Jim Bailey

Jim Bailey

Vice Chairman

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    Houston, TX 77056
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James P. Bailey, Jr. is Vice Chairman in the Houston office of Cushman & Wakefield (C&W) of Texas, Inc. He was previously Senior Vice President with Cushman Realty Corporation, which merged with C&W in 2001. Specializing in tenant representation, Mr. Bailey has 27 years of experience assisting clients with their office space requirements, 25 years with C&W. 

Mr. Bailey’s real estate career began in 1988 while in graduate school. Prior to joining Cushman Realty in 1992, he was with a Houston-based brokerage firm that specialized in representing tenants throughout Houston and elsewhere. Mr. Bailey also has extensive experience in building management and asset management. He consistently ranks among the top brokers in Houston in transaction volume, and is a Top 10 Producer for C& W worldwide, having completed some of the largest lease transactions ever in Houston including Dynegy, Chevron, Fulbright & Jaworski, Shell and PXP. He has also brokered some of the largest building sales and purchases on behalf of his corporate clients, including Energy Transfer Partners, Koch Industries and Anadarko.

Mr. Bailey is a native Houstonian, celebrating over 30 years of marriage, has three children and a new grandson. 


MBA degree concentrating in finance from the University of Houston, University Park (Central Campus) 

BA degree in economics from the University of Texas 

Served on the Episcopal High School Board of Trustees, recently serving as Chairman of the Annual Fund (2009-2011) and is Co-Chair of the Episcopal High School 25th Anniversary Capital Campaign, which exceeded its goal.

Past President of Post Oak Little League, has coached several “Tournament Teams”, and has served as a Division Coordinator 

Past President of the Briargrove School Dad’s Club and has chaired several fundraising efforts for the school 

Past President of the Oaks of Briargrove School, and he and his wife have served on the Board of Briargrove Elementary School 

Emeritus sponsor with his wife of The Children’s Fund, Inc., a local, volunteers-only charity that provides seed money to worthwhile Houston start-up charitable causes 

Co-Chair of 2017 Amazing Place Gala

Elected as President of the Men’s Golf Association of his country club and was shortly thereafter asked to serve on its Board of Directors, where he also served as Chairman of the Golf Committee 

Serves on the Houston Methodist Neurological Institute National Council 

Member of the Houston Producers Forum

Member of the Houston Association of Realtors, Texas Association of Realtors and National Association of Realtors, as well as the Houston Office Leasing Brokers Association (HOLBA)

Awards & Associations

Recipient of the 2003 Office Broker of the Year award given by the NAIOP Commercial Real Estate Development Association, recognizing Mr. Bailey’s production, integrity and exemplary community service

Finalist for the 2000 NAIOP Office Broker of the Year award and is consistently recognized as one of Houston’s “Who’s Who in Commercial Brokerage”, “Heavy Hitters” and “Top Producers” 

Awarded “Office Deal of the Year” for the 1.2 million square foot lease for Chevron – NAIOP, 2007 

In 1996 he became one of the youngest brokers named Senior Vice President in the history of Cushman Realty Corporation

Repeat nominee of the “Legacy Award” from the Houston Business Journal

Repeat C&W Global Top Ten producer and is annually one of the top producers in the Houston office, as well as a consistent top producer nationally (2008, 2010, 2011, and 2012) 

Published in Legal Management magazine and Law Office Administration Newsletter

Featured speaker at the Association of Legal Administrators section meeting


Anadarko Petroleum Corporation *

Arnold, White & Durkee *

Chevron U.S.A., Inc. *

Cockrell Oil Corporation *

Columbia Energy Services Corporation

Dowell Schlumberger

Dynegy, Inc. *

Endeavour International *

EOTT Energy Corp. *

Equitable Resources Energy Company *

Fulbright & Jaworski, L.L.P. *

Hays, McConn, Rice & Pickering, P.C.

Helix Energy Solutions Group, Inc. *

Interliant *

Jefferies & Company

John Daugherty Realtors, Inc.

Koch Industries, Inc. *

Luminant Worldwide Corporation

NATCO Group, Inc.

Ocean Energy, Inc. *

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP

Plains Exploration & Production Company *


Smith Seckman Reid, Inc. *

Tekell Book Matthews & Limmer

Texon L.P. *

UBS (PaineWebber) *

Vastar Resources, Inc.

VICO Services, Inc.


* Multiple transactions and multiple locations