The Company

Whether you're seeking a New York City Rental, or purchasing a coop or condominium home, Benjamin James is your ally.
All of our agents have access to one of the most robust listings databases in the City. Our in-house listings department maintains a proprietarydatabase, updated every day by a staff of five, in order to ensure that our agents have a strong picture of the entire residential marketplace.

James Ferrari  Benjamin James was founded in 1993 by entrepreneur, James Ferrari. During our first decade,
  we grew from a twelve-person office in Union Square to a leader in the residential 

  marketplace, adding two more locations, opening offices in Soho and Chelsea, and specializing
  in residential 
rentals and onsite marketing while developing an active sales force in the coop and
  condo market.
HUGE LISTING DATABASE - Thousands of Residential Listings at Your Service

Mandela and Ferrari FamilyBenjamin James leverages the latest innovative technology to make your home search more efficient and less frustrating. Each agent has access to one of the most robust databases of rental and sales properties in the city. This ensures that every Benjamin James agent will be able to, quickly and accurately streamline your search through our vast collection of listings. Our agents can pinpoint the homes that match your housing needs. As a leading member of the Real Estate Board of New York, we participate in a network of over 435 Manhattan brokerages that share listings. This means that any Benjamin James Agent can get you into any apartment listing by any REBNY member firm. One Stop Shopping! From luxury homes and high-rises to value priced rentals, from the Upper West Side to Tribeca and the Financial District to Harlem, Benjamin James' agents have the tools that they need to find you the perfect home.
SKILLS AND KNOW HOW - We are People with an Acumen for Closing Deals
Benjamin James agents are dealmakers. Whether securing prime leases for qualified tenants or bringing contracts to closing on residential sales, we are expert mediators in Manhattan leasing and closing processes. Our strength is simple: we know how to match our clients with the right landlords and buildings. This means that we are able to counsel you prior to beginning a search so that you don't waste your time or money. Whether buying, selling or renting, you can have confidence that your Benjamin James agent will make the right deal happen for you.
TOP QUALITY AGENTS - High Energy Professionals With a Focus on Service
Our agents are hard working professionals with a reputation for service. A recent New York Times article praising the skills of a Benjamin James agent illustrates how careful listening combined with access to the right listings can make all the difference in your housing search. Moreover, our agents are part of the fabric of New York: many are involved in arts and cultural organizations, have worked on Wall Street, in the Entertainment industry, Advertising and Public Relations, Architecture and Design, and Urban Planning and Community Renewal. Our agents are truly a reflection of the city itself. We benefit greatly from repeat business and referrals because of the strong relationships that our agents forge with their clients during the apartment search, application, and approval process.
UNPARALLED ACCESS to HOMES and APARTMENTS - Benjamin James Offers Access to the City's Prime Rental and Sales Properties
With thousands of exclusive listings, Benjamin James offers you unequalled access to the city's finest apartments and homes. New Yorkers are busy people and searching for a new home can be a time consuming and frustrating process. Benjamin James has relationships with hundreds of landlords and property managers across the city. This means that you can see more apartments in less time and reduce the stress of your search when you work with Benjamin James.