James 'Jim' Laurenzo began with Pyramid Brokerage in 2003 after retiring with 28 years of service from the Economic Development Office of the City of Syracuse. His last position with the City was Chief Economic Development Officer. Aside from running the real estate and financing aspects for the City Economic Development Department, Jim’s specialty was public/private financing used for a long list of job creating City Industries for businesses located in the City and companies attracted to the city as new business.
He is a graduate of the National Development Council as a Certified Economic Development Specialist. He also graduated from SUNY at Delhi with an AAS and SUNY at Brockport with a BS in Business.
He has been licensed for over 35+ years. He buys/sells and manages a personal portfolio of industrial/commercial properties and apartments in Onondaga County. He has significant contacts in Syracuse and Onondaga County that he uses to his clients advantage, together with his “hands on” investment, financing and targeted economic development incentives experience.
Awards & Associations
Deal of the Year – numerous times
Infusion of CNY
Syracuse Police Federal Credit Union
Specialty Welding Corp.
First Student, Inc.
RLR Investments, LLC