James Chung - Cushman & Wakefield
James Chung

James Chung

Western Regional Retail Leader

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    300 Santana Row, Suite 5-2500
    San Jose, CA 95128
    United States

    Lic: 01408190

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    +1 408 436-3630

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Mr. Chung, Executive Managing Director, Cushman & Wakefield, has been with the company for 14 years and currently represents more than 30 national tenants, most of these Fortune 500, and over seven million square feet of retail across the nine Bay Area counties. Chung’s roster of clients includes well-known brands such as Sur La Table, 24 Hour Fitness, MOD Pizza, Guitar Center, AT&T, and Party City, to name a few. Chung’s listing clientele includes private developers and national REITs including Federal Realty, Regency Centers, Grosvenor, ARCP, Vornado, Hunter Properties, Keenan Land, KIMCO, Donahue Schriber, Jamestown, and Fulcrum where he focuses on grocery anchored and power/promotional shopping centers (both ground up and existing). Consistently a top producer within the firm, Chung was National Retail Broker of the Year companywide, nationally. Chung is a regular contributor to publications such as the Silicon Valley Business Journal, San Francisco Chronicle and San Jose Mercury News. Chung was a member of Silicon Valley Business Journal's Top 40 Under 40 in 2012. Moreover, Chain Store Age Magazine recently named Chung amongst the “Power Four” on a national ranking amongst all retail brokers.


Bachelor's degree - University of California, Berkeley
Major Economics
Minor Spanish

Professional Affiliations

Program Chair, International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC)
2009 Monterey ICSC Co-Chair
2012-13 National RECON Retail Runway Moderator
2013-15 ICSC State Chair (California)
2015 VLI Member, Retail Council Invitee

Awards & Associations

2004-Present CoStar Power Broker
2004-2006 BT Commercial Top 5 under 5 Producer
2006-2014 DTZ Retail – Terranomics Top 5 Producer
2010 Cassidy Turley Leadership Award
2011 Cassidy Turley Inter-Office Dealmaker Award
2011-Present Chainlinks Western Region Principal and Co-Chair
2012 Silicon Valley Business Journal Top 40 Under 40
2012-14 Cassidy Turley Top Ten Retail (nationally)
2014 Cassidy Turley National Retail Broker of the Year
2015 Chain Store Age Magazine “Power Four”
2015 ASVB Retail Broker of the Year