James Austin

James Austin

Chicago, IL, US



I began my career in IT sales and then added endeavors in the real estate business with ten years of diversified experience. I have expertise in business sales, strategy, marketing, property management, real estate investment strategy, leasing, property rehabilitation, foreclosures, short sales and financial analysis.
I have proven to be an excellent team member and leader in marketing, sales, real estate projects and other business ventures. My objectives include the opportunity to collaborate, contribute, learn and grow in future endeavors and partnerships. I have a passion for real estate and architecture and am excited to work for a company in that industry.
James is from the western suburbs of Chicago and graduated from DePaul University, earning a B.A. in Political Science.


UNISON Site Management, Chicago, IL, US, Wireless Marketing Director

- Conducted highly motivated marketing, sales and business development activities to acquire cell site leases.
- Produced and executed effective sales and marketing presentations.
- Leveraged my knowledge and experience in all aspects of real estate transactions to prospect new leads, effectively contact them and gain new business.
Achievement: Exceeded established performance goals and achieved the #1 ranking in the company, May 2013.

Feb 2013 - Jan 2014

LETRECO LLC, Chicago, IL, US, Director of Marketing & Acquisitions

-Directed all marketing, advertising and sales functions for all real estate projects and properties. -Directed all research and acquisition of investment property for  $15­- $20 million portfolio.
-Coordinated all marketing and advertising campaigns for company. -Managed  nationwide marketing campaigns for vacation rental properties and acquisition initiatives for auctions, foreclosures, short sales, real estate funds and distressed projects. -Evaluated value, risk and size of each investment opportunity using various analytical tools and financial calculations. -Managed all construction, renovation, repair and maintenance in all apartment buildings and condo with special attention on architecture and design elements. Achievements: -Built and Directed a comprehensive Marketing and Advertising operation for a multi million dollar National Real Estate investment portfolio.
-Planned and executed the “LETRECO Vacation Rental Marketing Program”. Sales rose 200% in 1st year and increased an average of 80% each consecutive year .
-Initiated the “LETRECO Marketing Best Practices Program”, Streamlining the conception and construction of advertising, quality of service and follow up procedure with clients to promote excellent response and close rates.
-Incorporated diligent research, analysis, negotiation, renovation, leasing sales and property management equaling a robust, profitable and well run asset group.

Mar 2008 - Mar 2012


DePaul University, Chicago, IL, US, Bachelors, Political Science

Jan 1999 - Jun 2002

Areas of Specialization