star of Bravo's "Million Dollar Listing" Ryan Serhant, The Insider's Edge to Real Estate Investing hit The Wall Street Journal bestseller list in hardcover business at number six on February 23, 2023. It also debuted as a number one new release on Amazon in various categories during its launch week.

The book has already received notable praise, with endorsements from industry titans like Lois Weiss, columnist at New York Post, The Real Deal, and Commercial Observer, Rod Santomassimo, President and founder of the Massimo Group, Francis J. Greenburger, Founder of Time Equities and self-made billionaire, and Don Peebles, Founder, Chairman, and CEO of the Peebles Corporation; among others.

Additionally, Avison Young has donated copies of The Insider's Edge to Real Estate Investing to all libraries in the New York City area, in addition to donating books to Queens College. Nelson has also personally donated copies to and is presenting to universities including Baruch, Colgate, Columbia, Cornell, Fordham, NYU, and Wharton.

“James is a high performer and a motivational leader at Avison Young and we are incredibly proud to support his educational book for the real estate community. We are also excited to donate books to Queens College and all public libraries in the NYC area – a must-read for a whole new generation of investors.” — Mark E. Rose, Principal, Chair and Chief Executive Officer of Avison Young.

A donation has also been made from advance sales to the Bowery Mission in the memory of the late Jim Kinsey, a principal and COO, U.S. Capital Markets Group based in Avison Young's New York City office.

“I’m very excited to get The Insider’s Edge to Real Estate Investing out to seasoned investors and real estate veterans,” says Nelson. “But I’m most excited to introduce this book to a whole new generation of investors, and to be able to donate this book to local universities and NYC libraries so that these young investors can discover how they too can outperform the market―and start building a legacy.”

“My class at Columbia is grateful for James’ contribution of his book. We really enjoyed discussing all the actionable advice.” — Masood Bhatti, Adjunct Assistant Professor at Columbia GSAPP and Managing Director at Silverpeak.

“James Nelson’s successful track record is a prime example of how REBNY members continue raising the bar with wise analysis, market expertise and industry leadership,” said REBNY President James Whelan and SVP of Social Impact Yvonne Riley-Tepie. “The REBNY Fellows Leadership Program is pleased to host James this spring to meet with our 2023 Fellows and discuss his experiences in the industry, including many of the key insights covered in his excellent new book.”

The Insider’s Edge to Real Estate Investing is available on Amazon and everywhere fine books are sold. For more information, please visit: www.jamesnelson.com.

About Avison Young: Avison Young creates real economic, social and environmental value as a global real estate advisor, powered by people. As a private company, our clients collaborate with an empowered partner who is invested in their success. Our integrated talent realizes the full potential of real estate by using global intelligence platforms that provide clients with insights and advantage. Together, we can create healthy, productive workplaces for employees, cities that are centers for prosperity for their citizens, and built spaces and places that create a net benefit to the economy, the environment and the community.

Avison Young is a 2022 winner of the Canada's Best Managed Companies Platinum Club designation, having retained its Best Managed designation for nine consecutive years.


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