About the Founder

James Ferrari founded Benjamin James Real Estate in 1993 after a long a frustrating search for the perfect home in New York. His aim was simple: to create a truly service-oriented real estate firm with expert agents that worked hard for sellers, buyers, renters, and landlords. James Ferrari is a businessman and social entrepreneur who has worked with developing world governments and NGOs with a goal of bridging partnerships as a means of diplomacy. He has advised multinational corporations relating to local political, economic and social issues in developing nations. He believes that America needs partnerships, and not rhetoric, with emerging world nations and cultures in order to have a viable future. 


The first decade of Benjamin James established it as a leading firm in the New York City real estate market. In 2006 Benjamin James Real Estate utilized its reputation as a young and progressive company of creative and savvy New Yorkers to aid developers in marketing new buildings more effectively. 


James Ferrari attended Hunter College, majoring in Political Science, with continuing education in Globalization and its Effect on the 20th Century.